CWR Sponsors
    All Saints Church, Peterborough NH     
All Saints Church, Peterborough
Why Walk For Recovery

Join the Dublin to Harrisville
Community Walk for Recovery!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Walkers meet at The Dublin School
- 12:30pm – 1pm, Walk starts at 1pm

Visitors come directly to the
Harrisville Granite Mill Community Room

Learn what Communities can do
to reverse the Opioid Crisis and support
those suffering from Substance Use Disorders
Exhibits open from 1pm to 4pm

What:  Walk 3 Miles from Dublin School to Historic Harrisville’s Granite Mill (mostly downhill).  Gather at the Mill Community Room for information sharing, education and making connections.  All of our leading local Recovery and Prevention organizations will be there to discuss what our communities can do to support those in recovery and help them get back into the mainstream. 
Please spread the word about the walk! Go to and download, print and post our Walk flyer. You may also download this document at the site.
Walk Information: Our Community Walk For Recovery is an effort to open opportunities up to those in recovery. The Walk is a fundraiser to support organizations in the Recovery and Prevention community who are on the front lines. It is our opportunity to talk openly of the role communities must play to help people in recovery successfully return to mainstream society.
Walkers and exhibit visitors are asked to make a $10 suggested minimum donation to be part of the walk and the information session, with no suggested minimum donation for children under 12.  Walkers may sign up sponsors to contribute to the cause, and bring donations to the event.
All funds gathered from participants in the Community Walk For Recovery will be distributed to front-line Recovery and Prevention agencies that help people with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) get needed treatment and support.
Why: Substance Use Disorders (SUD, also known as Addiction) are treatable. We need to destigmatize how we talk about SUD to facilitate Recovery. SUD is a major Public Health problem and our Community can be part of the solution.

We must reintegrate people with SUD back into the mainstream of life if we are to reduce the scope of the problem. Non-judgmental support for those in recovery will give a hand as they work to rebuild productive lives. We can offer hope to these people that they are welcome back!
SUD is our problem locally, and our nation’s problem all across the country.
  • Nationwide, every year 47,000 people die from opioid misuse.That’s nearly all the lives lost in all the years spent in Vietnam (53,000), year after year.
  • In New Hampshire: As of 07 December, 2018, there are 330 total confirmed drug overdose deaths and 83 cases pending toxicology for 2018.There is a projection from 420 to 437 drug overdose deaths for 2018.
  • Cheshire County experienced an 88% increase in their suspected drug overdose death rate per capita, from 2.20 to 4.14 deaths per 10,000 population. That’s an increase from 22 deaths to 42 deaths!
  • Eighty percent of opioid addicts began with prescription opioid prescribed by a doctor.
Recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) must be a community effort. Our communities have the problem, and our communities need to address it, even if some are not directly affected. Addiction is a public health problem that requires treatment and support, not a criminal justice issue that pushes those with problems away and marginalizes their efforts at recovery.
  • Society can celebrate that folks can recover, are in recovery, and do recover. While pathways in the brain may be interrupted and fundamentally changed, that does not mean people can’t recover the ability to make decisions that are in their own best interests.
  • Addicts are people like us: lawyers, doctors, school teachers, housewives, our friends, our friends’ children, people who may not show their addictions at work or in public. We want them to know that their stories matter, and that there are many paths to recovery.  There are 27 million people in recovery at this point.
What we misunderstand about recovery: ‘It doesn’t happen to us’ is wrong! It can happen to anybody, regardless of where you live and what you do. There are many stories of successful recovery. It does happen, and people climb out.

For more info: contact MRC president Pegg Monahan (, 603-852-8166), Event Chair Harry Wolhandler (, 603-852-8166), or the Rotarian who contacted you.


CWR Sponsors
    All Saints Church, Peterborough NH     
All Saints Church, Peterborough