PRESTONSBURG – A local group is planning a rally in support of addiction recovery on September 17 at 7 p.m. at Archer Park. Individuals with Floyd County Communities Against Drug Addiction Coalition met Tuesday to discuss the details.
Tim Hall is in charge of the event. Hall is someone who knows about addiction. He suffered from the disease for over 20 years before he got sober. He has been in recovery for almost five years.
September has been recognized as Recovery month by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). In an effort to support those individuals living in recovery in Floyd County and surrounding areas, CADA – in cooperation with a local group known as God’s Brides – is assisting Hall organize the event.
“Addiction is difficult and touches the lives of virtually everyone in our community in some way,” said Hall. “It is our goal to support those in recovery and encourage them to get involved and help others still struggling and living with addiction. One of our goals is to help the general public see that addiction does not discriminate and anyone can be a victim. We hope to educate the community about the heartache and struggles those in recovery face every day along with letting those in recovery know that there is support out there and they don’t have to fight this struggle alone.”
A prayer walk is also planned to take place during the event to pray for the recovery of every individual suffering from addiction.
The group invites everyone to show their support in the fight against drug addiction in Floyd County.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.