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Ask the Manager: Stand up for Recovery Event

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) - The second annual Stand Up for Recovery event, to spread awareness of drug addiction, will be held Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. at the Steuben County Office Building. 

The event is sponsored by Friends of Recovery New York, a non-profit organization through the state with a local chapter in Steuben County. A number of members will held to Albany on Wednesday to advocate for additional resources for drug addiction recovery. 

In conjuction to that, Steuben County will host its own event where attendees will be able to listen to recovered addicts tell their stories and help reduce the stigma attached to the issue. 

"Every single person knows someone or has been affected by substance abuse in some way or another," Steuben County Manager, Jack Wheeler, said.

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