Untreated addiction kills 6-7 Oregonians a day. Will you walk to help us change that?
Throughout September 2019, Oregon Recovers will celebrate National Recovery Month with statewide Walk for Recovery events. Oregon has the 4th highest addiction rate in the country, while ranking 50th (that’s last place!) in access to treatment. With more than 400,000 Oregonians struggling daily to cope with addiction, it is a disease that truly impacts everyone.
Join more than 2,000 of your fellow Oregonians ready to walk to:
- Build unity among the diverse community of those in recovery, those rooting for them, and the institutions and organizations dedicated to their success. A problem this big requires all sectors, people and organizations to contribute and be heard.
- Advocate for changed policies, practices and institutionalized norms to make treatment more accessible and leverage more resources to help all Oregonians live free from addiction.
- Smash stigma because addiction transcends race, culture, ethnicity, socio-economics and politics. The only “face” of addiction should be one that is hopeful.