Always need to keep skill sets and information up to date. To that end I’m attending a webinar from ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL magazine today entitled “Emerging Natural & Synthetic Drugs of Abuse”.
Local NBC affiliate WKYC has been keeping tabs on the heroin epidemic in northeast Ohio. They have done a documentary called “Heroin: Old Drug, New Killer Epidemic” and China Krys Darrington, founder of XIX Recovery Support Services, was asked to be a part of the video.
What is “Recovery“? How can you tell if you are in recovery? Heading toward it? Providing helpful support encouraging recovery instead of a punitive system full of obstacles and challenges that make it too easy to fail? SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)has asked these questions and provided […]
The Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services (MHAS) site has a page dedicated to peer support resources & agencies in the state. From their site (http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=712): Peer support in a recovery-oriented system Peer Support is a process of giving and receiving support and education from individuals with shared life experiences. […]
The State of Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services (MHAS) supports Consumer-Operated Services and has a page dedicated to the guides, locations and stories which have increased access and support of the peer recovery system. From their MHA.OHIO.GOV site: Consumer Operated Services (COS) encourage personal contact and social relationships to […]
Faces & Voices of Recovery promotes legislation, community support and personal recovery. Their goals (from their site) are: What are Faces & Voices goals? Laws and policies enable recovery, health, wellness and civic engagement for people affected by alcohol and other drugs. Communities are organized and mobilized to address policies, practices […]
The latest posts from the very esteemed site Faces & Voices of Recovery provides resources and information about recovery coaching and peer support: Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services LLC Established to Accredit Organizations and Programs Providing Peer Recovery Support Services (Washington, DC, July 22, 2013) – Faces […]
April 18, 2011 wasn’t too long ago! But it is the first recorded post from the site built to support the training and recovery coaching activities developed by XIX Recovery Support Services. China Krys Darrington spent 15+ years in corporate America IT departments building websites and so she took her […]