On the Sunday before Christmas, members of the recovery community will host a holiday event with specific healing goals in mind.
1. To begin to lower the risk of Atlantic City's kids for developing a substance use disorder.
2. To recognize the recovery support needs of parents and other family members during the holidays who have lost someone they love to the epidemic.
3. To provide a full holiday event experience for families new in recovery to help avoid the holiday stressors of commercialism.
4. To embrace those still struggling by bringing recovery to their streets.
On Sunday, December 22, 2019 HOPE for the Holidays - Atlantic City will take place from 10am - 6pm on South Tennessee Avenue as a new holiday tradition featuring the TREE OF HOPE.
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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