by Angelo Bottoni
On April 23rd, 2011 the residents of Father Alfred Center will be heading to Sacramento to attend one day of the Northern California Convention of Narcotics Anonymous XXXIII. Each year (for the last four years) Father Alfred Center has held a spring fundraiser dinner to raise the money to charter a bus, and pay admission for all of our primary residents to attend. With the convention just around the corner everybody is excited.
The big event is taking place at the
Sacramento Convention Center
1301 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
From Thursday April 21- Sunday April 24, 2011. Anybody interested in attending can register at the following website:
As per their webpage, The first convention took place in 1979 with only 360 addicts in attendance. Since then the event as grown to encompass over 20 areas, and is attended by over 7000 addicts each year.
The conventions famous guest speakers, marathon meetings, dances, shows, food, concerts, talent shows & golf tournaments are just the tip of the iceberg. The real magic for Father Alfred Center residents (and everybody in attendance) is to see so many recovering addicts (like themselves) gathered together in one place in celebration of that fact that recovery is possible. They will have an opportunity to socialize and learn from other people who have faced the same problems they have and have come out the other side stronger for it.