DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A mobile-based recovery organization that wants to help people in Dothan find resources for substance use disorder.
P.E.I.R — People Engaged In Recovery held its first “Walk for Recovery” at the Dothan Civic Center.
It’s an event aimed to reduce the stigma of substance use disorder. Around 50 resources were available such as Spectracare, 334 prevention project, and other counseling services.
The event also featured speakers who had been in those shoes at one point in life to share their long journeys.
The outreach coordinator Kevin Dunne said it’s National Recovery Month and they want those who may be suffering here in the Wiregrass to get the best help.
“It’s not a moral failing, it’s a mental disorder and it’s prevalent in every family,” He said. “If you don’t have one, you know a friend or neighbor who does and we want to help them get the resources.”
The walk was from the Houston County Jail to the Wiregrass Club which symbolized recovery.
The event will take place again next year and by that time they hope to have a PEIR organization in Dothan.