Dynamite Youth Center hosts the 25th annual Walk-a-thon for opioid addiction awareness
Dozens of young people showed up in the rain for the 25th annual Walk-a-thon hosted by the Dynamite Youth Center to spread the word about drug addiction and treatment.
Dynamite Youth Center is a nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn and Upstate New York that wants young people to know that there's always a way out, especially as the opioid crisis continues to claim lives across the country.
For the last 52 years, Dynamite Youth Center has been helping teens and young adults get away from drugs and live healthy and positive lives, as well as providing support to their families.
They offer several programs at their location in Coney island and an in-patient residential program at their facility upstate in Fallsburg, New York.
They were out Sunday to bring awareness to the fact that opioids and other drugs continue to kill young people every year.
Last month, the City Council in New York City introduced a bill that would require the Department of Health to create an opioid prevention program in nightclubs. It would allow bars and clubs to get free opioid overdose reversal treatments like naloxone.
The Dynamite Youth Center has been organizing their Walk-a-thon every year to remind anyone struggling with addiction that treatment is possible and help is always available.