For the second year, Dawson County Friends of Recovery hosted the Drug Awareness and Recovery Expo Sept. 10 to give local organizations a chance to come together and address the topic of substance abuse in the community. “We’re here to support people who are finding recovery from addiction. People who are finding recovery from addiction have to dare to take that step to get started, and the family members of people who are recovering have to dare to let them go,” said Friends of Recovery President Jessi Evans. The expo was sponsored by Dawson County High School chorus director Spencer Wright and hosted in the DCHS common area where organizations such as ABBA House, Family Connection, Al-Anon, Celebrate Recovery and the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office set up booths and provided information for those in attendance. According to Lt. Murphy, who represented DSCO at the expo, 4.8 percent of the inmates in the detention center are incarcerated for drug charges, and that percentage doesn’t account for inmates who are in jail for probation violations stemming from drug charges or other drug related incidents.