Big Texas Rally for Recovery

Please join us October 2 for the rally--this year's national hub event for Recovery Month activities--and also the day before, on Saturday, October 1, for a day of exciting pre-rally events at Southern Methodist University.

Saturday, October 1

Recovery Ambassador Workshop, 9 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Attend one or two of the following modules, or the entire workshop. There is no charge. Recovery Ambassador Certificates will be provided to those who participate in all three modules. Hosted by Faces & Voices of Recovery, Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy, and SMU Health Center. Lunch options are available both on and off campus.
  • The Science of Addiction and Recovery: Training facilitated by Flo Hilliard of Faces and Voices of Recovery, 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Smash the Stigma: A presentation by best-selling author and advocate William Moyers of the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Our Stories Have Power: Recovery messaging training led by Mike Barry of Faces and Voices of Recovery, with support from Jeremiah Gardner and Nell Hurley of the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy and Alumni Relations, 1:45-4:15 p.m.

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Saturday, October 1

Ice Cream Social with Special Guests, 6-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a fun, inspirational and educational reception with ice cream, sundae fixings, coffee, music and special guest speakers. There is no charge for this event, but space is limited, so register early. Hosted by Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy, Faces & Voices of Recovery, and SMU Health Center. Watch the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Facebook page for live video feeds from these exciting events.

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Saturday, October 1

Generation Found Screening, 8-9:30 pm   

Watch the powerful new film from the creators of The Anonymous People in SMU's Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theatre. Tickets required. Hosted by Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy, Drug Prevention Resources, and SMU Health Center.

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Sunday, October 2

Big Texas Rally, 12-6 p.m.

Publicly celebrate recovery with thousands of others on the recently renovated Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, where there will be music, fellowship, exhibits and inspirational speakers like Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Policy; attorney and author Brian Cuban; and our very own best-selling author and advocate, William Moyers. Hosted by the Association of Persons Affected by Addiction and sponsored by the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy, Faces & Voices of Recovery and others, this rally promises to be one of the biggest and best recovery events of 2016, and there is no charge.

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