Media Alert: Recovery Day on the Hill Gathers Supporters of Recovery From Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs at State Capitol

Mar 29, 2011, 18:19 ET from Minnesota Recovery Connection

MARCH 31, 2011

11 AM- 1 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Minnesota Recovery Connection:

WHO: Press Conference Speakers Include (tentative):

William Moyers, Hazelden Foundation

Carol Falkowski, DHS Dan Cain, RS Eden

Mike Schiks, Project Turnabout

Nell Hurley, Minnesota Recovery Connection

Senator John Marty, District 54

Representative Bob Barrett, District 17B


Rally Speakers Include: William Moyers, Hazelden Dan Cain, RS Eden

Rep. Bob Barrett Sen. John Marty Rep. Jim Abeler

Nancy McIntosh, Wayside House Richard Wright, Indian Health Board Emily Noble, Community Member

Rashad Hameed, Ramsey County Juvenile Corrections

Carol Ackley, River Ridge

Mike Schiks, Project Turnabout Deb Woods, Community Member Ben Marx, Step-Up

Kit Wilson, Community Member

John MacDougall, Community Member

Nell Hurley, Minnesota Recovery Connection

WHAT:  Recovery Day on the Hill Press Conference and Rally

WHEN:  Thursday, March 31, 2011

10:00 a.m. Press Conference, Room 181, SOB

11:00 a.m. Rally, Capitol Rotunda

WHERE: Room 181, State Office Building (10 a.m. Press Conference) Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda (11 a.m. Rally)

WHY: Hundreds of members of the recovery community—individuals recovering from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, their families and supporters—are expected to gather on Thursday, March 31 at 11 am in the State Capitol Rotunda to highlight the reality of long-term recovery from addiction. The effort is led by Minnesota Recovery Connection (MRC), a grassroots, nonprofit organization that serves and strengthens the recovery community by connecting people to the resources that can help them initiate and sustain their recovery. MRC also advocates for recovery by mobilizing and raising awareness of the recovery community in Minnesota.

QUOTES: William Moyers, author of Broken, and Hazelden's VP of Foundation Relations, summed up the spirit of the day when he said, "The recovery community is a constituency of consequence. We are here to highlight the stories of real people in Minnesota who are in long-term recovery from addiction. The Recovery Day on the Hill demonstrates that there are people from all walks of life and all ages who are healthy, productive members of society as a result of their recovery."

Nell Hurley, Executive Director of Minnesota Recovery Connection, said, "It's time we take the focus off the problem of addiction and start focusing on the solution. People recover from this disease every day. We are here to put a real face and a real voice on recovery. Our message is simple: Recovery Works."

To learn more about attending Recovery Day on the Hill or for information about Minnesota Recovery Connection, visit

SOURCE Minnesota Recovery Connection