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Recovery Alliance Duluth Hosts 2nd Annual Walk for Recovery

Emily Ness
Updated: September 08, 2019 11:01 PM

Recovery Alliance Duluth recognizes that overcoming addiction requires support. In light of this and in honor of September being “National Recovery Month,” the organization held their second annual Recovery Walk in Leif Erickson Park Sunday afternoon.

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“We honor all pathways to recovery so we want to support people in whatever works for them and help them find their own voice and help them gain the strength and use the tools they have and build on them to sustain their recovery,” Beth Elsted , Program Development Director for Recovery Alliance Duluth said.

At the event, men, women and children dressed in “Recovery is Real” shirts took steps towards educating the community on the challenges that come with addiction, as well as, offering resources and support to those struggling.

“There’s 23.5 million people in recovery. So, who knows how many people are in recovery here? I know, being a person in this community for many years and in recovery for over 20 years, that there’s a large group of people in recovery in our community and we’re a great group of people,” Elsted said. “Everybody is connected and so that’s one thing that people in recovery want to do is work together to inspire other people to have what we have.”

The event, which has grown since last year had a great turn out. Elsted hopes that it will continue to grow and benefit members of the community.

“I think that we are just a critical source for support for people who are wanting to recover, for people who are struggling in recovery, for people who are seeking recovery and really for people who are even experiencing recovery to want to give back,” Ested said.

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