Woman takes initiative starting addiction program

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — A Mahomet woman is helping raise money for people struggling with drug addiction. The money is going towards the Peoria Recovery Project.

The event is for people to come together and discuss addiction. There will be resources, counselors and motivational speakers for those wanting to know more.

It all started when Ashley Arbogast’s brother died of an overdose in 2016. She says her family didn’t really understand his addiction until his last time in treatment.

Now, she realizes it was a sickness he couldn’t easily overcome. So, her mom created the Peoria Recovery Project.

Arbogast is making shirts which read “Love your neighbor” to help. It encourages people to refrain from making judgments about what others are going through.

30% of the proceeds from the shirts will go to the project. It’s this weekend at the Peoria Civic Center. The last day to buy a shirt is Wednesday. Arbogast says they’d eventually like to make the event local.

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