Tyler Majerle is one person recovering from years of drug use and chemical dependency.

"I got a lot of friends that died because of this addiction," said Majerle.

That’s why he believes raising awareness of substance use disorders, and celebrating recovery milestones, are important.

"I think it brings the community together. We can’t do it on our own, we need help from everybody," he said.

Accompanied by around 150 people, Majerle walked for the cause at the annual Twin Ports Recovery Walk.

The event brings together people who are recovering, service providers, and allies of recovery from the Twin Ports,to offer support, resources, and a community, to those fighting battles with addiction.

"Actually a brother that just died last month over dosed on heroine, so this walk is for him, for his family and his daughter," said Majerle.