I am one of the 180,000 clients who have used the services of the CHC since 1974 and I’m convinced I would have never gotten my life back (or even probably survived) without the wonderful services and care I received. Read an article from the Record Courier about the many […]
“That there is an invisible inner economy that demands a high price for breathtaking talent.”– Recovering comedian Russell Brand on recovering comedian Robin Williams suicide http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/12/russell-brand-robin-williams-divine-madness-broken-world?CMP=fb_gu
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 […]
XIX founder, China Krys Darrington, participated in the 2010 video produced to support the Community Health Center‘s efforts to serve Summit County (Akron) residents with their addiction, substance use & treatment needs. The video “Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate“ depicts how addiction cuts across racial, gender, ethnic and socioeconomic lines. Addiction doesn’t care who you are of where […]