Monday, February 6, 2012

Faces And Voices Newsletter

Recovery Community Organization Toolkit
We're pleased to release a new toolkit on organizing a recovery community organization. If you're starting up a group or thinking about next steps, you can find out about the core strategies that are being used to develop strong local and statewide groups. An online Resources section has many sample materials from groups around the country. Learn more...

Recommendations on SAMHSA's Working Definition of Recovery
Faces & Voices of Recovery is recommending that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration modify its Working Definition of Recovery from Mental Disorders and Substance Use Disorders. Read our recommendationshere.

2011 Recovery Month Awards
Applications are due by Tuesday, January 31, 2012 for the Recovery Month Event Award Program. Find out more and complete the application today. You can watch a video from Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Effort's Notable Conversations About Recovery here and PRO-ACT's Recovery Walks! here. Mark your calendar for the September 15, 2012 National Rally for Recovery! hub event in Detroit, Michigan.

Sober Living with Cooking is a seven minute video about how one person his channeling his energy into a healthy way of living in his recovery from sobriety television. Check it out!

Opportunities for Persons in Addiction Recovery within Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care webinar series from the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center continue. February 8, 2012 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon CST,"Debunking the Myth: Our lived experience alone is enough," Click here to register. February 15, 2012 from 10:00am - 12:00 noon CST, "Ready, Set, Go: Expanding Employment Opportunities for People in Recovery within the Behavioral Health Field," Click here to register.

Lowering Criminal Record Barriers: Certificates of Relief/Good Conduct and record sealingYour New York State Rap Sheet: A guide to getting, understanding, and correcting your criminal record; and Criminal Records and Employment: Protecting yourself from discrimination are three great resources from the Legal Action Center for New York residents and a great template for developing state-specific information in other states.

In My Own Words A compilation of essays by individuals supported by Medication-Assisted Treatment in long-term recovery . . . from the Addiction Technology Transfer Network.

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