“My daughter would tell me what it was like to have a drug addicted mind and body, and it helped me understand her addiction as an illness,” Erion said. “I wanted other families to be able to talk with one another and their loved ones so that they could get the same understanding my daughter gave me.”
Erion and FOA are planning on holding their annual Rally 4 Recovery event again this year on Aug. 29 from 2-6 p.m. at Courthouse Square in Dayton. The event will feature over 50 local resources to help addicts and their families, speakers including the author of Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance, a balloon launch, food trucks and more.
“A lot of people coming to us are feeling so broken because they think they are the only one going through this,” Erion said. “That is what our day is about. Showing people that they are not alone in this.”