Why We Run
When someone breaks their arm, they go to the doctor. If someone needs their wisdom teeth pulled, they go to the dentist. This is considered normal, and no one blames them for needing help. Why isn’t this the case for depression, chemical dependency, or problem gambling? So often, people don’t seek help for these problems because they are afraid of the social repercussions such as stigma, shame, and blame.
The goal of Run for Recovery is to destigmatize getting help for these problems by connecting those in recovery with others, bring awareness to recovery, and show that it is possible. We see it every day.