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October 26-30, 2005  ◊ Hyatt Regency ◊ Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona

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Alternatives 2005 - Leading the Transformation to Recovery

The National Empowerment Center and the Alternatives Conference Advisory Committee were pleased to host Alternatives 2005: Leading the Transformation to Recovery in  Phoenix, Arizona, October 26-30, 2005.

Marking 20 years since the first Alternatives Conference in 1985, this year’s event provided a forum for mental health consumers and survivors from across the nation to meet, exchange information and ideas, and to provide and receive technical assistance. Topics covered include peer support, consumer-operated services, self-help, empowerment and recovery.

And what better location than Phoenix to inspire the theme of this year’s gathering? Like the mythological phoenix bird that rises with new power, many of us rise to find new ways of being, living, and making a difference. We use our experiences of personal recovery to transform both our own lives and the mental health system itself. We learn from one another, we support one another, and we inspire one another to action.

“Leading the Transformation to Recovery: And Still We Rise”

Alternatives 2005 was funded by:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health ServicesU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Mental Health Services
www.samhsa.gov