These are strange times we are going through - times that are unlike any we have ever seen or experienced before. But so was 911, and we pulled...These are strange times we are going through - times that are unlike any we have ever seen or experienced before. But so was 911, and we pulled together as a nation and became stronger as a result of it. The media is updating us hourly (at the very least!) on the latest numbers and the latest mandates and recommendations from the CDC and government and this, while important information, can be daunting to say the least.
We have been requested to stay home, home from work, home from school, home from the mall, ball games, movies, social gatherings, and even church. When we do go out to pick up groceries and supplies, we are asked to keep 6 feet away from others, sneeze or cough (if we must!) into a tissue or our arm, wipe and sanitize the surfaces we touch before and after use and wash our hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water every chance we get. We also want to reach out to the elderly and those with compromising health issues that might not be able to shop for needed groceries, prescriptions, etc. to see if we can pick these things up for them. Who would have thought this time last year that we as a nation, as a world, would be dealing with all of this?
To prevent myself from tumbling into a state of anxiety and despair, I have for weeks now begun my mornings by literally counting my blessings, listing each one I can think of and thanking God for blessing me so. No matter how difficult times may be for us, there are always so many things to be grateful for that we often take for granted. When I list them one by one, I am amazed at how blessed I truly am. And as simple as this may sound, it makes such a difference in how I view and navigate the rest of my day.
I would love to hear what you do to help alleviate fear, depression, and anxiety, and to start your day off in a positive and meaningful direction. Please take a moment and share your thoughts here. It could be just what someone else needs to hear! And know that we at Recovery Alliance are here to support you in any way we can during this trying time - we will get through this, together.
Stay safe and well!
Recovery Alliance Coordinator
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Easter & southern Regional Summit Executive Summary -
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The Eastern & Southern Regional Summit wrapped up last Thursday and brought 135 leaders from 39 counties of the Eastern & Southern Regions of NC...The Eastern & Southern Regional Summit wrapped up last Thursday and brought 135 leaders from 39 counties of the Eastern & Southern Regions of NC together to create over 18 remarkable new projects in an effort to find solutions to the SUD crisis. Much appreciation to all who participated with special thanks to our keynote speaker, Clark Gaither, MD, Medical Director for the NC Professionals Health Program and author of Reignite: Transform from Burned Out to On Fire, and to our Master of Ceremonies, Jacksonville County Chief of Police, Michael Yaneiro. And please offer a special “thank you” to our generous sponsors who made all of this possible, by learning more about what they do.
Our other guest speakers who presented on Friday were Steve Mange, Senior Policy and Strategy Council to the Attorney General, Chris Budnick, Executive Director of Healing Transitions in Raleigh, NC, Sarah Potter, Executive Director for APNC, DeDe Severino, Chief of the Addictions and Management Operations for DHHS, and Jarmichael Harris, East Carolina University’s Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator and Staff Counselor for the Center for Counseling and Student Development.
At the Eastern & Southern Regional Summit, we were fortunate to have incredible leaders from all sectors of these 39 counties, including prevention specialists, collegiate recovery communities, providers, therapists, recovery advocacy groups, coalitions, clergy, first responders including emergency services, law enforcement, various members of government, leaders in the recovery community, and researchers. These individuals joined forces with one another, seated at tables with various topics of concern and began the process of creating action plans for the most effective use of resources and expertise in working towards finding real solutions to this deadly crisis of Substance Use Disorders.
For those of you who were unable to attend, it’s not too late. You are a vital part of all of this and we need your input and expertise! Become a member of the group Eastern & Southern Regional Summit where you will be notified as the Executive Summary becomes available, when discussions are started and events are posted. You can join in at any point, sharing your knowledge, your viewpoint and your resources. And you will be able to see photos from the of the leadership who are responsible for the incredible work that has been started.
We thank you all for your passion for and dedication to working collaboratively to find solutions to the rising epidemic of SUDs. Together we can make this happen! Show more
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Make sure you are registered!!! We are two weeks away and if you would like to attend the Eastern & Southern Regional Summit and be a part of the...Make sure you are registered!!! We are two weeks away and if you would like to attend the Eastern & Southern Regional Summit and be a part of the solution be sure to register at this link - tinyurl.com/RAI-ESINVITE . See you there! Show moreLoading content, please wait.
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