The 11th Annual Let It GO! Recovery Rally & Run will be this Saturday, September 26, at El Paseo - East Pavilion, 20 E. Ave D.

The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley (ADACCV) will host its 11th Annual Let It Go! Recovery Rally & Run.  The Let It GO! Recovery Rally & Run is one of many events throughout the nation to recognize National Recovery Month and celebrate recovery from alcoholism and addiction.  100 percent of the proceeds will benefit ADACCV’s capital campaign to add indigent detoxification services, consolidate treatment services to one location and double the residential treatment capacity. ADACCV has reached over $4M toward its $6M goal!

Let It GO! will kick off with a 1M/5K race. The race will be followed by a speaker who will share their story of recovery from addiction and how drug and alcohol addiction and abuse affected their family. After the speaker, ADACCV will release hundreds of colorful balloons that represent persons “letting go” of their addiction to drugs and alcohol. ADACCV is inviting San Angelo and the Concho Valley to join us in our fight against addiction and alcoholism and to help us celebrate recovery.

The expansion will allow ADACCV to add a new indigent Detox Center to the existing programs. A full-scope substance abuse treatment program is comprised of three stages: 1.) Detox, 2.) Rehab  and 3.) Aftercare. Detox is a crucial healthcare component and continues to be the major gap for hundreds in ADACCV’s target population. It has been nonexistent in our community for over 15 years. Detox helps stabilize clients and allows them to safely and comfortably remove the toxins from their body. When detox services are available immediately for those in need, clients will be better engaged in rehabilitation and in the long run will be more successful in maintaining their recovery.

ADACCV needs community support and there are various ways to help, one of which is joining them for their Let It GO fundraiser. To learn how you can help, call 325-224-3481 or visit www.adaccv.org.