Thousands of people from across the country, including many from Connecticut, will march on Washington DC this weekend to battle addiction.
Deb Dettor just marked 30 years in recovery.
"Always! And it's always an amazing thing, it never loses its excitement,” Dettor, who works with the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, said. “Every year it comes and it's like, wow, that's incredible."
The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery helps thousands of people each year across the state.
On Sunday, Dettor and almost 80,000 others will be head to Washington DC for "The Day the Silence Ends,” which is a rally for recovery.
"It came to be by a number of people,” Dettor said. “Greg Williams, who's actually from Connecticut,” is the guy who's cheer leading and creating this effort."
Virginia Adams has been clean and sober for 22 years.
"This is history in the making,” Adams said. “We are going to DC. We are putting a face on recovery and we're letting the nation know that recovery is alive and well."
Adams talked about his recovery.
"I'm truly grateful every day that I found recovery,” Adams said.
Adams said she's asking people to join her on one of five buses leaving from Connecticut for the rally. There are buses leaving from New London, Waterbury, Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven at a cost of $20 per person.
Adams said it's a small price to pay to make a big impact.
"They want to bring family members, people in recovery, providers, people, who work with corrections, to all come together to demand an end to the addiction problem,” Dettor said.
The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services commissioner is also showing her support by making the trip.
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