From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — In partnership with UAB Arts in Medicine, New Awakening Recovery Services hosted its annual Beauty for Ashes Recovery Conference at the Trussville Civic Center.
The goal of the conference, held in September for Recovery Month, was to recognize the successes of individuals in long-term recovery, empower & motivate attendees to become advocates of recovery and provide community resources for those struggling with an addiction and related stressors.
Individuals from all walks of life, including recovery, homelessness, drug court, treatment programs, and service providers, heard stories of resiliency, recovery, and reintegration.
“This was a hugely successful event,” said Dr. Jean McCrady, volunteer coach from the Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship.
Martina Dailey, Founder of New Awakening Recovery Services, expressed her appreciation to volunteers, sponsors, New Awakening team members, speakers, organizations, and attendees who made this conference a success.
“I am thankful for so many supporters in Birmingham and Trussville for their help with this community event,” Dailey said. “We also have our eyes on the increased Fentanyl overdose rates and how it is wreaking havoc in the community. We are making sure our programming is tailored to meet the needs of community members who need educational material and other recovery support services. New Awakening has collaborated with multiple community organizations to provide individuals with resources needed to help improve their quality of life. We want people to know that resources are available.”
New Awakening Recovery Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to provide education, guidance, and support services to recovering women in a healthy, sober living environment and to offer community referral services to any individual seeking help with a substance use disorder. The organization’s long-term goal is to have a residential facility for women in recovery as they transition to self-sustaining, independent living.
New Awakening asks if you know anyone who is currently struggling with an addiction or related stressors, call them at New Awakening at (205) 977-0267.