Celebrating Recovery Month With a Dash of Fun

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

The Hon. Kelly Ayotte, Karen McCarthy, Debbie Dunn, and Jayson Pratt

Every September, Phoenix House New England joins in the regional celebrations of Recovery Month. From Boston to Springfield, from Providence to Newport, and at other locations regionwide, Phoenix House has sponsored recovery events, and provided information, promotional items, and most important of all, good old-fashioned enthusiasm.

Although not technically taking place during Recovery Month proper, Dash for Recovery, a 5K race to benefit our programs in New Hampshire, was hosted on Sunday, October 4, by friends of Phoenix House concerned about the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic. A perfect autumn day and spectacular foliage made the drive to Nashua worthwhile from any place in New England. The Honorable Kelly Ayotte, U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, spoke compellingly of Phoenix House’s invaluable contributions to the battle against substance abuse, especially the new I CAN initiative for teen treatment. And incidentally, she won the race in her category!

Thanks to race organizers Karen McCarthy and Debbie Dunn, every aspect of the day went smoothly, from registration to the post-event celebration. Equally important, the event raised more than $5,000 in much-needed support for Phoenix House’s New Hampshire programs. In a state where far too many young lives have been lost to the opioid epidemic, this is cause for a real celebration!

In the Granite State, Phoenix House’s programs provide comprehensive substance use treatment, residential care for adults, residential treatment with academic tutoring for adolescents, intensive outpatient services, and sober housing for adult men in early recovery.

If someone you care for is struggling with alcohol or drugs, call Phoenix House today at 1 888 671 9392. We’re here to help.

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