Drug Addiction Recovery in Annapolis Celebrated at Walk
On September 30, drug addiction recovery in Annapolis, Maryland was celebrated with a Sunday afternoon walk.
By: Addiction Now
The Annapolis Recovery Walk, hosted by Recovery Anne Arundel, took place for the 7th consecutive year. The walk was part of National Recovery Month and ended a campaign led by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Recovery Anne Arundel started in 2008 under the watch of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. It was originally a small group of people but now contains over 40 active members and is supported by over 100 people.
Along with events such as the Annapolis Recovery Walk, Recovery Anne Arundel holds meetings monthly to discuss substance abuse issues in the community.
The Annapolis Recovery Walk was created to bring awareness to the issue of drug abuse and behavioral health. The event was open to the public and to people of all ages.
Anne Arundel County has several methods in place to assist those struggling with substance abuse. The county employs a drug treatment court that helps people who have been arrested for drug-related crimes. It gives drug offenders a chance to go through a drug abuse treatment program.
The county also has a network of substance abuse treatment providers that collaborates with the Department of Health in offering different options based on what a patient needs.