Virtual Town Hall: Celebrating connections, and recovery

Recovery from addiction

Celebrating connections in substance abuse recovery will be the subject of a virtual town hall next week.

About one in ten Americans struggle with substance use disorder. About half of us have a friend, family or loved one fighting addiction.  

Franklin/Fulton County Drug and Alcohol, in partnership with WellSpan Health, is hosting a virtual recovery town hall called, “Celebrating Connections,” from 3- 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Local panelists from the medical community, law enforcement, faith community, as well as individuals in recovery, family members and recovery supports will be featured.

The public is invited to attend to learn how collaboration and community support help to assist those with substance use disorders to find meaningful and sustained recovery.   

Panelists include:  

  • Mitchell Crawford, DO, WellSpan Philhaven  
  • Matt Fogal, Franklin County District Attorney  
  • Woody Strait, Fulton County Family Partnership Project Director  
  • Joseph Bailey, Certified Recovery Specialist  
  • Rebecca Troutman, Lighthouse Recovery  
  • Doug Coldsmith, Grand Point Church  
  • Michael Straley, Leah’s Legacy Family Advocate  

Register by September 26th here.  

September’s Recovery Month recognizes recovery efforts and celebrates the victories of recovering addicts. The National Recovery Month theme this year is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections.” Events kicked off earlier in the month with a proclamation by the Franklin County Commissioners. 

The color purple, signifying recovery, is on display in town centers, businesses and individuals’ homes throughout Franklin County during Recovery Month.   

County residents wanting to show their support of those in recovery can obtain free purple light bulbs and “Recovery Happens Together” yard signs at the following locations:  

  • Franklin County Human Services Building, 425 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F  
  • Franklin County Commissioners’ Office, 340 N. Second Street, Chambersburg, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., M-F  
  • Mainstreet Waynesboro Office, 13 W. Main Street, Waynesboro, 717-762-0397, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. , M-F