Lawmakers, advocates host “Rally for Recovery”

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- Leaders in the fight against drug addiction, rallied in the state capitol today to bring awareness to the issue.

They were also there to celebrate National Recovery Month, which takes place in September.

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Lawmakers joined forces with activists in the capitol to tackle the issue of drug addiction in a more positive light by celebrating recovery with the hope of showing people change is possible.

In front of an audience of more than a hundred, people from all walks of life stood up in the capitol rotunda and shared their story of addiction and how they found recovery.

The rally, hosted by Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services, was set up to celebrate National Recovery Month.

Families from across the commonwealth came together to support those on the path to recovery and discuss ways to not only get more drug users into recovery but to keep them clean after they complete treatment.

“So it’s prevention and harm reduction, it’s treatment and then it’s also recovery supports. Trying to take, make sure that we’ve touched that whole continuum of how to help someone who’s dealing with drug addiction along the way,” said Vickie Yates Brown Glisson with Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

 

Participants at the rally say they hope the event is not just an inspiration to those who may be striuggling with addiction but also an inspiration for lawmakers by showing the issue from a different perspective.