The Sober Life hosted a 'recovery run' in Great Falls on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Participants gathered at West Bank Park for the annual run to help support those battling addiction and alcoholism.
This comes as September marks the 33rd year of National Recovery Month.
The Sober Life provides a healthy outlet where people in recovery can fulfill their need for connection.
Their mission statement says, "We are people in recovery, helping those in recovery. We offer a range of free and family friendly events and activities, where those in recovery can enjoy fellowship and build friendships in an alcohol, drug and judgement free environment."
Dean Snow serves as the manager of The Sober Life. He explained, "It was part of the 'Stop The Stigma Week', and we've kind of expanded that to 'Stop The Stigma Month,' and it's to create awareness about the stigma of addiction. A lot of people have negative connotation when they hear about people who are addicts or alcoholics, and we're trying to change that because we're really not bad people and we're out here to create that awareness.
Snow has battled 35 years of addiction, until he got clean in 2017.
Since then: "It's been the best life I've ever known. I didn't think it was possible. I was hopeless, unreliable, undependable, and now I'm the opposite of all of those things, and I get to be part of The Sober Life as the Program Manager, and it's changed my life."
For more information about The Sober Life, click here.
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