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The long road to self-healing took a step in the right direction when the Recovery Project presented a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to confront the stigma of addiction.

Thousands of ex-addicts joined their families, treatment providers and advocates to form “a living symbol of recovery” as they traversed the historic viaduct en route to City Hall Park for a rally and concert.

The walk was preceded by a gathering at Cadman Plaza, which featured performances by the band “Crazy James,” whose members are all in recovery, and stand-up comedian Mark Lundholm, himself a former addict.

The trek kicked off A&E Television Network’s “The Recovery Project,” a wide-ranging, multi-year initiative to raise awareness about “the fact that addiction is a treatable, recoverable disease.”

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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