Category: The Recovery Word

Old Timers For A Change

June 11, 2021 By People Advocating Recovery

A recent exchange in “Dear Annie” with “Follow the Data” revisits an important, current discussion in addiction treatment. That this discussion is occurring in more popular sites rather than technical journals is a positive sign. The contention surrounding the discussion seems unnecessary and unhelpful.

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KFTC Voting Rights Update

May 21, 2021 By People Advocating Recovery

The Kentucky Voting Rights Coalition together has accomplished a lot in the last few months – Virtual Lobby Day for a Healthy Democracy with over 70 participants, The Kentucky Council of Churches led a strong Virtual Prayer and Action Day about Voting Rights, multiple phone banks and text banks to reach people on this issue and connect them with the legislative message line and strong virtual lobby trainings and issue trainings.

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Advice For The First Day Of Kindergarten

April 30, 2021 By People Advocating Recovery

As schools reopen across the country thousands of first-time students face the prospect of something very new in their lives. Unlike their predecessors they also feel the anxiety reflected from adults after a long and trying year of Covid pressures. A frightening time in life during a frightening time in the world.

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Twelve Ideas for Helping a Loved One with Addiction

April 16, 2021 By People Advocating Recovery

I’ve heard it said that “what is urgent is rarely important, and what is important is rarely urgent”. That may be true about many things, but it surely did not feel true to me when my husband was in the midst of a destructive addiction to alcohol and other drugs, or later, when our son developed a terrifying love affair with cocaine. Everything felt urgent and life or death. I lost all perspective on decision making. Everything was frightening and beyond my coping skills.

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Life Learning Center

April 2, 2021 By People Advocating Recovery

Started in 2006 as a small non-profit that focused on the “root causes” of poverty, Life Learning Center (LLC) has transitioned into so much more today. In 2021, LLC is one of only eleven designated Recovery Community Centers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky that links individuals in recovery to various services, including employment support, mutual aid groups, counseling, and networking with others from the recovery community.

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How Do You Prevent Addiction In Kids?

March 19, 2021 By People Advocating Recovery

There’s much work that’s been done on “What makes kids resilient?” I like it, and I try to practice it mindfully, since I first heard it. The version I’m sharing here came from Bonnie Benard and Emmy Werner in the 1980’s on what makes children resilient. They looked at research on kids who grew up in war-torn countries, in poverty and as children of single parents. I like their take, as it is easy to recall and apply. It is simple and practical.

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