The effort in Erie County to establish a drug addiction treatment center with the full range of recovery services, in our opinion, is an important initiative with many dedicated supporters.
We are impressed with the united front government officials who are supporting the effort have shown, and the willingness to listen and hear the views of others as they work to develop a comprehensive response to a growing problem.
The recovery activists, too, have shown patience and resolve in their efforts to educate government officials and the public about the choices we must make as a society.
We support their efforts and we support the Recovery March and rally scheduled for Sept. 13. We encourage readers to attend and become involved in the recovery movement.
The march begins at 9 a.m. from the Sandusky Artisans treatment center on Market Street and will proceed to Shoreline Park in Sandusky, where guest speakers will be part of a rally and treatment and recovery professionals will be available.
The officials and the recovery activists have created a new clarity about the necessity to create better and more comprehensive treatment programs.
They are serving our community in a powerful way.
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Anyone suffering from addiction, or who has a loved-one suffering, family or friends of anyone suffering from addiction and public officials who support the recovery movement are encouraged to pre-register using this form, or by calling the Sandusky Artisans at 419-621-9377.
You can also register the day of the march beginning at 8 a.m. at Sandusky Artisans, 138 E. Market St., Sandusky.