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LivingProof Recovery featured in RN-T Helping Hands Column

From the Rome News-Tribune, February 25, 2018:

Claudia Hamilton, director of LivingProof Recovery, answers questions about the organization in this week’s Highlighting Helping Hands.

What is the purpose of your organization? To maintain the long-term recovery needs in our community through advocacy, training, peer support and spiritual guidance.

How is your organization funded? We are funded by local givers, mini grants, federally funded programs and some churches.

What do you enjoy most acting as a part of this organization? I do not act as the head and that is what I enjoy the most. I act like a person in recovery. I am not very much different that the peers I serve. The peers I serve work and then come here for support, I just work here and get support here.

I started this organization. I am a person in long term recovery. For me that means it has been nearly 10 years since I have found it necessary to use drugs or alcohol in any abusive manner. I want people to know that addiction is not a life sentence, recovery is. If no one speaks out about recovery, then no one knows it is possible and it remains a dirty secret. Addiction is in churches, in families, in doctor offices, in colleges, in middle schools, in high schools, in the homeless population, in workplaces, behind computers, in grocery aisles, on treadmills, it is everywhere. Recovery happens and it is beautiful to see a life turned around.

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