Saturday, Sept 30th, 2023 – 10am-3pm

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 4 speakers covering recovery topics such as:

  • How to live a better, more peaceful life
  • Rock & Roll and sobriety
  • Recovery community & support in unlikely places
  • Finding recovery amidst trauma
  • Secular paths to recovery
  • And more
  • Free admission
  • Optional $10 spaghetti lunch
  • Door prizes and silent auction
  • And more

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

For those unable to attend, live stream available at:

Father Tom Weston

Father Tom W. SJ has been involved with people in Twelve Step Programs since 1976. A former Director of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and a teacher, he has degrees in counseling, education, and theology. He lectures, counsels, and conducts workshops and seminars internationally. Father Weston is filled with wisdom, he will share insights on how to live a better, more peaceful life.

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Matt Pinfield

Matt Pinfield is a well-respected TV and radio host and music historian. He was the host of numerous MTV programs, including the long running alternative music program 120 minutes, and he has hosted shows and appeared on many networks and channels including MTV, VH1, NBC, ABC, CBS, USA, Nickelodeon, CNN, Fox, and more. Matt will speak about his unique perspective of getting sober in the middle of the music industry.

more about Matt Pinfield

Charles Parsons

Charles Parsons is an architect for both professional home design and creative endeavors. He is also a long time participant of the annual Burning Man event in Nevada. Charles will speak about recovery as an artist along with traumatic stress, and recovery in the desert with his group Anonymous Village, where he has camped since 1998.

more about Charles Parsons

Mark Hahnlein

Mark Hahnlein will be representing LifeRing Secular Recovery, a self-supporting organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support. The three fundamentals of LifeRing are sobriety, secularity and self-help. Mark will discuss LifeRing’s history, approach, principles, and personal experience with the program.

more about LifeRing



9:30-10am Coffee
10:00-10:20 Welcome: Opening Video
10:20-11:00 Matt Pinfield
11:00-11:15 Break, Door Prizes
11:15-11:55 Charles Parsons
11:55-12:50 Lunch
12:50-1:00pm Welcome Back
1:00-2:00 Father Tom Weston
2:00-2:15 Break, Door Prizes
2:45-3:00 Thank You/Silent Auction Winners

Sponsors and Featured Organizations

Momentum for Health

Momentum for Health exists to help individuals achieve mental and emotional health, discover and reach their potential, and fully participate in life. Our organization focuses on a seamless delivery of comprehensive behavioral health services that are accessible, integrated, effective and engaging, resulting in the best treatment possible..

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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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Family & Children Services

Since 1948, FCS, a division of Caminar, has been empowering individuals and families to move toward greater wellness, resilience, and independence. We are here for the entire community and dedicated to offering safe, inclusive, and affirming programs for all.

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Santa Clara County Prevention NarCAN

The Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Department’s Prevention Division, which includes the Suicide Prevention and Substance Use Prevention Programs, provides support for individuals and families who are in crisis; considering suicide; or struggling with mental illness, substance use, or both.

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Santa Clara County Re-entry Services

Please join us in supporting the efforts of those recovering from incarceration to change their lives and share their talents with our community.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and members hold more than 72,000 meetings weekly in 143 countries today.

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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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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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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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Russian-speaking Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) of USA & Canada

Russian-speaking Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) of USA & Canada is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. There are no age or education requirements to participate. It doesn’t cost anything. Our primary purpose is to help alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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