This annual event gathers people from the many paths of recovery to celebrate our common goal of freedom from addiction, to increase awareness of addiction and recovery, and to inspire collaboration and community.

For this years event, we present 5 speakers covering recovery topics such as:

  • Treatment approaches
  • Relapse prevention
  • Buddhist approach to recovery
  • Managing the opioid epidemic in Santa Clara County
  • Harm Reduction
  • Engaging at risk youth and getting results
  • And more

We’ll also be featuring Kalpulli Izkalli, traditional Aztec dance community group.

  • Free admission
  • In-person event, masks required.
  • Optional $10 spaghetti lunch
  • Door prizes and raffle
  • And more

We’ll also have representatives for various recovery groups and organizations available to provide literature and anser questions. We pride ourselves on being one of the few events where different recovery groups come together under one roof.

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Roland Williams

Roland Williams is an internationally recognized inspirational speaker and sought after expert in the field of addiction treatment, relapse prevention therapy and cross cultural counseling. Roland will be sharing insights through his world-wide experience as a counselor, interventionist, lecturer, trainer, teacher, author and consultant specializing in addiction related issues.

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Eunsung Kim

Eunsung Kim, M.Div. Chaplain/Bereavement coordinator, who counsels people through loss and grief. Eunsung currently serves as one of 12 board members of Recovery Dharma Global. Eunsung will be outlining in a general way the foundation of Buddhist recovery and how people can utilize the Three Jewels: Buddha (our innate capacity to recover), Dharma (teachings that guide us on the path), and Sangha (community that journeys with us).

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Mira Parwiz

Mira Parwiz is a member of the Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project (SCCOOPP), dedicated to reducing and eliminating all opioid overdoses by educating physicians and the community, increasing the availability of MAT services. Mira will be discussing the Opioid epidemic and crisis that is facing our citizens and how they can overcome and seek help to achieve recovery.

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Dr. Sonny Lara

A returning speaker, Sonny is the founder and Executive Director of the Firehouse Community Development Corporation, and award winning 25 year veteran Gang Expert recognized by city and state officials. Sonny takes the most at-risk youth and sets them straight with love, direction, and empowerment.

more about Young People in Recovery

Kalpulli Izkalli

The Kalpulli Izkalli Aztek dance group will perform their traditional ceremonial dance. Izkalli, meaning resurgency is dedicated to new life and new beginnings.

more about Kalpulli Izkalli

Mary Croker Cook

Mary Crocker Cook, Ph.D., D.Min., LMFT, LAADC is the Program Coordinator for the San Jose City College Alcohol and Drug Studies Program, home of the Jaguars! She is the Clinical Director of the Attachment-Based Addiction Treatment Program, and will be outlining how our inability to trust our relationships leads us to trust substances to help us manage our emotions.

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Live Stream available at:


9:30-10am Coffee
10:00-10:15 Welcome: Opening Video
10:15-10:45 Aztek Dancers
10:45-11:15 Mira Parwiz: Harm Reduction and Medically Assisted Treatment as a Path to Recovery
11:15-11:30 Break, door prizes
11:30-12:15 Roland Williams: Many Paths in Recovery
12:15-1:15 Spaghetti Lunch – Video: Anonymous People
1:14-1:45 Mary Cook: Relationship Trust Leads Us to Trust Substances
1:45-2:00 Break, Door Prizes
2:00-2:45 Eunsung Kim: Recovery Dharma
2:45-3:00 Break, Door Prizes
3:00-3:30 Sonny Lara: Intervening with extreme at-risk youth
3:30-3:45 Thanks and Silent Auction Winners

Sponsors and Featured Organizations

Support Systems

Support Systems Homes (SSH) is an internationally accredited, state-licensed and certified substance abuse treatment provider dedicated to the innovative and cost-effective treatment of substance use disorders (drug/alcohol addiction). Based in Northern California, our rehab facilities offer a comprehensive structure of treatment programs, sober living environments, and services.

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The Camp Recovery Center -Scotts Valley

If you or a loved one is need of comprehensive care in order to win the war against addiction, look no further than The Camp Recovery Center. We provide an environment that is designed to foster each individual’s opportunity for transformation of the mind, body, and spirit, allowing you to rediscover the freedom of a life without drugs or alcohol.

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Recovery Dharma

We are a peer-led movement and community that is unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together.

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Family Giving Tree

The Family Giving Tree envisions a world where Giving brings joy, offers hope and opens possibilities. By inspiring community kindness, generosity, and volunteerism, The Family Giving Tree fulfills exact holiday wishes and provides backpacks filled with STEAM-based school supplies to those in need.

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Northbound Treatment Center

For more than 30 years, Northbound Treatment Center has been at the forefront of providing lifesaving, compassionate care, and specialized services to help people from all walks of life feel better, discover themselves, and live free from addiction.

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Overeaters Anonymous Silicon Valley Intergroup

(OASV IG) is an OA service body. We help people who want to recover from compulsive eating – i.e. overeating, bulimia, anorexia, etc. – by supporting OA meetings in the Silicon Valley area.

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LifeRing Secular Recovery

LifeRing Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support. LifeRing’s emphasis on the positive, practical present-day can turn anger and despair into hope and resolve.

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SMART Recovery

Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating).

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Addiction Recovery Communities of California (ARCC)

ARCC put out this excellent thought piece on Freestyle Recovery, an overview and analysis of how recovery breaks down individually across resources and programs, and an exploration of common building blocks of recovery.

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Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center

The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center provides community, leadership, advocacy, services and support to the Silicon Valley’s LGBTQ People and their Allies. We strive to be the community’s premier resource hub and a recognized leader in promoting health, strength, diversity and inclusiveness.

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