A Journey of Recovery and Love

A Journey Of Recovery and Love

February is a month where we celebrate love. Whether it’s loving ourselves or others, love can be the greatest gift of all.

CC and Danny Summers have known each other since they were about fifteen years old. “The relationship started off with the base of drugs,” CC admited; he was her dealer. Both were doing “normal partying and being young.”

“The pill scene just really started taking off,” Danny said. “That was such an easy thing to do and keep your life together.” Until it wasn’t. Eventually things escalated into “ten years of craziness [with] raising a kid, addiction, running…”

Listen to Rage Against Addiction’s latest ‘Rage Talk’ episode to find out how two people who struggled with addiction for over a decade found love for each other and for recovery. CC and Danny will take you on a powerful journey through the many paths of addiction and shame to the light at the end of the tunnel that is hope, recovery, and love. Check out the episode here: “Supporting Each Other…”

Read the Note on Matters of Mental Health by Wendy

Not every relationship can withstand the test of time when addiction is the priority. Danny and CC are a great example of how what is meant to be will be. Finding their recovery individually brought them back together stronger as a couple and family.

Come see what we’re all about and meet some of the team at our various events throughout the winter and spring!

Our biggest and most powerful event is fast approaching! Please join us on April 1st at Cedar Lane Regional Park in Bel Air, MD to support recovery, heal families, remember lives lost to addiction, and to spread hope. This fundraiser is a way for communities to come together. Addiction cannot win if we all fight against it. Bring your family and friends, hold up pictures of those you’re celebrating or remembering, meet the Rage team, and connect with others going through the same tough battles. You are not alone.

How you can be a part of this big day? It’s easy…!

Register: Sign Up

Sponsor: Sponsor details

Become a Resource Vendor: Vendor details

Thank you to Voices of Hope and Ashley Treatment Center for being a part of this amazing event! For more information, check them out here: voicesofhopemaryland.org and ashleytreatment.org

We have other opportunities to get out there to spread hope and knowledge about all things addiction-related. Please check out our other upcoming events and stop by if you get a chance!


February 15 and March 22: We will be hosting a resource table at Harford Community College from 11:00am to 2:00pm in an effort to reach the college community to bring awareness about addiction and recovery. If you are a college student or know one, we hope that you will let them know about this opportunity! Located at 401 Thomas Run Road – Bel Air, MD 21015)

March 30: Pick up your Memory Walk / Recovery Run racekit at Charm City Run from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Racekits are only available for those that have registered as a Memory Walker or Recovery Runner. We would love to meet you! Come say hello to us at 126 South Main Street – Bel Air, MD 21014.April 1 to April 30: If you cannot make our in-person event, join us virtually all month long. Our route ends in ocean City, Maryland. You can still show support by logging your miles, collecting donations, forming teams, and sharing photos of loved ones. Details can be found here: runsignup.com/rageagainstaddiction

April 13: April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Stop by our resource table and visit others as well at Harford Community College from 11:00am to 2:00pm, as we all strive to share important information about the effects of alcohol, how it plays a role in society, and how you can actually have fun without it. Located at 401 Thomas Run Road – Bel Air, MD 21015.

April 29: Join us for our End of Virtual Event Fundraiser while eating some delicious food between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. Proceeds will benefit our programs. The good news is the Ocean City Marathon is also this day so we hope to see some starving runners afterwards! Located at 12849 Ocean Gateway – Ocean City, MD 21842. 

We serve locally but think globally. For counseling, or for addiction, substance abuse disorder, or mental illness treatment, please contact your area’s health department, county government, hospital, or law enforcement agency.

Addiction Connections Resource: A non-profit organization that assists with providing resources and support for addiction treatment and that educates the community about substance abuse disorder. Located in Fallston, MD. Please visit here or call 443-417-7810 for more information.

Ashley Addiction Treatment: An inpatient treatment center that personalizes clinical programs based on individual need. Located in Havre De Grace, MD. Please visit here or call 800-799-4673 for information about online and in-person meeting services.

Celebrate Recovery: A local support group for those with addictive behaviors. Located in Bel Air, MD and Joppa, MD.​

Mt. Zion Church (1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21015): every Thursday at 5:45pm. Please visit here for more information about meetings.

Mountain Christian Church (New Life Center 1802 Mountain Road, Joppa, MD 21085): every Friday at 6:00pm. Please visit here for more details.

GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing): A local support group for those who have lost someone to addiction.

7:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Located in the Education Building at Mt. Zion Church: 1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21015

Contact lisa.craig4@verizon.net for more information. The private national Facebook group is available. Please visit here to ask to join.

The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center: A clinic that provides immediate care for mental health and addiction. Located in Bel Air, MD. Please visit here or call 410-874-0711 for information about services.

Loving An Addict: A local support group for family and friends of those in active addiction.

7:00 pm every Saturday.

Located in the Education Building at Mt. Zion Church: 1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21015

Contact lisa.craig4@verizon.net for more information.

Voices Of Hope:  An organization made up of people in recovery who advocate for behavioral health disorder prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resources, who eliminate the stigma of addiction through outreach events and education, and who support all pathways of recovery including harm reduction and Narcan training. Located in Cecil County, MD. Please visit here or call 443-933-7055 for information about services.

Daughter’s House: Designed to assist women who are transitioning from substance abuse treatment to recovery; includes three sober living houses (Daughter’s House, Sister House, and The Cottage) located in the suburbs of Harford County, MD. Click here to visit the Facebook page.

Rage Club: This program is a resource broker for families and children who have been touched by the devastation of addiction; we encourage open and ongoing conversations as we believe that is the first step in the healing process. Click here for more information.

HALO (How to Live Without Our Addicted Loved One): An online grief support group specifically for those that lost loved ones to substance abuse. Click here to ask to join the private Facebook page. *Please read and answer the membership questions prior to joining.*

RAA ABC (After Baby Care): Provides post-partum care packages to new mothers in early recovery.

Wendy Beck: Founder and Executive Director

Rachel Bongiorno: Recovery Coach and Daughter’s House Program Director

Mia Ellis: Newsletter Writer and Administrator

Amanda Buddenbohn: Board of Directors

Tara Kuzma: Chairman of the Board of Directors

Sarah Hoover and Michael Nesline: Rage Club was inspired by their need to heal from their own personal loss