Recovery communities across the country hold events large and small during the holiday season because they understand the importance of the opportunity to share hope and love to people and families in recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD), particularly the children. The stress and pressure of the holiday season can lead to sadness and feelings of hopelessness in providing the magical experience kids seek and adults are strengthened by. People who lost a loved one due to overdose often find the holidays a time where loneliness and grief set in harder and are in need of support from people who understand. People in the grips of a SUD are unable to see any hope that recovery is possible and the holiday season sometimes takes this sadness to levels of a crisis.
HOPE for the Holidays is for all of those described. It will aim to make the wishes of children come true. It will provide comfort for survivors of loved-ones lost. It will support and strengthen recovery. It will offer hope to those struggling with a pathway to recovery.
Recovery Force of South Jersey and it's partners will be busy planning HOPE for the Holidays for our community in 2019. The event will be held in Atlantic City on Sunday, December 15th from 12-9 pm. Details to follow.