Tri-County Goes Purple addiction awareness event supports those battling addiction

 

SALISBURY, Md. – The Tri-County Goes Purple Addiction Awareness event brought those who are battling addiction in contact with a loving community, a fun atmosphere, and resources that could help them on their path to recovery Wednesday night.

The event in Winterplace Park hosted vendors offering resources, in addition to food, games, and even free Narcan training on-site.

Organizers from the Wicomico County Health Department tell us for many fighting addictions, do it alone and are isolated from support systems and positive feelings.

They tell us they wanted the event to have an upbeat tone to let them know that help, happier days and recovery are in reach, and worth celebrating.

“We want to reach those that are still in active use let them know that they are worth it let them know resources exist and we have over 30 vendors sharing information and resources so that we can help those still with us still struggling with the disease of addiction,” said Organizer Christina Bowie-Simpson of the Wicomico County Health Department.

The event is scheduled to have a candlelight vigil in Memorium of those lost to addiction, and Bowie-Simpson tells us she hopes that list can be stopped from growing with events like these.

 

 

 

 

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