Yesterday was our highly anticipated event, 50 Shades of Recovery. The focus of the event was on the challenges that people in recovery face, in the form of the stigma associated with the word ‘addiction’ and ‘addicts’. Two of the main speakers where people in recovery who had been forced into the spotlight because of there addiction. Instead of hiding from the stigma they faced, they challenged it, paving the way for people in recovery. It was a truly inspiring event being in recovery myself and I hope all those who attended enjoyed it as much as I did. The message in summery was a simple one. Love the addict and hate the disease and never be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

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