Studies show that over 90% of victims of trafficking have had some involvement with drug or alcohol abuse, whether voluntary or involuntary. You really can’t talk about one without the other.
We have found in our work at Elijah Rising that most women we serve have experience with drug or alcohol addiction, and Sharpen Recovery has found that many women they serve in recovery have also been trafficked.
We want to work to bridge the gap between the recovery community and the anti-trafficking community, so we sat down with our Recovery Coordinator, Jessica Gobble and the Founder/Executive Director of Sharpen Recovery, Nick Long.
We talked about how critical it is for anti-trafficking organizations to have recovery resources and how critical it is for recovery organizations to have an awareness of trafficking.
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