Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Moms! Please meet Matthew Cohen, who is our featured guest expert on In The Rooms this Thursday, March 12, at 7 PM ET.

Matthew is in long-term recovery from Substance Use Disorder. Matthew has been clean and sober since December 14th, 2012. As a result of being clean and sober, his life has improved.

Matthew is 30 years old. He reports that “after drinking and using for 16 years I finally couldn't take it anymore so I asked for help. Since going to High Watch Recovery Center to begin building a foundation for my recovery, I became very passionate about recovery and decided to become a voice. I speak out to the community about my recovery, not for me but to raise awareness and help build a strong recovery community.”

Matthew is a Certified Medical Assistant.

Matthew is also a Certified Addiction Profession (CAP). Soon, Matthew will be seeking to obtain his license.

Matthew is also a Certified Peer Recovery Coach

He is currently enrolled in the University of Phoenix School of Business to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

Matthew has worked in the field of addiction for several years. He was a Behavioral Heath Technician for 1 year at New Found Life of Delray Beach .

Currently, he is Director of Operations with Life Steps Counseling Center, where he has been since September 2014.

Matthew is the Chapter Lead for Young People in Recovery of Delray Beach.

Matthew writes for which is a site that was started to bring encouragement and hope to the recovery community and to raise awareness about the help and support that is available. Whether you are a person in recovery, a person in active addiction, or know and love someone with an addiction, you have a place here.

In April, Matthew will serve as Clinical Outreach Coordinator for Life of Purpose Treatment Center. Building relationships within the community is a priority for Matthew.

For our program on In The Rooms, Matthew will be sharing with us his insight into recovery. He will discuss Young People in Recovery and how they are organizing in Delray Beach, Florida to build a stronger recovery ready community.

Young People in Recovery is a national grass roots advocacy organization that advocates for people in recovery in the areas of Education, Employment, Housing, and Access to treatment. We promote legislation in our communities, as well as fight the stigma associated with Substance Use Disorder. Empowering people to sustain long term recovery is important in our communities.

in The Rooms Meeting Thursday 7pm ET. Meetings cannot be accessed via phone or tablet. Must use Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser. Please join us!


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