Retreat Behavioral Health is working with Sobriety Solutions to host their “Shoot For Recovery” fundraiser this weekend in Warminster to help people fight their addictions.
People can turn out to the Bucks County Ice Sports Center Saturday from 4 to 5:30 for free ice skating. Attendees will also have a chance to speak with recovery alumni who intimately understand the opioid crisis.
Corporate Alumni Maggie Hunt is a with RBH is a Doylestown native and also a recovering opioid addict. She says it’s particularly hard getting sober as a young person.
“Attempting to get sober is really hard because you see all your friends drinking and appearing to look really cool on social media,” Hunt explained. “For young people, they think they’re going to have to hang out with their parents for the rest of their life or stay indoors and not go anywhere.”
Hunt believes changing her social circle was instrumental in her recovery, which is almost ten years strong and going. She insisted finding different groups of friends, such as in twelve step meetings, was necessary.
While her old friends understood her issues, they could put down drugs and alcohol without becoming obsessive. She could not.
“When I saw there were actually a lot of young people who were sober and doing the right, I was shocked,” Hunt revealed. “I think opening up my social life early on in my sobriety made me more connected with people.”
100 to 150 people are expected to attend. Employees from both Retreat Behavioral Health and Sobriety Solutions will also have a an ice hockey shootout.