(EMAILWIRE.COM, September 10, 2015 ) West Palm Beach, Florida -- August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day which leads into National Recovery Month, September. The Bradenton Herald reports that hundreds of people gathered in Manatee County to march in honor of loved ones lost to overdoses. The event was organized by No Longer Silent, a group dedicated to giving a voice to overdose victims and their families. West Palm Beach Drug Rehab commends the bravery
Several families gathered with signs commemorating their lost loved ones, including Michelle Lyle, who serves as the treasurer for No Longer Silent. "I'm overwhelmed-- absolutely overwhelmed, This is so much more than we expected."
Though her addicted twin daughters are currently jailed and still living, many of the attendants mourn their loved ones with tributes. One anonymous tribute read "I lost my son Travis last Tuesday." Others spoke of undying love and grief. All those in attendance shared a common goal of raising awareness concerning the widespread addiction epidemic and the ever-present dangers of overdose.
A representative of West Palm Beach Drug Rehab comments,
"As a facility drug and alcohol rehabilitation in West Palm Beach, we have first hand experience with the horrific consequences of substance abuse and overdose. These brave families have turned their grief into a weapon against the silently spreading epidemic of drug abuse and addiction that is slowly encompassing the country. Because of organizations like No Longer Silent, people are learning about the devastating effects of substance abuse disorders not only on the sufferer but those around them as well. It is important that organizations such as No Longer Silent continue their work in breaking through the stigmas associated with addiction. People have to understand that suffering from an addiction does not strip people of their humanity. Those suffering from a substance abuse disorder are still sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, husbands, and wives. By reinforcing the humanity of addicts, we can learn to view the disorder as the disease it is and begin ensure many more people receive the treatment they need to avoid the tragedy these families have suffered through."
About West Palm Beach Drug Rehab:
West Palm Beach Drug Rehab provides addiction treatment in West Palm Beach and across the country. In addition to drug rehab, the center offers alcohol rehab in West Palm Beach for those in the immediate vicinity as well as those seeking a change in scenery for their recovery. The campus features luxury accommodations, spacious outdoor lounging areas, and amenities such as full spa, gym, and salon services. The staff of West Palm Beach Drug Rehab is dedicated to the individual success of each client and offer a personalized approach to recovery rather than an often ineffective predetermined course of treatment. West Palm Beach Drug Rehab offers support beyond the end of treatment with resources and references to aid with the next steps on the road to recovery.
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