For the second year in a row, Montgomery County in 2017 had the state’s highest rate of accidental overdose deaths. But Dayton people are working hard to address this problem, and the death rate has slowed dramatically in recent months.
One group that’s done a lot is FOA Families of Addicts, a grass-roots recovery support group founded by Dayton’s Lori Erion. The organization is hosting the 5th Annual Rally 4 Recovery today from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Courthouse Square. I was one of their volunteer photographers last year, and I’m looking forward to taking photos again today.
This photo from last year shows some of the 2,200 people who attended. The man in the suit in the lower left is guest speaker (and Ohio’s Attorney General) Mike DeWine.
For more information about Families of Addicts, or to donate, visit http://www.foafamilies.org/.
The FOA Rally 4 Recovery goal is to unite the people and resources of our community to raise awareness about substance use and mental health disorders, eliminate the stigma associated with them and SHOW that RECOVERY WORKS.
50 Resources will be in attendance!
NARCAN TRAINING before and after the event. Visit this link to register:
• Guest Speakers
• Balloon Launch
• BIG PICTURE of Recovery
• 50 Resource Tables
• Food Trucks
• Live Music
• Canvas of hope
• TapSnap Digital Photo Booth