Congratulations Manchester Family Justice Center!
Read the Union Leader article at; http://www.unionleader.com/article/20170622/NEWS23/170629783
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“Improve your memory – tell the truth.”
Toward the end of my drinking my memory got worse and worse. To start with, my mind was a big blur from being constantly loaded, or from recovering from a blackout. In addition, it got harder and harder to remember what story or excuse I had recently made up or who I had told what to. Because my drinking had become the most important thing in my life I had begun lying to protect it, and because most of the lies and stories I made up were followed by a drinking binge, I couldn’t keep anything straight. It’s no wonder people stopped hanging around me.
When I got sober and my head began to clear, I went right on lying and telling stories. As I worked the Steps what I realized was that I was lying to protect my ego and get my own way. I quickly found the truth in the statement that ‘self-centeredness and self-seeking’ was my natural state as an untreated alcoholic. It took a lot of inventories and conversations with my sponsor before I was ready to get honest. I also had to uncover, discover and discard a lot of character defects that were keeping me sick before I could fully recover.
Today my life is much easier now that my default is to just tell the truth. I no longer feel the need to defend or construct a big story because today I’ve learned how to be responsible and honest. Today I go through life looking for ways to be of service rather than to cheat or deceive. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to look someone in the eye again and feel a part of the human race. And best of all, my memory has improved because today I tell the truth.
carfentanil on Wednesday April 26th, following New Hampshire overdose deaths that have been linked to the substance. As a result, the NH Information & Analysis Center prepared a bulletin about carfentanil; UPDATE: The NH Information & Analysis Center issued an update describing the current trends surround carfentanil use in New Hampshire on May 23, 2017.
The NH DHHS Emergency Services Unit has released a flyer with instructions on what to do if you’re exposed to carfentanil, as well as a flyer designed for first responders who might come in contact with it. In addition, the State epidemiologist has released a Health Alert on the deadly substance.
The current meetings in New Hampshire are: Tuesday 7PM Manchester Easter Seals Bldg 555 Auburn St. Manchester and Thursday 7:30-9PM Hampstead at the Congregational Church 61 Main St (Route 121) Hampstead.
Join us Tuesday May 23 at 4pm for a ribbon cutting followed by a Grand Opening Celebration for our Dover SOS Recovery Community Center at 4 Broadway in Dover, NH. Come visit us for some light food and refreshments and check out our new Dover RCC. This is open to the public!
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If you are working towards your Certified Recovery Support Worker credential and are looking for supervision to meet those requirements, here are a few agencies that are offering it for free:
Safe Harbor Recovery Center, 865 Islington Street, Portsmouth; Mondays 10-12; https://www.facebook.com/events/1456027377795355/
SOS Recovery Center.
White Horse Addiction Center, 68 NH16B, Center Ossipee, 603.651.1441; 10-12, Every Friday except the first Friday of the month.
In this virtual event, SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) team will bring together national experts to define recovery housing, its association with recovery-oriented supports and services, and emerging opportunities to promote recovery housing in the community.
Jason Howell, Executive Director, RecoveryPeople
Rachel Post, Public Policy Director, Central City Concern
Trina Frierson, President and CEO, Mending Hearts
Moderated by Jonathan Cox, Senior Associate, Center for Social Innovation
Recovery housing provides a living environment that offers peer support and other recovery support resources to assist individuals with entering and sustaining recovery from substance use disorders. Recovery housing is an umbrella term that includes recovery residences, sober homes, halfway houses, and other settings. In recent years, recovery housing has received increased attention as an important recovery support service as our nation works to increase treatment to and provides services such as housing for people in recovery.
Recovery LIVE! participants engage directly with presenters and each other through live chatting, polls, and other interactive features. Be part of the conversation—register today!