Shining a Light on Recovery

Evanston-based PEER Services will host its annual spring benefit, Shining a Light on Recovery, April 9 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Skokie.

This event celebrates the strength of individuals living in recovery from addiction and invites guests to invest in the teens and adults working to secure healthy and vibrant futures.

Shining a Light on Recovery is designed to raise funds necessary to ensuring that every individual in need of treatment is able to receive it, regardless of ability to pay.

Proceeds from the event provide treatment scholarships to low-income individuals and families.

Tickets can be purchased through PEER Services website, www.peerservices.org at the Friend Level for $65, Sustainer Level for $100 or the Benefactor Level at $250. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will include dinner, silent auction and an awards ceremony recognizing the honorable work of the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundations, Maine Township Recovery group and the RedEye newspaper.

PEER Services is a community-based non-profit that has been delivering innovative addiction prevention and treatment services to the residents of northern Cook County since 1975. Recently, the heroin surge, particularly the use and overdose deaths among young adults, has warranted media attention across the nation.

However, despite this attention, substance abuse treatment remains largely unattainable to the majority of individuals struggling. PEER Services has been committed to treating heroin and other opioid addictions since its inception and continues to provide specialized treatment to low-income individuals in need. In addition, PEER Services offers prevention services and outpatient treatment to adolescents, adults and older adults. 

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