Free All-Day “Festival of Recovery” Event
to Provide Help with Addictions and Mental Health Issues
Free Exhibits ● Free Workshops ● Free Presentations
WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2008 — 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
WHERE: Steve Allen Theater—4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90027
Hollywood, CA: Famed Steve Allen Theater and the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., 90027, will be open to the public all day (9:30 am – 4:30pm), Saturday, April 26, for the First Annual Festival of Recovery. The Center has its own lot with plenty of free parking. Food and soft drinks will be provided throughout the day at a nominal cost. The event is sponsored by SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety/Save Our Selves), SHARE! (Self Help and Recovery Exchange), and Project Return Peer Support Network.
Over 30 self help support group meetings, workshops and exhibits providing information from numerous addiction recovery and mental health organizations and agencies will be available throughout the day. The Festival of Recovery will also feature authors’ book signings and special speaker presentations in the Center’s Steve Allen Theater.
Presenters will include Barry Solof, M.D., Regional Chief of Addiction Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine; Randolph J. Atkins, Jr., Ph.D.,sharing the results of his landmark survey, funded by a grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse and recently published in “Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment”; Valerie Banarie, Certified Hypnotherapist, R.N., specializing in using hypnosis for addiction recovery. There will be a special presentation by peak performance strategist, Jairek, with a brief taped introduction by his father, legendary motivational speaker, Anthony Robbins.
Jim Christopher, CAS, FAPA, founder of SOS, will present the 9th annual “Funeral for the Unknown Smoker.” Christopher will co-host the all-day “Festival of Recovery” along with SHARE! founder, Ruth Hollman.