Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk Atlanta
Such a great turnout for the first ever Rise Up Against Addiction 5k Run/Walk in Atlanta. Hundreds of runners, walkers, participants, and volunteers were there to support such a great cause. We had a blast cheering on the racers and meeting dedicated individuals from across the country banding together against stigma and coming together in community! Rise Up Against Addiction 5K raised $139,449!
Rx Abuse + Heroin Summit
The summit held at the Northwest Family YMCA in Kennesaw was a huge success with not only adults but also with youth! The students performed an interactive, realistic skit relating to prescription drug misuse and abuse among teenagers and how dangerous they can be when mixed with alcohol. The students were also able to participate by adding comments and questions about prescription drug misuse and abuse to the reflection wall. Our wonderful guest speaker, Christian, did a great job of relating to the teenagers and brought his real-world perspective to the issue. He shows that recovery is real!
Meth Awareness Day
November 30th is National Methamphetamine Awareness Day. This awareness is part of a nationwide effort to further educate the public about the effects of methamphetamine abuse on families and communities. This effort hopes to increase awareness and decrease demand for the highly-addictive drug. Use the hashtag #NotEvenOnce on November 30th to help raise awareness of the dangers of trying the addictive drug meth even once.Back to Blog