5th Annual BeachFab 5k
Join us for our 5th Annual BeachFab5k! All proceeds will go towards helping those who need help in recovering from drug or substance addiction.
- When: Sept. 15, 2018
- Where: Gayle’s Trails
- Registration Time: 7AM-7:45PM
- Race Start Time: 8AM
- Tickets: $25 early registration, prices will increase after August 20, 2018
2017 Black & White Gala
Join us for a special night to remember. All proceeds go to benefit the Kelly Gorman Watson Women’s Center.
- When: February 18th, 2017
- Where: The Barn at the Wicked Wheel
- Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
- Tickets: $45 in advance, $50 at the door
To purchase tickets please call or text Tracy Hill at 850.832.9166, or Amy Cooper at 850.347.3373. You can also purchase tickets by visiting Just Kidding on PCB Parkway. For more information click here.
Local non-profit provides addiction recovery support: WJHG
Every Monday as part of NewsChannel 7’s newest health segment, we’ll feature a topical medical issue, new breakthroughs in medicine, or a member of our community taking action to promote health and wellness.
September is National Recovery Month. One Bay County woman founded her own non-profit for women seeking help with alcohol and substance abuse, while on her own journey to recovery every day.
Beach Fab 5K: News Herald
From life’s experiences, Tyler knows recovery is a slow process.
“You don’t get everything you want back overnight,” he said. “If you hang in there, no matter how it is, you go about your recovery as long as you keep making choices to better yourself one day at a time.”
I Have No Regrets by Susanne Johnson
Amy had her first drink in high school at about age fourteen. Back then, it didn’t seem like an issue. Looking back, she can see that it was already overboard, but she didn’t realize it at the time. Cocaine came in the picture in her twenties, and a long road of suffering happened before she got clean and sober almost six years ago. Today Amy is 42 and has not only used her second chance, but put it completely into the service of others, who still suffer.
Legal troubles put Amy into prison for a 19 month duration. Before prison, she did not drink much, so she did not have to undergo a harsh detox behind bars, but the mental detox from the cocaine was still something she remembers. A couple of months before her case happened she told someone that she believed she might have a problem with substance use– she was already aware of her addiction. She lost her job during her time in jail and had a serious break with her daughters, who were very angry about the whole situation. She didn’t not see her daughters or speak to them for 22 months..