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Five tips for being a recovery ally

Five tips for being a recovery ally

Being a recovery ally is a journey, a lifelong commitment to take actions that support people in recovery. There are many ways to show your support. Here are some tips that I have learned from my friends and colleagues in recovery. 1. Listen There’s nothing like...

Family Matters

Family Matters

Family members can be a critical support for people in recovery, and they can take what they learn in their families and become allies in the community. As recovery allies - parents, stepparents, grandparents, step grandparents, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters,...

The Clergy

The Clergy

For many people, the recovery journey includes a deepening conviction and dedication to what is holy, and for some this path includes Christian worship. I spoke recently with three pastors and two church members about the role of clergy and the faith community in...

Rotarians can make a big impact on addiction crisis

Rotarians can make a big impact on addiction crisis

If you want to know how to bring people together and create connections, just ask a Rotarian. “Rotary brings people from the community together every week. I can’t think of another organization that has that kind of reach.” That’s the message Lisa Hallee, a member of...

Unexpected Messengers of Hope

Unexpected Messengers of Hope

Police departments across the state are on the front lines of addressing Maine’s addiction crisis. The opioid epidemic has been front and center for law enforcement for many years, and local police departments have worked on reducing overdose deaths and helping people...

Employers Can Be Champions For Recovery

Employers Can Be Champions For Recovery

Are you an employer who cares about making your community a place where your employees can all lead healthy lives? If you answered “yes,” you can be a recovery ally. Recovery allies are family members and friends of people in recovery, professionals, community groups...

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