Author: People Advocating Recovery

2022-2023 Michael E. Townsend Leadership Academy (General Butler State Park – August 31, September 1 & 2, 2022)

July 18, 2022 By People Advocating Recovery

The Michael E. Townsend Leadership Academy is an opportunity for those who wish to become leaders throughout Kentucky in the field of substance abuse/recovery and mental health to collaborate and further enhance their skills.

Since 2005, participants in the Leadership Academy have been challenged to grow both individually and professionally. The larger outcome of the Leadership Academy Challenge Projects has been widespread influence throughout law enforcement, prevention, recovery and treatment arenas, and many of the results of these Challenge Projects have continued to be widely used today.

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Loves and Lives Lost

June 3, 2022 By People Advocating Recovery

I began this blog before the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting. This horrible event, involving young school children, got much world attention. History reports that mass shootings scatter people, and then bring them together. Survivors gather in mutual and sustaining support. From history and now today, we hear the words— together we shall… Uvalde is over 80% Hispanic with a Hispanic shooter. It is a small community with interlocking family, friends, and relatives. A faith-based community that has community heritage and bonds. A sense of common purpose brings order, fellowship, and brings understanding, love, and care for fellow beings.  “Lean into the future—complaining isn’t a strategy.” Jeff Bezos.

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