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Connections: Stories of recovery from ROCovery Fitness

According to data from the Monroe County Heroin Task Force, the number of deaths from opioid overdoses in Monroe County dropped to the lowest point in April, since tracking began. But since then, there's been a spike in the number of fatal overdoses.

A local nonprofit called ROCovery Fitness is expanding to meet the needs of people throughout Monroe County and the Southern Tier who are struggling with different kinds of addiction. We sit down with ROCovery’s co-founder to discuss how the organization’s programs are growing, and we hear stories of recovery from two of its members. In studio:

  • Yana Khashper, co-founder of ROCovery Fitness who is living in recovery
  • Monica Starr, member of ROCovery Fitness who is living in recovery
  • Emily Balch, member of ROCovery Fitness who is living in recovery
  • Sara Ormsby, therapist
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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