Monday, February 20, 2012

Occupy Recovery

Tony came to our newest camp today for the first time. He had been missing from OA for over a week. We found out why today.

Tony's story is inspiring, but not unique. Everyone finds something different in an occupation. Tony found freedom from addiction.

Tony is part of a growing number of shelterless people that have found recovery from addiction through Occupy Atlanta. They all say that the sense of purpose and duty give them the inspiration to get help, and be a part of something. For Tony, and others, Occupy Atlanta is a starting point. Most of them seek out other help from support groups as well, but Tony and Copper both say that Occupy Atlanta is what gave them the strenth to fight their addictions.

This Wednesday at 5pm at the AT&T occupation(675 west peachtree st) there will be a 12-step recovery meeting for anyone that wants to join in. Several occupiers have expressed an interest in creating more space for this sort of thing. All are welcomed!

Tim Franzen
American Friends Service Committee


  1. Wow! This is so inspiring. I'm so proud of everyone who is involved. Cynthia McCabe (Tim's mom)

  2. Oh man, that video makes me really happy.