Overdose Awareness Month Commemorated with First Ever Recovery Rally in Clay City


A new event will be taking place this weekend in order to help Eastern Kentuckians struggling with drug addiction to get help, and to promote hope for those connected to the drug epidemic as well as receive crucial training and information.

Saturday, August 17th will be the first Eastern Ky Recovery, Breaking the Chains Recovery Rally, taking place from 10 to 2 at 5860 at Main St, in Clay City Powell County.

Organizer Kelli Kinney spoke with wbontv, and said that there is a lot going on at the first annual event, including multiple speakers coming from Revive Lifehouse, Edgewater Recovery Center, Priscilla’s Place. Andrew Hager will be the MC, she adds, as well as Eric Poe, Jason Peak and Elizabeth Barron speaking about Casey’s Law and what it has meant to her to allow her to get treatment.

For entertainment, the Sign Choir from Priscilla’s Place will be performing as well as a dance off between counselors from EKR and one from our sister clinic CKR (Central Ky Recovery).

There will be multiple recovery centers setting up resource booths, Kinney says, so if you or a family member are looking for recovery this is the place to be.

Free narcan and training will also be at the rally, as well as a balloon release to top it all off in honor of August being Overdose Awareness Month. The balloons are released, Kinney adds, to celebrate those who have found recovery and in hope for those still in active addiction that they will find the desire for recovery, and most importantly for those we have been lost to the disease of addiction.