Recovery Blog

On February 27, 2019, North Carolinians from the mountains to the sea will join together in Raleigh to tell our lawmakers that we want to close the health insurance coverage gap by expanding Medicaid during this legislative session. We would love for you to join us!

Refuge Recovery is grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for the addiction and alcoholic recovery process. Wisdom and compassion enable those struggling with any form of addiction to become more mindful of their mental processes while also developing a deep understanding of the suffering that addiction has created and compassion for their own pain. The mission of Refuge Recovery is to support those on this path of recovery by building an extensive and comprehensive network of Refuge Recovery groups, meetings and communities that practice, educate and provide Buddhist-inspired guidance and meditations for anyone seeking recovery from addiction.

FY 19 SAMHSA SAPT Block Grant reimbursement funding through the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services intended to enhance and expand peer-based recovery support services in local communities is available! RCNC is seeking applications from Recovery Community Organizations and/or Recovery Community Centers who may benefit from up to $25,000 in reimbursement funds. See attached on spending restrictions specific to this grant entitled “SAPT Block Grant Expenditure Restrictions”; it is attached to the email wherein this announcement has been sent.The deadline for applications is January 21st, 2019 by the end of business day and determinations will be announced by January 31st, 2019.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams participated in a discussion about opioid addiction and treatment policy. He talked about what he said were improvements made by the Trump administration to address the opioid epidemic from the federal level, and suggested additional steps that could be taken in order to help those living with or seeking treatment for addiction.

Caring for a family member or friend with a chronic condition can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. This highly effective, evidence-based, self-care education program for family caregivers, builds the skills caregivers need to take better care of themselves as they provide care for others. Caregiver participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving in a six-week program emphasizing self-care and empowerment. Research on Powerful Tools for Caregivers has consistently shown increased self-efficacy for caregiver participants.

Learning how to have fun and celebrate in recovery can be challenging and unfamiliar. That is why it is important to meet others in recovery and to connect in a fun, social setting. Recovery social activities like this can help you feel alive and regain a joyful, fullfilling life alongside your peers, so come out, celebrate your recovery and dance with us! We will have karaoke, a live DJ, music, food and fun!
$10 per person (covers food & entry) Please RSVP to Pat Gix at: pgix@rcnc.org