RECOVERY & SUPPORT
How we recovery and support those in recovery demonstrates our overall philosophy and attitude towards addiction. We must work to eliminate the stigma of addiction. That includes the stigma of recovery.
People in recovery are courageous champions and their stories inform not just of challenges but of determination, strength and hope. A hope for our entire community.
Here's what we're doing, from the Action Plan:
Implement a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) – Use the Faces and Voices of Recovery toolkit and convene steering group.
Improve access to & programming in corrections facility – Identify actions to provide/improve mental/ behavioral health svs in corrections.
Stronger Re-entry programs – Target those who are/were incarcerated with substance use disorder to reduce relapse & recidivism.
Develop Parent/Family Support Group – [On Hold] - Create a support group for those w/ loved ones in recovery.
Enhance support systems in public schools – Evaluate feasibility of increased support systems in schools for students in recovery.
Encourage connection with Faith-based programming – Reinforce network of faith-based orgs providing support programming & share info.
Sober Living Homes, Traditional Housing & Housing First – Support efforts like Housing First and explore options for more supportive housing.
Here are some of the Recovery/Support Themes we've heard to help guide the Recovery/Support Action Group:
If you're willing, please share your contact information to help change the face of addiction in our region.