Why We Rally

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) promotes Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use issues and to celebrate communities. On September 21, 2019, #BTRR2019 will serve as the culmination of the many activities that take place during Recovery Month in September.

This will be the ninth year for the Big Texas Rally for Recovery. #BTRR was originally initiated by Texas Recovers, a coalition of 8 Recovery Community Organizations across the state. The Rally was originally held on the steps of the capital in Austin, but has “traveled” over the last few years.  The Rally has featured speakers including Greg Williams, Tara Connor, Mackenzie Phillips, William C. Moyers, Brian Cuban, and Michael Bottacelli.

2019 Recovery Month Banner

This year the recovery community, stakeholders, and advocates are gathering together in beautiful Arlington, Texas on September 21, 2019, to generate a unified message of hope, strength, and courage for people and families in recovery from, or still struggling with, substance use. The Rally has always been, and will always be FREE to attendants.

We are excited to gather with you in Arlington at Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers, in support of recovery from alcohol and other substance use disorders. Live bands, dignitaries from the national recovery movement, public officials, persons in recovery, families, community supporters, keynote speakers, and friends of recovery will join the celebration. Join us as we celebrate

“Recovery at the Ball Park”.