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Helping substance abuse recovery

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Recovery from substance abuse is a long road, but several Waterloo organizations threw a party today to help those struggling through this path.

Saturday was the 2nd annual Carnival in the Park.

Several hundred attended for food and kids' activities.

The carnival was sponsored by the Integrated Treatment Services and the Sallis Recovery Center.

"Recovery entails change and that means changing your behaviors, changes in your lifestyle and learning to have fun sober," Integrated Treatment Services Executive Director Terri Sallis said.

Instead of associating fun with alcohol or drugs, these groups want recovering addicts associate fun with a healthy outdoor activity with family or like minded people.

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