Gov. Brian Kemp made an appearance Tuesday morning at the Georgia Freight Depot, where hundreds of people in longterm recovery from addiction gathered to celebrate Addiction Recovery Awareness Day.
The message from the community to Kemp is that people in recovery come from across the state. They get better, they buy homes and they vote, Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Neil Campbell said.
"It's not just an Atlanta thing," Cambpell said. "It's not just a legislature thing. It's a Georgia thing that there are people in recovery all over who want to help."
But as much as they want to help, they need help, too.