UTICA, N.Y. -- September is also National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and on Saturday, several people celebrated their success with recovery.
The Oneida County Lifeworks organization held a recovery walk in Utica. The organization helps people get clean and stay clean.
"We go to work, we hold jobs, pay taxes, stop costing the county and the state money. There's a lot to recovery. We learn to live on our own. We get some coping skills and things that help us to not use or drink or have mental crisis anymore," explained Dawn Muldoon, Oneida County Lifeworks Creator.
Assemblyman Anthony Brinidisi joined the group at Chancellor Park to deliver a proclamation speech and discuss the benefits of recovery in the local community. Oneida County Lifeworks says it's working with Our Savior Lutheran Church to create a community recovery center.