Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – July 1st Week

Knoxville bike rally raises money for addiction recovery

The First Knoxville Yoked Church/Broken Chains JC (Jesus Christ) Rally on Saturday, June 5 raised more than $3,000 to help support local addiction recovery. With help from the Austinburg Baptist Church Youth Group guided by Youth Pastor David Laurens, the Knoxville Firemen’s Pavilion was decked out with banners, bright balloons, hope-filled scripture verses and +Plus One More memory sheets bearing names of many lost from addiction. (

New alcohol, drug addiction treatment center opens in International Park

The new alcohol and drug outpatient treatment center will open its doors for business Wednesday in Hoover. The Birmingham Recovery Center is in a 7,500-square-foot building in the International Park office complex off Acton Road that formerly was home to Noah’s Event Venue. A ribbon-cutting was held Tuesday morning. It is not a detox or residential facility but will offer a “partial hospitalization” program as well as different levels of outpatient services and support for family members of people with addictions, said Ian Henyon, the center’s executive director. (

Dave Attridge, the founder of local addiction recovery network, has died

The founder of Recovery Now NY, Dave Attridge, has died. Attridge started the nonprofit in 2017 to support addicts and their families. Attridge died in Florida on May 29 after complications from a stroke. He was 50. Attridge teamed up with the town of Gates and the Gates Police Department to open a drop-in center for addicts and their families called Gates to Recovery. (

Addiction recovery involves other loved ones as well

MANSFIELD — Social media is full of posts about celebrities going to luxurious rehab spas where beautiful surroundings, delicious food, and adventure therapy help them recover from addiction. If this is what it takes to recover, what about those of us who can’t afford to leave town for a month and pay tens of thousands of dollars – sometimes hundreds of thousands – a month? (

A new addiction recovery center opens in Henderson

HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) BrightView is opening a new outpatient addiction treatment center in Henderson County to help area residents recover from substance use disorder. Located at the old Family Video on Green Street, BrightView’s new center provides accessible, comprehensive addiction treatment in an outpatient setting. Programs include medication-assisted treatment (MAT), clinical care, group therapy, peer support, and social services to address the full range of challenges associated with substance use disorder. (

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