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First Annual Drug Awareness Day Promotes Recovery
The first Annual Drug Awareness in Schuylkill County, PA happened last weekend and targeted addiction recovery.
By: Addiction Now
The event was an effort to not only honor the local community members who have been going through addiction recovery but also promote the benefits of treatment.
Drug Awareness Day aimed to address the effects of the opioid epidemic as well as a number of other issues associated with substance abuse in the Schuylkill County region.
The day was organized by Alive2day, a nonprofit organization that specializes in helping people who are struggling with substance use disorders get access to treatment when they decide that they are willing and prepared to become sober.
The executive director and founder of the nonprofit is Corey McCabe.
He has been going through addiction recovery himself but decided to start the organization after his daughter passed away due to a fentanyl overdose last June.
She was only 17 years old when she passed away.
The key objective of the organization is to lower the stigma of addiction and at the same time to pass the message that addiction treatment is effective and recovery is possible.
McCabe stated that the presence of drugs in the area has been growing and Alive2day would like to help community members in each and every possible way.
Even though this was the first Drug Awareness Day in Pottsville, it is not the only effort that has been made by the residents of the city in recent years to raise awareness about drug abuse.