The "treatment gap" remains one of the biggest obstacles for health officials trying to curb the opioid crisis. With only one in ten with substance use disorders seeking help, the reasons in avoiding treatment are many. Some say stereotypes can get in the way.
September marks National Recovery Month, a recognition of those who have successfully overcome their addictions. One local program who works with addicts is hosting its own Recovery Day Friday in Williamsville.
This weekend, Buffalo’s McCarthy Park will be home to a celebration of individuals recovering from substance abuse. With that in mind, WBFO spoke with one such person to try and see the issue of addiction through her eyes.