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Floyd County Recovery Celebration on track for Sept. 20

Aaron K. Nelson anelson@civitasmedia.com

July 15, 2014

PRESTONSBURG — Plans are being made for what organizers are calling a Floyd County Recovery Celebration, scheduled for September 20 at 6 p.m. at Archer Park in Prestonsburg.


Libbi Hall, speaking with the Floyd County Communities Against Drug Addiction (CADA), addressed the tentative outline of activities and goals for the event.


September is now in its 25th year of being recognized as Recovery Month by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA. Hall says that although the month of awareness and the purpose of the Recovery Celebration will of course focus on drug addition and recovery, she wants the day to also transcend drugs, and celebrate the recovery of Floyd County’s local economy, school system, and families as well.


One of the primary goals will be finding a way to offer clear-cut guidance for those who are seeking help, and those with loved ones caught up by addiction. Although numerous local agencies and laws are in place to help, too often they go unused. Unambiguous directions about who to talk to and where to go for help remain a priority.


Hall says that although nothing is finalized, they plan to invite community leaders from all walks of life, including local government officials, representatives of the school system, pastors from local churches, and former addicts who can tell their story of recovery. Live music is also on the agenda.


For more information, or to help, you can stop by CADA’s next scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 19, at 12 p.m. at the Prestonsburg First Presbyterian Church.