“The greatest gift to give to the people you love the most is your recovery.”
— Jamie Lee Curtis
— Jamie Lee Curtis
Founded by John Winslow in 2019, International Recovery Day, Inc. is a nonprofit free-standing organization dedicated to promoting all pathways of recovery from addiction worldwide and educating the public about the value of addiction recovery. Having retired from a life-long career in the addiction prevention and treatment realm, John shifted his energies to build bridges within recovery communities. Having experienced widespread support for the concept of an international event linking individuals, families, and recovery communities, a Steering Committee was formed, non-profit status was secured, and a Facebook page was established to build further support, recognition, and connectivity within the global recovery community.
Our overarching goal is to globally connect recovering individuals, families, and communities in order to provide worldwide hope to overcome addiction.
International Recovery Day connects the dots between all folks in recovery ~ from all recovery pathways ~ all around the globe ~ all in one day: September 30th.
We are guided by a dedicated and passionately driven group of recovery advocates from around the globe. Our Steering Committee members come from the United States, Scotland, Malaysia, Australia, Ireland, Nigeria, Ghana and Canada:
Brandee Izquierdo Johnson
Jessica Khachan Moujalli
Layla Tiara Bella
Recovery – written in a multitude of languages around the world.
Oluwatosin Isaac Olaoluwa
Peter Gaumond *unofficial member
Ronald (RT) Tannebaum
Major support for the creation and development of International Recovery Day has been provided through:
The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence – Maryland
Additional Support Provided by The Following:
Mr. Tom Hill
Mr. Steve Fecho
Mr. Perry Gaidurgis
Ms. Louise Williams
The McShin Foundation
The Brent Shapiro Foundation
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)
Maryland-Peer Advisory Council
International Recovery Day is a nonprofit organization. We rely on your contributions to carry our message of help & hope to others. If you want to give online, click on our DONATE button below or visit our Contact page to learn more about making a contribution.
We, who are in recovery, want to demonstrate to the world (and one-another) how immense and united a force we have become. We want to shout from the rooftops all around the globe that we DO recovery and offer help and hope to individuals, families, and communities all across the globe. We hope you will help us spread the word about this upcoming historic event. Many of us are using social media to reach out to our local, national, and global networks. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you might have.
You can learn more about our efforts by visiting our International Recovery Day Face-book page: