Thursday, September 7, 2017

Helping to Destigmatize Recovery from Addiction

The New Jersey Recovery Advocates will be holding their annual event at Liberty State Park on Saturday September 16, 2017 with a walk at 10 am and a concert at noon.

The event will feature bands, food trucks, vendors and speeches surrounding the reality of recovery.

NJ Recovery Advocates is a  grassroots organization that hopes to eliminate the isolation, shame, stigma and discrimination associated with addiction.

Heroin addiction is a growing epidemic, permeating every county. Addiction to opiates, alcohol and other substances are threatening our families, schools, and communities. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding this deadly disease often prevents individuals from seeking the treatment they so desperately need.

Amongst our entertainment, NJRA will feature a salsa band to better attract the marginalized Hispanic community who have been isolated by cultural and language barriers. The festival is free and open to the public.

With the New York City skyline as a backdrop and, most fitting, the Statue of Liberty standing tall and strong, this event will celebrate freedom from addiction. Join New Jersey as they form together to remove the barriers who seek healthy and productive lives in recovery.

The @BCVolunteers and @BergenLEADS are proud to support and promote the work of New Jersey Recovery Advocates. Let's all work together to support those in recovery stay healthy and strong!

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