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Roads to Recovery's

Give A Gift to a Peer


October 30, 2020

Roads to Recovery Center 

3000 langhorne Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501











Thank you to everyone who contributed to our "Give a Gift to a Peer" event this year! Your contribution made it possible to give every one of our peers a gift this Christmas and allowed our Director of Communications, Katherine Daniel, the ability to put on the event. Pictured is our Christmas tree at the office with all of our peers' gifts before they were delivered to the peers houses.


Recovery From Substance Use Disorders in Central VA

How to Find Help for Yourself or Someone You Care About


March 26, 2021

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Online Via Zoom 

Free Registration

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Come join us for our first community education program on recovery from "Substance Use Disorders in Central VA:

How to Find Help for Yourself or Someone You Care About."

This is the first of many community education programs

that we will be having. This event is free to attend,

but you can make a donation after registering.

With your donation, you can support a person in recovery.

Recover to Live: featuring Nic Sheff


Nic Sheff has graciously agreed on short notice to be our special guest for this year's event. He is the son of Roads to Recovery's 2017 speaker, David Sheff. Nic's heartbreaking and inspiring struggle with addiction is the story of Beautiful Boy,

a major motion picture starring Timothée Chalamet as Nic

and Steve Carrell as his father, David. The film,

already generating Oscar buzz in advance of its October 2018 release, is based on Nic's New York Times bestselling memoir,

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines and David's

bestseller Beautiful Boy.  Sharing an unglamorized, authentic

and heart-touching story of substance use and recovery

that is deeply rooted in mental illness, Nic has been recognized

as "a life-changing speaker."

For questions please contact Karina Hobbs

(434) 455-0053 or


Special notice to Recover to Live Event attendees:

We have just learned of the sudden loss

of Mr. Christopher Kennedy Lawford who passed away

unexpectedly on Tuesday evening.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

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Roads to Recovery at 5 years
Our Stories

September 12, 2019

Academy Center of the Arts

600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Featuring Keynote Speaker
Dr. Daniel Carey











Roads to Recovery is hosting our annual event this fall on September 12, 2019 to celebrate National Recovery Month.

Please join us along with 400 business, government and community leaders, supporters, and people in recovery

as we honor those who have achieved recovery from

substance use disorders in our community.

This year’s keynote speaker is Daniel Carey, M.D.,Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Dr. Carey worked for over 20 years as a cardiologist in Lynchburg and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Centra. In his current role, Secretary Carey is passionate about expanding access to affordable health care for Virginians; improving the Commonwealth’s behavioral health and developmental services programs; and making meaningful progress on issues such as substance use and addiction, women’s health, and children’s issues.


Roads to Recovery's Recovery Walk 

September 26, 2020

Roads to Recovery Center 

3000 langhorne Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501











Roads to Recovery had its first recovery walk for recovery month

in September of 2020. Team members, peers, family, friends,

and board members participated in a virtual walk across many different states. Pictured is a group of team members,

their families, peers, and board members that participated

in an in-person walk.


Roads to Recovery's Get High on Recovery Virtually

September 29, 2020

Roads to Recovery Center 

3000 langhorne Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501











In September of 2020, for National Recovery Month,

we put on a virtual recovery event. This was Roads to Recovery's first time ever putting on a virtual event. The virtual event included coffee conversations with board members,

house tours of R2R's recovery residences, peers, and cooking.



Roads to Recovery's Spook-A-Thon


October 30, 2020

Roads to Recovery Center 

3000 langhorne Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501











Roads to Recovery enjoyed giving the community a socially distanced trick-or-treat event this year. Many of the staff dressed up as characters from different movies/shows and greeted kids and waved at the many cars going by.

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Recovery for Life! An Evening with Legendary NFL Linebacker Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson

Please Join our Presenting Sponsors Don & Carol Banker and


along with our Recovery Trailblazer Sponsors


in presenting…


Recovery for Life!
An Evening with
Legendary NFL Linebacker
Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson


Thomas Henderson says that “Hollywood” died on November 8, 1983, the date he began his recovery journey. Now, over 32 years later, his story inspires more than ever. The legendary linebacker was a first-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys who played in three Super Bowls his first four years, including taking his team to the Championship in Superbowl XII.
He later became the first NFL player to disclose his addiction, seek treatment and return to pro football. In his book, In Control: The Rebirth of an NFL Legend, Mr. Henderson says, “Slowly, people are giving recovery the patience, respect and credibility it deserves.”

He also says, “To anyone suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction, I say this: if Thomas Henderson can get sober and stay sober, anyone can. If you have made serious mistakes in your life, you can change the outcome over time.”  Please join us for an inspiring and entertaining celebration of Recovery for Life!

Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Lynchburg Downtown
601 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Tickets $50 each, Tables of 10 for $500
Click here to get tickets or make your check to Roads to Recovery and send to:
2600 Memorial Ave., Suite 107, Lynchburg, VA 24501
Call us with any questions: 434.455.0053

Roads to Recovery, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Please consider donating an extra ticket so a person in early recovery may attend this event.

