Community creates 'moving' reminder of daily opioid struggle

September 12, 2018 11:39 PM

Gates to Recovery and the community are taking the fight against the opioid crisis on the road.

On Wednesday, a van was wrapped with the words "recovery is possible." 

It was also covered with the faces of people who have died from overdoses. A local support group contributed pictures to the movement. 

The van is meant to be a symbol of hope and a reminder that our fight against the epidemic is far from over. 

"Education is key.. awareness," stated Becky Baker, SOARS. "I think people still think addiction is a choice. There's no way in hell it's a choice. No one wakes up and says this is what I want to be when I grow up. It's a disease." 

Becky lost her son through an opioid overdose. His face, and the faces of his friends are on the van. 

If you or someone you know needs help, call the 24 hour hotline at: 585-310-4080.

On Friday, there will be another event to recognize the opioid epidemic. 

A service will be held at Our Mother of Sorrows Church at 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Guest speakers include Becky Baker of SOARS, Father Bill Coffas of Mother of Sorrows and David Attridge from Gates to Recovery. 

For more information regarding this event call: 585 663 5432