Douglas County Drug Court program team members and participants invite the community to join them in a Recovery Walk 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in South Park, south of the County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St. There will be luminarias and signs along the sidewalks that will promote the hope of recovery for those who struggle with substances. District Court Judge Kay Huff will speak at 7 p.m. at the South Park Gazebo followed by Jessica Dibble who will share her personal story in finding recovery.
“We want to light the path of recovery to provide hope and awareness,” Drug Court Officer Shannon Bruegge said.
The Recovery Walk is being held in conjunction with National Recovery Month. This year’s theme, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” reminds people in recovery and those who support them that no one is alone in the journey through recovery. There are about 23 million people in the country who are in recovery from addiction, according to the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.