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Recovery groups celebrating online

Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal

September is National Recovery Month and in its 31st year, the addiction, mental and behavioral health campaign will look a bit different.

The two-day festival is moving online this year, and is taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

To attend the free event hosted by Recovery Communities of New Mexico, the Behavioral Health Planning Council, the Human Services Department, the Behavioral Health Services Division and the State Opioid Response Program, RSVP at

More than 20 organizations from across the state will host virtual booths while more than 30 participants and organizations, including Lt. Gov. Howie Morales, will speak at the virtual recovery festival.

Participants will have opportunities to video chat with organizations hosting virtual booths.

“We celebrate their recovery just as we celebrate improvements made by those with medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma and heart disease,” said Elizabeth Carovillano, the program coordinator for Stronger Together NM.