This coming Saturday, September 21, 2019, the Recovery Communities of North Carolina is hosting the 7th Annual Capital Area Rally for Recovery at Mordecai Historical Park in Raleigh. The rally, running from 10am – 2pm, is an annual event to celebrate recovery and offer hope to anyone seeking or in need of recovery from substance use disorder.
According to a study conducted in 2015 by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, there are at least 20.5 million Americans ages 12 and older with a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers or heroin. This is a staggering number of our fellow Americans suffering, and yet the stigma around substance abuse is still so high that it keeps many of the afflicted in isolation. The fear of being looked down upon or even rejected by friends and family is real and palpable for many dealing with an addiction.
We are dedicated to helping individuals recover from substance use disorders, as well as bring visibility to this issue and release the unnecessary shame attached to it. Events like Saturday’s rally shed much needed light into the dark corners of addiction. Substance use disorder is a medical condition requiring professional medical support and there’s no more shame in recovery treatment than there is in treating diabetes or chronic migraine headaches. We all deserve proper health care and kindness as we navigate the obstacles and challenges of life. It is our commitment to offer just that at Bull City Recovery.
We hope for a strong community turnout on Saturday. Celebrate your own recovery or seek the support you deserve if you’re currently battling a substance use disorder. Supportive friends and family are encouraged to join to show the love and kindness that is available to those in need. It’s time to show up for each other, rather than looking the other way.
For more information about the event, visit: https://www.rcnc.org/news-events/news-events/event-calendar.html/event/2019/09/21/7th-annual-rally-for-recovery-event/241380