Saturday, July 2, 2016

The Addiction Recovery Movement

Did you know that addiction recovery and what we are all doing is becoming a movement? Not just here in Martinsburg but everywhere across the country. In every city and ever state where this heroin epidemic is concerned new addiction recovery movements are popping up everywhere. People are tired. People are tired of staying silent in the stigma of this addiction and afraid to speak out. People are tired of hearing open ended promises without seeing the real action. People are tired of the long waiting lists for treatment. People are tired of all of the overdoses, of all of the overdose deaths. ... 

All of this advocating we are doing, is now becoming a movement.

Brooke Feldman of Huffington Post writes:
What if addiction recovery advocates, people in recovery, their families, other allies and our nation’s countless prevention, treatment and recovery support service providers all decided they had enough too?  What if instead of being fed up with one more moment of silence and act of inaction, we instead became so fed up with one more premature funeral of a child, a parent, a friend, colleague, neighbor, teacher, actor, musician, etc. that we so felt moved to take greater action?
What if we decided that we’ve had enough of underfunded prevention, treatment and recovery support services?  What if we decided that we’ve had enough of young people and their families not having greater access to early-intervention services?  What if we decided that we’ve had enough of long waiting lists that literally leave people dying to get treatment or disenfranchised by a system that is failing them?  What if we decided that we’ve had enough of inadequate long-term recovery support services for a condition we know takes four to five years to stabilize?  What if we decided that we’ve had enough of having enough?   

Read More Here>>>>>The Addiction Recovery Movement



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