In this episode of Wine and Dime I speak with Teresa Haight. Teresa has an incredible story about her journey through the addiction of a family member and the subsequent recovery. She continued on to help build a support group in Addison, NY that helps family's that are going through some of the same things. It was an honor to speak with Teresa in this episode and I know you will find it inspiring as I did.
Addiction Awareness of Steuben County
Who– We are the Addiction Awareness of Steuben County support group. We are a group for addicts, friends and families of addicts (drug and/or alcohol related), and general community that would like to be educated and support the family and addicts inside and outside our walls.
What– The goal of our group, AASC, is to bring awareness to our community, as well as throughout Steuben County and New York State about addiction and recovery. We want to show you that we are here to support you. We also want to break the stigma and prove that we can and DO recover from this deadly disease.
How– We need to come together as a community to change the way the world views people with addictions. Addiction is a disease that affects all of us in society in one way or another. It is time to break the stigma and silence surrounding addiction and bring hope through awareness, education, support and change.
Create a safe environment and give support to struggling and recovering Addicts. Bring awareness to the drug epidemic in our community and surrounding areas. As well as, educate people on how to help a loved one that is an Addict who is looking for help. We as a community want to improve the quality of life.