Recovery and Hope

The Harford County, Maryland community came out in full force last weekend for our Basket Bingo Recovery Night! Held at a local fire hall, our event was sold out due to families and friends gathering to celebrate loved ones in recovery from substance abuse. Area businesses donated items for Rage to use as prizes and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity in helping make our big night a success. There were restaurant and salon gift cards; admission passes and tickets to the movies, ice skating, and a golf course; a toolbox filled to the brim with tools; and miscellaneous items such as candles, coffee, yoga equipment, and even Rage gear. A majority of attendees even purchased and donated items from our Wish List; these contributions will certainly be put to good use at our three sober living houses! Food and non-alcoholic drinks were available for purchase, and there was even a surprise appearance by Baltimore’s own morning traffic reporter, Kristy Breslin! It was a wonderful evening filled with a lot of laughter and even more love.

At Rage, we believe in recovery; our Daughter’s House program is a true testament to that belief as we help women achieve, maintain, and enhance their own recovery journey. This is our biggest program, and we cannot help others without the kindness of our community members. We are sincerely very grateful to those who donate to and attend our events. It takes a village to spread awareness and raise hope for our loved ones who may still be struggling. Addiction is a family disease; it takes down everyone in its path, but healing is also for the family, and what better way to heal than to come together to celebrate all things recovery?

Read the Note on Matters of Mental Health by Wendy

Recovery Month is packed with local and national events that shine the light on those who are doing the recovery thing, and we get to do a big shout out to all the community-based organizations that are the boots on the ground by making services available to those in need! Thank you to all the mission-driven people that dedicate their time with a sense of purpose and that have a heart for helping those who struggle. We understand that nonprofits are born out of a need in the community that is not currently being met. Your support is what keeps recovery alive and thriving.

Do You Know…

  • We particpate in many other area events! This past Saturday, Sepetmber 16th, many of our Rage members formed a softball team and played in Addiction Connections Resource’s Softball for Sobriety.

  • We will be hosting a resource table at Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD on September 20th AND September 26th. Mental well-being is vital to living a happy and healthy life, and we are proud to partner with this local college for its Recovery Rocks event on the 20th and its WellFest event on the 26th. Stop by to meet some of the Rage team, and learn about recovery and healthy methods to de-stress. We all rise by lifting others. Check out our Event Calendar for more details!

October 6th to October 8th: During Sober October, Rage will host a Sober Camp at the 2023 Ramble Festival. It’s a place where concert-goers can enjoy the weekend without the pressure of alcohol; peer recovery support will be available as well as Narcan and details about our organization. According to its website: “The Ramble Festival is a three-day vibe-centric music festival focused on good people sharing great music and creating terrific times…it’s all about creating community through shared experiences and a mutual love of live music in a gorgeous outdoor setting.”

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 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 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.

RAA ABC (After Baby Care): Provides post-partum care packages to new mothers in early recovery. Check out our program Gift List here.

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.

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.*

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