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A New Recovery Month For Drug Addiction Awareness?
MIAMI VALLEY -- Dayton, Ohio ... a heroin hot spot. But could a whole month dedicated to recovery from drug addictions help reduce the numbers?
New Carlisle mother Lori Erion is propositioning Dayton's City Commission and calling out local recovery services organizations to get it done. She wants to create one all-encompassing organization in the Miami Valley for drug addiction recovery information, and declare September as Recovery Month.
"What I'm trying to do is build a recovery community, with anyone who's been touched by addiction or has a passion about it," Erion said. She has both been touched, and has a passion. Her daughter, April, has been struggling to overcome a powerful addiction to heroin.
"When your child's life is on the line, just like going to a regular doctor, you want the best available," Erion said.
Her ideas started rolling on how to find the best, and the right treatment, detox, sober living, and support for her daughter. The ideas turned into a mission to get Dayton's addiction services to work together.
"The services are a mile wide and inch deep," said Erion, "And I'm trying to close that gap."
She already has Greg Crabtree's organization "TJ's Place of Hope" on board with the push.
"Our organization was born because my son died of suicide two weeks before his 19th birthday. He was a crack addict," Crabtree said. "There's an extreme lack in continuity of care. So if you're a parent or you're a kid desiring to get better there's no place you can go that says 'here, here's the road map'."
Deanna Murphy and Jill Kingston are also on board. Their new non-profit "Brigid's Path" will take care of babies born exposed to heroin.
"I think there's nothing but good things that can come from this having a central location for recovery services," said Murphy.
The collaborators are also working to organize a rally on September 21 at Courthouse Square, a shopping mall for recovery services, but with food and hopefully live music to launch Dayton's road to heroin recovery.
"So when you bring it home, it's closer to the heart," Erion said.
To contact Lori Erion about the Courthouse Square Event, or about her recovery group Families of Addicts, click HERE.
For information on TJ's Place of Hope, click HERE.
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