Local business holds addiction outreach event to help families find comfort

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A local business is hoping to help people whose loved ones are struggling with an addiction. 

"We just want to find places in our community where we can band together," said Renee Clark, co-owner of Alter Direction. 

Clark says one way to help the families is by holding outreach events to answer questions about addictions. She says addiction can be a hard topic to cover because of the stigma that comes with it. 

"So as far as the stigma of addiction goes, it is like there's an elephant in the room that we can't talk about, but everybody knows that it's there," said Clark, "I would really encourage family members to not be afraid to reach out and ask questions."

Shelly Wiedenkeller says the issues presented on Saturday hit close to home. 
 
"I want to be part of that piece that can provide services to struggling parents who've lost their children, who may be close to loosing their children, and I want to help," said Wiedenkeller.

For more information or to get involved, contact Alter Direction on their Facebook page.

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