Recovery and the Community: Side By Side


This September 2021, there is a full roster of events happening throughout the state of Vermont.
Come join the celebrations! Thank you to the support of Vermont Department of Health: ADAP.

Recovery Month Event List

Tuesday, August 31st from 2-4pm: National Overdose Awareness Day in Barre to honor those we have lost to substance use disorder.  Sponsored by Vermont Cares and Recovery Vermont. 

Thursday September 9th from 10-2: The Turning Point Center of Rutland will be hosting its annual Recovery Month celebration at Main Street Park in Rutland. The event will feature the Death Nut Challenge (  as well as live entertainment from the Human Juke Box Duane Carlton, food, fun, and games. A $30.00 entry fee per participant will cover the cost of the “Death Nuts” and a commemorative T-shirt. All proceeds will benefit the Turning Point Center of Rutland. A 50/50 type drawing will be held with community members having an opportunity to “wager” on participants and a winning ticket will be selected based on the contest winner. To register for the challenge or to arrange to have a table at the event please contact Kyle @ Deadline for entry is August 20th, 2021.

Saturday September 11th, from 12-3: Cornhole Tournament in Middlebury!  Co-sponsored by the Turning Point of Addison County and the Vermont Alliance for Recovery Residences (VTARR). 

Saturday September 18th, Step into Action Recovery Walk from 10AM to 2PM, the Universalist Church, the top of Church Street in Burlington!  Join us at this huge celebration of recovery and a joyous march down the Church Street Marketplace.  Sponsored by Step into Action with proceeds benefiting recovery organizations.

Monday September 20th, Celebrate National Addiction Professionals Day.  Celebrate your recovery coach and all professionals in our field!  

Thursday September 30th, Vermont Travels to Washington DC. We are bringing a group of Vermont recovery leaders down to DC on September 30th to meet with our reps on the hill and there will be a lot of our peers in DC on that day too.  If interested, please sign up for our list.  Click here to sign up. Sponsored by Recovery Vermont. Logistics to follow in the coming months

Vermont Reads

Recovery Vermont is a lead partner for the Humanities Council 2021 book of the year, We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra throughout the month of September. This book contains themes on families struggling to recover from substance use disorder and family trauma. We currently have recovery resources on the Vermont Humanities Council website to go along with the project.  Join us for these important month-long reading events!  Click to learn more. 

Support your local Recovery Center!

Local is best! Now more than ever your local Recovery Centers need your contributions. To celebrate Recovery Month, consider donating to your local Turning Point Center. Learn more about the Centers below, and make a gift today.

The Turning Point of Windham County
Phone:(802) 257-5600
The Turning Point of Bennington
Phone:(802) 442-9700
The Turning Point Center of Springfield
Phone:(802) 885-4668
The Turning Point Center of Rutland
Phone: 802-773-6010
Upper Valley Turning Point
Phone: 802 295-5206 
Turning Point of Addison County
Phone: 802-388-4249
Turning Point of Central Vermont
Phone: (802) 479-7373
Kingdom Recovery Center
Phone: (802) 751-8520
Turning Point Center of Chittenden County
Phone: 802.861.3150
North Central Vermont Recovery Center
Phone: 802-851-8120
Turning Point of Franklin County
Phone: (802) 782-8454
Journey to Recovery Community Center
Phone: 802-624-4156

Leadership Opportunity

Want to help us plan recovery month 2021?  Join our committee: your voice and ideas are critical!  Leadership team: Kelly Morrill; Mike Johnson; Sheila Young; Ron Stankevich; and Danielle Sessler. Email  

Have an upcoming recovery month event?

We want to promote you and your work! Send it our way and we’ll add it to the full roster of events.


Recovery Vermont
A program of VAMHAR
100 State Street, Suite 352

Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-6263