Zones of Vulnerability

February 21st Newsletter from NH Recovery Coach Academy

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Many of you took the Ethics training and learned about William White’s Zones of Vulnerability; a tool to use when faced with making decisions for the first time. They don’t have to be difficult, or “challenging’ situations, to utilize this tool. The decision could seem as mundane as the the day of the week, but it is likely not. In Ethics you learned about Multi Party Vulnerability, Iatrogencis and Boundary Management AND Wants Vs. Needs. These concepts as well as the Zones of Vulnerability are tools for you to use everyday. Your role as a Recovery Coach is a new role for all of us. We’re building a profession and it is crucial that we, collectively, are all on the same page and First, Do No Harm. Take out your manuals and keep them by your side! Review Zones of Vulnerability and Wants V Needs and apply it in your daily encounters. For the Good of All. Thank you.

Ginger Ross, CRSW
One great job opportunity
Avenues Recovery Extended Care is looking for a Group Facilitator for Sundays at their Concord, NH location.  The person who fills this position will facilitate a 3 hour group and then lead a 3 hour adventure based activity for a total of approximately 6 hours each Sunday.  If you are interested in hearing more about this position or applying, please reach out to Kris Lang via HIV/AIDS Trainings
*HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals – March 8th, 2019; 8:30am – 4:00pm. 8 Clover Lane, Whitefield, NH. Sponsored by NHADACA. Visit to register.

*HIV/AIDS/HepB&C & Harm Reduction for Recovery Support Service Workers – March 27th, 2019; 8:30 – 4:00pm. AMC Highland Center, Bretton Woods, NH. Registration is FREE for IDN Region 7 workers/providers. $40.00 for all others outside of Region 7. Register Here. Training provided by NH Recovery Coach Academy; Ryan Fowler Trainer. From a local NH Recovery Warrior – Thank you Michael!

  Announcing the 2019 NAADAC Institute Webinar Series!
  NAADAC is excited to announce the lineup for the 2019 NAADAC Institute Webinar Series!

Each free 1-2 hour webinar is brought to you live by a subject matter expert and worth continuing education (CE) hours (free for NAADAC members!).

Can’t make the live webinar? All webinars are recorded for later viewing and added to our on-demand library of over 145 hours of free addiction-specific education available 24/7.  Earn CEs on your schedule!   Join one of our Recovery Warriors, Wendy Elizabeth, as she hosts her radio show every Monday evening between 7pm-8pm and  discusses recovery oriented topics. Always looking for guest speakers!

Addiction Policy Forum Launches 192 A Day Campaign
Last November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest report revealing that 70,237 lives were lost due to drug overdose in 2017. This data means that we are losing 192 children, parents, friends and neighbors each day to this epidemic.
We’re launching the 192aDay awareness campaign to honor loved ones who lost their life to addiction and to give families and friends a platform to share their stories. We hope this campaign will help eliminate the stigma surrounding addiction and connect people with resources.
If you are a family member or a friend that has lost a loved one to addiction, we encourage you to share their story as part of the #192aDay campaign. Check out our 192aDay social media toolkit here. Use the messages and graphics in this toolkit to spread awareness on social media and help remember those we have lost to this disease.
  AMERICORP is a wonderful way to get your toes wet in working in the Recovery Community in NH. Check it out! Harbor Homes AmeriCorps RecoveryCorps Member IMMEDIATE NEED TO FIND CANDIDATES WHO WANT TO GIVE BACK AND OBTAIN A CRSW – CERTIFIED RECOVERY SUPPORT CERTIFICATE. HELP TO DIMINISH AND COMBAT THE OPIATE CRISIS. New Hampshire residents have been hit hard by the current opioid epidemic – it seems as though everyone in the Granite State has been effected personally either personally or through a friend or relative. Harbor Homes is currently seeking AmeriCorps members that will be responsible for providing social support to substance users. Members will be trained as Recovery Coaches and will have the opportunity throughout their term of service to become NH Certified Recovery Support Workers. Responsibilities for RecoveryCorps members include, but are not limited to: · Offering recovery coaching services via meetings and phone calls · Building positive relationships with service users and encouraging them to pursue their next step in recovery · Providing appointment reminders and case management, with a goal of increasing clients’ recovery capital, i.e. their capacity to access transportation, housing, insurance, childcare, education, employment, and other services that facilitate recovery · Serving an average of six clients per week (six hours per client) – this number could fluctuate depending upon the stage of recovery that the client is in · Members will serve clients until all significant barriers to treatment and recovery are resolved · Ensuring availability to clients as needed for support and recovery guidance · Maintaining accurate records and documentation of treatment steps, recovery, and progress/setbacks · Create and engage in outreach for workshops, events, and recreational opportunities geared toward individuals in recovery as well as their families · Periodically reporting progress to Harbor Homes staff and site supervisors Expected Outcomes for the Member’s Service Term: · Clients served that have maintained recovery for 9 – 12 months will show improvement (as compared to original intake data) · Clients will have increased abstinence from drug use and alcohol misuse by 80% · Long-term engagement with recovery support and self-help groups will have increased by 60% · Decreased inpatient and hospitalizations for clients served · Marked decline in opioid related deaths and overdoses in service region RecoveryCorps Member Benefits · Monthly living stipend contingent on location · Support in completing the Certified Recovery Support Worker Training including cost coverage · Case management training and professional development opportunities · Health insurance and paid time off · Educational award at the close of service RecoveryCorps Members will work 40 hours per week and be required to complete a total of 1700 hours of work in order to be eligible for the educational award at the close of service. Term of service is for one full year and members will be eligible for all benefits of membership with AmeriCorps in addition to benefits from Harbor Homes. Following the close of service, interested members should be able to receive their Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) which includes 64-hour training, 500 hours of services, and 25 hours of supervision with a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
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May all your decisions be healthy today! Growing your branches
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  I caution you though, this info can be overwhelming. Pace yourselves, and always put your recovery first!
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