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Operation Recovery: Erasing Stigmas

Operation Recovery dunk tankIn recognition of National Recovery Month, the MCTC Addiction Counseling Club is hosting its fourth annual Operation Recovery: Erasing Stigmas event on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

In an effort to overcome stigma affiliated with drug and alcohol recovery, event organizers invite all students and members of the community to attend the events held in the outdoor MCTC plaza. Last year, the event drew 1,200 students and community members and provided education, guidance and celebration from members of MCTC’s Addiction Counseling program, its students, local treatment centers, 12 Step programs and other local health programs. The event raised funds for the Students Against Hunger and Homelessness, an MCTC student club which, along with the Resource and Referral Center, provides a food shelf for students.

The event will include:
  • 30+ tables providing information on addiction, recovery and related resources
  • “Heroin at Home,” a documentary about heroin use in Minnesota 
  • Free bungee obstacle course 
  • Make-Your-Own Stigma t-shirts for $5
  • Raffle for lots of great prizes
  • Cake/gift card giveaways
  • Free popcorn and cotton candy

Operation RecoveryThe event schedule is as follows:

  • 10-10:10 a.m. An introduction by Bayla McDougal and Dr. Jonathan Lofgren from MCTC’s Addiction Counseling program
  • 11–11:45 a.m. Entertainment: Bear’s Acoustic Honey (acoustic folk music)
  • 12–12:45 p.m. Entertainment: Lyrik LaSha (spoken word, rap, R&B music)
  • 1–1:45 p.m. Entertainment: Mason Nunemaker (slam poetry)
  • 2:30 p.m. Closing remarks
  • 3 p.m. Event close