Click here for a fantastic article from the Washington Post
We are in the midst of the worst drug addiction epidemic in United States history.
The epidemic is having a catastrophic impact on families and communities and is placing tremendous strain on our health care system, businesses, and local and state governments.
The mission of The FED UP! Coalition is to create one voice calling for an end to the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs.
The FED UP! Coalition is working to find ways to:
- Prevent our children, friends, and loved ones from becoming addicted to opioids
- Ensure that people suffering from opioid addiction have access to affordable, evidence-based treatment
- Support and enable recovery
- Eliminate opioid overdose deaths.
Empathy Practice Group is held on Thursdays at 9:30am – 11am at Safe Harbor in Portsmouth:
Learn to Connect To Yourself And Others
“The ability to connect with self and relate to others is the force that moves recovery forward” – and it can be learned!
Using the Connection Practice in Recovery:
• resolves and prevents conflict by increasing rapport and understanding
• taps into your best intelligence for creative problem solving
• creates a heightened sense of belonging, decreasing relapse
• develops greater self-confidence and resilience
• accelerates healing and self-forgiveness, cutting through resistance to change
How the Connection Practice Works:
Combining empathy and insight increases your ability to skillfully respond to whatever comes up in your life.
– Empathy is attained through a conscious connection to your feelings and needs and those of others at any given moment.
– Insight is accessed through heart-brain coherence, which is when the heart, mind and emotions are in sync with one another. Through coherence the reactions of the amygdala (the center of emotional memories in the brain) are reduced and you think more clearly.
For more information reach out to Angela Whiting at Safe Harbor Recovery Center; AWhiting@granitepathways.org.
Here’s another fantastic story relating food and addiction; http://www.thesobrietycollective.com/blog/food-and-booze-katherine-maas
Tara Whitney is a NH Eating Disorder Recovery Coach (of sorts). Find out more about her services at Tara-Whitney.com
A solid way to locate sober living homes in Massachusetts. Maybe NH ought to consider something like this.
This event is free and open to the public:
WHERE: Woodbound Inn
247 Woodbound Road, Rindge, NH
– Community-based Recovery Support Services
– Community Engagement & Volunteering
We must work together to make an impact because losing another life is just not acceptable. We look forward to seeing you.
This is a fantastic Ted Talk by our own NH Judge, Tina Nadeau; who has supported the Drug Court movement in NH strongly.
Thanks Joe Hannon!
Read the article here; http://nhpr.org/post/needle-exchanges-are-now-legal-new-hampshire#stream/0