The 1st Annual Tuscaloosa Run for Recovery highlights the fact that recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs is attainable and celebrates the joy of living a fulfilled and healthy life free from substance use. With September being National Recovery month, our goal is to reach out to the community, raise awareness, generate interest and take a proactive approach to offering support and solutions to everyone impacted by addiction. We want to change the stigma of shame and darkness that have grown synonymous to those individuals with substance use disorder and replace it with the image of those individuals experiencing hope and healing in recovery. Recovery is a perpetual, lifelong process, and by running and walking together we show our united support for all of our family members, loved ones, neighbors and friends who are making that daily effort to maintain long-term recovery. Proceeds will go to recovery-based scholarships benefiting program participants at the residential treatment facility Phoenix House, Inc.