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Bringing hope to people battling addiction

Anthony Alvarado, co-founder of Rise Together, appears on CW 14 Focus with Robert Hornacek.

(WCWF) -- This week on CW 14 Focus host Robert Hornacek will be joined by the co-founder of an organization dedicated to educating youth about addiction.

Anthony Alvarado, co-founder of Rise Together, will appear on the show.

During the interview, Alvarado will talk about his own journey through addiction and into recovery.

Alvarado, a speaker and advocate on addiction and mental health, will share some personal stories he hopes impact the community as a whole.

"By entering into recovery, breaking the cycle of addiction in my family, I truly believe by working on myself, I can help my children and my children's children's children. And, in part, by changing my family maybe that might help change part of our local community," Alvarado said.

CW 14 Focus is a weekly, half-hour interview program that focuses on the issues important to people in northeast Wisconsin. Each week, Robert Hornacek will sit down with a different guest and go beyond the sound bites. The program will highlight the people making a difference in the community and give viewers an opportunity to get in depth perspective. CW 14 Focus airs Sundays at 10 a.m.