As an unexpected honorable gesture, Congressman Van Drew presented the Recovery Force 501c3 organization with a formal proclamation from the House of Representatives for it's "exceptional efforts to promote and improve our community". The proclamation further recognized Recovery Force as "an inspiration to all and whose energy and achievements help us glimpse a future of hope and promise", and concluded by referring to the organization as one which has "brought honor and pride to the community and to the citizens of this state, New Jersey and the United States of America". Recovery Force spokeswoman Katherine Landberg accepted the award for the group along with several of its members. For its part, Recovery Force was humbled by this incredible act of appreciation and is simply honored.
To end overdose deaths in South Jersey and to enable a full and purposeful life after addiction, South Jersey must finally create a recovery oriented system of care and end the acute care model. Recovery Force is a CCAR Recovery Coach Academy (c) and a staff-supported volunteer recovery force with a focus on providing long-term recovery coach support upon attainment of recovery. Our work is aided substantially through our partnerships with national organizations like the Addiction Policy Forum, Connecticut Center for Addiction Recovery and Faces and Voices of Recovery. What Recovery Force provides to the residents of South Jersey is always informed and influenced by the leading experts that are ending the substance use epidemic.
This Is What We Do:
Recovery Force has chosen to deliver the community education products of the Addiction Policy Forum. Addiction Policy Forum is a nationwide 501(c)(3) dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. Their slogan, "Together we can solve this" is based on a mutual commitment of all sectors and all communities to share their talents pursuant to the 8-point plan developed by APF. Recovery Force works closely with the Addiction Policy Forum and has a certified APF community educator on board. For the next several months the community education focus will be on "Understanding Addiction", a fantastic curriculum that translates the science to everyday America so that addiction/substance use disorders can be understood as the medical conditions they are.
Faces and Voices of Recovery is the guardian of the new recovery advocacy movement and oversees the Association of Recovery Community Organizations. In providing advocacy for people with substance use disorders, the approach here is to include their family, friends and allies. This subset defines the recovery community and who Recovery Force is buy and for.
The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 5-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Provided in a retreat like environment, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask really good questions, and discover and manage their own stuff.
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