Montgomery, AL- July 18- The Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD (COSA-NCADD) is partnering with UNITE to Face Addiction to rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Sunday, October 4, 2015. UNITE to Face Addiction is a grass roots advocacy effort bringing people, communities and organizations together to face addiction and stand up for recovery.
COSA-NCADD is joining UNITE and adopting a statement of principles that let the nation know: (1) Addiction is preventable and treatable; (2) Far too many of those affected have been incarcerated; and (3) People can and do get well. Serving as the State Captain for the Rally, COSA-NCADD’s executive director, Shereda Finch, wants as many Alabamians as possible experience this historical event.
“I’m in the early stages of contacting organizations and individuals about the rally, more information will be forthcoming soon. We will need to raise funds to pay for charter buses and other expenses. It is a travesty that we have so many people walking around with their heads down, ashamed of a disease that they didn’t choose. It’s even worse that we have so many individuals incarcerated or with interfacing with the criminal justice system due to this disease. It’s time for a real change, not only in Washington, but here in Alabama too.”
To learn more about the rally, visit http://www.facingaddiction.org. To sign up to receive email updates about travel plans in Alabama, contact Shereda at email@example.com.
COSA-NCADD is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization in Montgomery, AL. The organization mission is to “reduce the incidence and prevalence of the disease of alcoholism, other drug addiction diseases and related problems.” Since 2010, the organization has provided a holistic recovery support program to over 600 individuals from prison and jail systems while assisting them to re-integrate back into their communities and become productive citizens.
For more information about COSA-NCADD’s substance abuse education and recovery support programs and services, call (334) 262-1629 or visit www.cosancadd.org.