Malden Overcoming Addiction’s annual “Rock Addiction” benefit event was a big success with Malden musician Rob Smith and his band Nothin’ But A Goodtime – A Tribute to Poison. It was a fun night of headbanging 80s and 90s favorites.
Mayor Gary Christiansen and MOA President Paul Hammersley highlighted the work of MOA during their opening remarks and MOA Board Member Linda Cochran was presented with the inaugural Volunteer Gratitude Appreciation award.
Preceding the music, we heard from three young people who spoke about their experiences in recovery; their individual success ranging from five months of sobriety to a year, with each highlighting the work of our MOA team in supporting their journey. Their remarks were inspirational and hopeful. Each emphasized the importance of the connections they made within the recovery community and their gratitude for the support.
The audience filled the hall at the Malden Moose and included many in the recovery community. They included our friends from Club 24, Steps to Recovery, New Day Recovery, White Mountain Recovery, Fox Run Sober Living, and Rise Above. The Gavin Foundation was also one of the event’s sponsors.
Started in 2013 by a group of community members committed to increasing awareness of the growing opioid crisis, Malden Overcoming Addiction provides a variety of support and recovery services.
For more information contact MOA President Paul Hammersley at 781-838-2203 or visit our website at www.maldenovercomingaddiction.com