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William Cope Moyers


William Cope Moyers is coming to Lynchburg

on Thursday, October 16, 2014!

Read all about it!

Please join us for dinner and a presentation with

William Cope Moyers





William C. Moyers is the Vice President for Public Affairs and Community Relations at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He is committed to eliminating barriers to recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

From “carrying the message” about addiction, treatment and recovery, to public policy and philanthropy, Moyers brings a wealth of professional expertise and an intimate personal understanding to communities across the nation. He uses his own experiences to highlight the power of addiction and the power of recovery.

Moyers is the author of Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption (2006), a memoir that became a New York Times best-seller and is now in its third printing. His most recent book, Now What? An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery was published in 2012. William has appeared on Larry King Live and Oprah Winfrey and is a regular contributor to Good Morning America. As a former journalist for CNN, his work has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today and Newsweek magazine. William also produces a nationally syndicated column on addiction-related issues for Creators Syndicate.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.
James River Conference Center
400 Court Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Hurry, this event will sell out quickly!
Tickets $40 each, or save and buy a table (10 seats) for $375!
Get tickets on our website: or
make your check to Roads to Recovery and send to
2600 Memorial Ave., Suite 107, Lynchburg, VA 24501
Call us with any questions: 434.455.0053

Brought to you by ROADS TO RECOVERY

Roads to Recovery is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The tax deductible portion of each ticket is $25. Please consider donating an extra ticket so a person in early recovery may attend this event.

E-Cigarettes and Recovery:

Weighing the Pros and Cons


Brought to you by APTNA
The Alliance for the Prevention & Treatment of Nicotine Addiction
Presented by Janis Dauer, MS, CSAC
Executive Director

When: Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 10 a.m. until noon


Where: Roads to Recovery
2600 Memorial Ave., Suite 107
(Workshop in downstairs conference room)

Who should attend?

People in recovery, their friends and family, service providers, community partners… anyone who would like to learn

more about e-cigarettes in the context of recovery

from substance use disorders.

Let us know if you need a NAADAC contact hour certificate.


Please call us to let us know you are coming so we will have enough seats available! Call 434-455-0053.

There is no charge for this workshop, however donations

to Roads to Recovery will be gratefully accepted.

The Joys of Recovery!

Recovery Enhancement Workshop

About the Workshop

Much of the focus of addiction treatment has been on the

disease concept and relapse prevention. Little has been done

to explore and celebrate the positive aspects of recovery.

What’s in it for a person with addiction to get sober?

What’s so great about recovery?

This workshop explores the joys of recovery and the ways to achieve them. We will look at recovery enhancement in five aspects: physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual.

Besides building a strong rationale for recovery enhancement, specific techniques are presented drawing from a variety of approaches including Positive Psychology, Mindfulness,

Solution-Oriented Therapy, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Techniques such as future-pacing, time-line therapy,

Core Transformation, self-hypnosis, deep relaxation,

guided imagery, and the sobriety miracle question are taught, giving participants tools they can use immediately with their clients and peers.

When: Friday, May 1, 2015 from 8:30 am until 1:00 p.m.

Where: Roads to Recovery
2600 Memorial Avenue, Suite 108 (training room)
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Cost: $30.00 Checks payable to Roads to Recovery or credit card

4 Contact Hours NAADAC Approved


About the Presenter

Jon M. Winder, LPC, LSATP
Jon Winder is a clinician, author, consultant, and lecturer.

He is recognized for his practical and sensitive seminars on addiction, families, and clinical practices, which provide

an opportunity to learn new skills in dealing with personal, institutional, & societal changes.

The Language of

Addiction and Recovery:

Harmful, Helpful or Both?


Workshop description

For more than two centuries addicted and recovering people

in America have been the object of language created by others. This language is ill-suited to accurately portray their experience

or to serve as a catalyst for change…

When historically stigmatized peoples create movements to

alter the conditions in which they are stigmatized, they often

begin with processes of renaming… replacing others’ labels

with words of their own choosing… William White

Where: Roads to Recovery Center
2600 Memorial Ave., Suite 107
Lynchburg, VA 24501


When: Friday, September 11, 2015 9 a.m. until noon


Cost: There is no fee for this workshop; however a minimum donation of $20 is suggested to cover our costs.

Who Should Attend?

Counselors, administrators, educators, advocates, community organizations, anyone interested in how to help people achieve long-term recovery in our community.


Goals for this workshop

  1. Consider the relationships between words, language, thoughts, power, stigma and people with substance
    use disorders.

  2. Reflect on the current language of addiction and
    recovery and assess its strengths and areas of incongruence with the mission and values of recovery.

  3. Begin to define a new pro-recovery vocabulary.


About the presenter

Sandy Kanehl, M.Ed., CSAC, CPRS has 35 years’ experience in addiction treatment and recovery services including counseling, prevention, program development, management and supervision, all levels of care, teaching and training in local, statewide and national venues. She is currently Director of Roads to Recovery programs in Lynchburg, VA. Special interests include training for peers and professionals in stigma fighting, advocacy and recovery management for people with substance use disorders, and developing recovery-oriented systems of care.

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