Groups celebrate recovery month

By Staff Writer

For individuals who are struggling with drug addiction, the process of recovery may seem like a long road. Substance abuse can become a central part of addicts’ lives, and giving it up can be difficult.

In an effort to show that it is possible to end a drug addiction, a Southeast health organization will hold a Recovery Celebration this weekend. The event will feature music, dance and stories from recovering addicts, according to MyNC.com. The proceedings are being held in conjunction with National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

Organizers told the news source that the event is intended to raise awareness of the problem of addiction and show substance abusers that recovering from the disease is possible. This may help some with their decision to enter drug rehabilitation.

Similar events are taking part across the country as part of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, which is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services. Events will include fundraisers, town hall meetings and rallies, which are all aimed at raising awareness of this major public health problem.