Reports of drug overdoses and an alarming number of deaths remain at the forefront of discussions about addiction, which experts say is a grim reality of the current nationwide crisis.
But it can overshadow the fact that nearly three in four people who ever struggle with substance use survive and go on to live in recovery, according to national estimates.
Thousands of people are expected to gather in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard Sunday to recognize those in addiction recovery during PRO-ACT’s annual Recovery Walks! event.
The event will also mark the 25th anniversary of PRO-ACT, short for Pennsylvania Recovery Organization – Achieving Community Together. The grassroots organization advocates for accessible addiction treatment and recovery support services, increased public awareness, and reduced stigma.