Join us for this informational community event on January 28th at the First Parish Church in York. We will gather together to begin a dialogue about what it means to be a “Recovery Ally” to someone whose life has been impacted by a substance use disorder. Recovery allies are family members and friends of people in recovery, treatment providers, professionals, community groups and concerned citizens who share an interest in supporting people in recovery from substance use disorder. A Recovery Ally may be a person in recovery, but not necessarily. Perhaps the most important quality of a Recovery Ally is the ability to provide meaningful, nonjudgmental support, empathy and encouragement to people in recovery.
Free admission. Light dinner will be provided.
Topics of discussion will include:
- Addiction as a complex brain disease
- How can I help someone I care about?
- Is a Recovery Ally different from a Recovery Coach?
- What does Recovery “look” like?