Press release from NC Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Corrections & Juvenile Justice:
We are excited to announce today, that the first annual “Sounds for Recovery Benefit Concert,” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church St, in downtown Asheville. The evening’s festivities will take place from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., which will include live music provided by several local musicians including Malcolm Holcombe, George Terry, Io Trio, and Aaron Price; more musicians to be announced soon! In addition, we will feature the widely acclaimed “Hello My Name Is…” project by Douglas Lail, which is a moving collection of portraits and personal recovery stories. Following the concert, we will have a candle light procession to Pack Square Park for a short vigil.
The event’s net proceeds will benefit three of Buncombe County’s treatment court programs: Veteran’s Treatment Court, Sobriety Court, and Adult Drug Treatment Court. Event tickets can be purchased online for $35 by going to: http://soundsforrecovery.eventbrite.com.Ticket price includes an event t-shirt to commemorate the evening. For more information contact Stacy Workman or James Lewis at 828-232-5059.
“Sounds for Recovery” is being held in conjunction with National Overdose Awareness Day, which is Aug. 31, 2016, and National Recovery Month, which is September. Probation/Parole Officers Stacy Workman and James Lewis are organizing this event in cooperation with program coordinators Dr. Eric Howard, Jillian Davis, and Tracie Bodford, to raise awareness of the tragic costs of addiction in our local community and provide much needed support to participants and families along their journey to recovery rather than prison. We are holding this event to increase awareness of the epidemic sweeping our country, and the steps our community and our state are taking to combat the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse. We also hope to encourage those fighting their own battle with addiction, and show them there is hope.