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Duluth Recovery Organization Bringing Awareness to Substance Abuse

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: August 21, 2019 09:50 PM

September is National Recovery Month. In honor of that, a Duluth recovery organization is hoping to raise more awareness about the impact of substance use disorder and recovery.

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Recovery Alliance Duluth is doing that by hosting a Recovery Walk at Leif Erikson Park on Sept. 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. They hope to educate the community on the challenges that come with addiction and offer support and resources to those struggling.

“It’s a gathering in the community of folks in recovery, people supporting recovery, treatment providers, just the entire recovery community coming together to support folks seeking or engaging in recovery,” Beth Elstad, the program director for Recovery Alliance Duluth, said.

Elstad said this event is about honoring resilience, celebrating recovery, and inspiring people to seek help. Festivities will include food, entertainment and a short walk for recovery. 

Recovery Alliance Duluth is a newly formed community organization that provides outreach, awareness, and peer recovery support. 

"With the Substance Use Disorder reform in the state of Minnesota, peer recovery support is a reimbursable service. We are seizing that opportunity to train folks and create a workforce that gives people the opportunity to envoke their personal experience to support others who are seeking recovery," Elstad said. 

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