Louisiana Recovery Rally for Treatment

Hundreds of individuals addicted to alcohol and other drugs rallied at the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol to illustrate the importance of treatment and prevention services, the Baton Rouge Advocate reported April 24.

Hope Networks, a statewide drug prevention group, organized an event that featured participants walking in lime green shirts displaying the words “I’m in Recovery” or “Support Recovery.”

Samantha-Hope Atkins, a recovering alcoholic who founded Hope Networks, said the rally was organized after the group learned that there were only 32 alcohol detox beds in the state.