It’s open to anyone in recovery or anyone who wants to be sober

    RiverView Recovery Center  will hold the recovery event “An Attitude of Gratitude’’ Thursday, Nov. 14 at its Crookston location at 23616 US Highway 2 SW. The event is open to anyone in recovery or anyone who wants to be sober.   

    “An Attitude of Gratitude is that characteristic for being thankful for our sobriety and being willing to share that joy we experience in sobriety with another person suffering in the grips of addiction,’’ said RiverView Recovery Center Director Curtis Hamre, LADC.  “In the words of Bill W. (co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous), ‘Gratitude should go forward, rather than backward…In other words, if you carry the message to still others, you will be making the best possible repayment given to you.’’’   

    The evening will get underway at 7:15 p.m. with a time to socialize and meet others in recovery from the area. Pie and coffee will be served, followed by a speaker at 8 p.m. Teddy V., Grand Forks, will be the featured speaker. He has 26 years of dedicated sobriety and is actively involved in service work for AA. He has had an impact on countless people throughout the region through sponsorship, speaking and sharing the AA message of hope, strength and experience.   

    “Teddy lives what he talks about,’’ Hamre said.    

    A limited number of rides will be given from Crookston to the facility and back to the pickup location. Call RiverView Recovery’s Crookston office, 281-9525, for ride availability and times.   

    Hamre is also excited about the Jan. 16 event in the works at RiverView Recovery: “Women of Recovery: Mid-Winter’s Tea and Refresher.” Watch for more information as the date grows near.   

    For more information on programs at RiverView Recovery’s locations in Crookston, East Grand Forks, Thief River Falls or Roseau, call 800 584-9226.