The Local Lens

"There Is Hope" - Inside the S.P.A.R.K. Recovery Rally

October 06, 2021 The Local Lens Season 2 Episode 18
The Local Lens
"There Is Hope" - Inside the S.P.A.R.K. Recovery Rally
Show Notes

The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.

S.P.A.R.K. Ministries is a very active nonprofit based in Stanton, KY that is dedicated to helping people live in recovery. Each year, they hold a Recovery Rally to celebrate the resilient people who have made it through addiction and help other people who are starting their own fights against the disease. In this week's episode of The Local Lens, we go into this year's rally to capture the event.

We've interviewed 7 different people in this episode to find out why they think this rally is important to them. The overwhelming and natural theme of the day is "hope..." everyone talked about hope. It seems to be about letting everyone else know they're not alone.

If there's anyone we should be listening to about recovery, it's the people who have done it. These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.

Call S.P.A.R.K. with this number: (606) 344-4103

Mentioned Episodes:
Jenell Brewer of S.P.A.R.K. Ministries
Lois Goodwin - The Chase
The True Roots of Recovery - Part One - Dr. Alex Elswick

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