We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
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Are you ready to invest with us? In just a few minutes, Facebook will match dollar for dollar until they have given away $7 million dollars! Last year, these were given away in just minutes! Facebook will match up to $100,000 per nonprofit and up to $20,000 per donor! That means, Shores of Grace can potentially receive up to $200,000. This will support Bethany for almost a year! Children with nowhere to go with stories of abuse and brokenness will have a place called home until they are placed in permanent homes through healthy re-integrations with their families, through adoption or through our transition home. Facebook will cover all fees for this day as well so that money donated will go directly to the nonprofits.
Matching through Facebook will start exactly at 8am ET/5am PT. Head on over to Facebook (Shores of Grace Facebook page) to donate now! Be sure to also check with your employer to see if they will match nonprofit donations. You can use thistool to easily find out!
As we approach the end of 2019 and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, take a moment to remember the most important parts of the season: family, friends, and health.
While enjoyable, the holidays do pose unique challenges for individuals in recovery.
What are your strategies for dealing with holiday stress and potential urges to use? Please consider posting your strategies on the IQRR social site, so that perhaps other Recovery Heroes could benefit.
Participate in our monthly referral drive to be entered into a drawing for $100.
New recovery heroes who join the IQRR, complete the New Recovery Hero assessment and are deemed eligible to participate in the IQRR assessments will receive one entry into a drawing for a chance to receive a $100 (1/100 odds).
New and Current recovery heroes who refer friends to join the IQRR, whose friends complete the New Recovery Hero assessment and are deemed eligible to participate in the IQRR assessments will also receive one entry per friend (one entry per referral, maximum of seven entries for every drawing).
Odds of being selected are between 1/100 and 7/100 depending on entries. The drawing will take place every time we reach 100 new referrals.
What You Shouldn’t Expect When Your Child is in Recovery from Addiction
by Molly Smith, Young Person in Recovery
I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a parent of a child with a substance use disorder, witnessing the unknown from a front-row seat. The hope of seeing your child enter recovery is quickly followed by a whole new set of uncertainties. After treatment, the main question is usually, “What now?”
As a young person in recovery myself, I might not be able to tell you what to expect — but I feel I can at least tell you what not to expect.
Myth #1: Our lives will return to normal after treatment.
REALITY: Everything — from routines to relationships — will shift.
It’s going to be awkward. Your relationship with your loved one will not return to the exact way it was before they used drugs and/or alcohol. Try to have lightness with them, and don’t take yourself too seriously. There’s no right way to support a child in recovery, so you’ll probably feel weird and self-conscious sometimes.
My mom and dad entered totally unfamiliar territory when I began recovery. On my 30th day sobriety anniversary, my mom had to Google: What kind of gift to buy someone for a sobriety milestone? After brainstorming, she decided to send me a little ceramic bird, which was inspired by an inside joke and my childhood nickname, “Mollybird.” She and my dad have been gifting me bird trinkets and cards for every sobriety anniversary since. They figured out how to support me in their own way that’s unique, sweet — and most importantly to me — a little silly.
Our family ate at a nice restaurant on the night I celebrated one year of sobriety, right before heading over to my regular support group together. Everybody froze when the server asked if we’d like anything to drink. My sister whispered loudly to my dad, “IS IT MESSED UP IF WE ORDER WINE BEFORE GOING TO A MEETING?” They looked at my mom, my mom looked at me, I looked at the menu pretending to study the appetizers, and the server looked at the other tables she should’ve been able to attend to if this family could just get it together and answer the simple question already. Three years later, I still don’t know the “right” answer. My guess, and what I said that night was, “Uh, it’s fine, I guess? Right?” We all fumble through moments like these daily and sometimes all we can do is shrug our shoulders and laugh.