Recovery Blog

Check out an in-depth look at Recovery Communities of North Carolina and the faces behind the successful recovery program. This cover story will offer readers a glimpse into how the organization is able to successfully lead patients onto a path to recovery and the leading philosophies and missions of those in charge.

Samantha Brawley got hooked on painkillers after high school, an addiction that stole nearly a decade and cost her most of the savings that were supposed to help improve her life. Finding her next Percocet, and the next, was easy on the Qualla Boundary, the Cherokee reservation home to roughly 8,000 people in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. “I began taking two or three a day for a year, maybe two years,” said Brawley, 30, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. “Then it was as many as I could afford. I’ve done 10 a day.”

RCNC will offer monthly supervision workshops for Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches. 1.5 hours CEU will be offered for the free trainings. Help for the Helper will be presented by Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, Executive Director, Healing Transitions, Adjunct Instructor with the NCSU, Department of Social Work on Wednesday, May 29th from 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Beginning April 2nd, every Tuesday from noon – 1pm at RCNC located on 5245 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27616. We will provide free coffee and snacks! We hold regular open discussion meetings that are confidential and judgement free. We welcome anyone who’s interested! Come to a meeting. Share, educate yourself, find acceptance, experience love.

RCNC will offer monthly supervision workshops for Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches 1.5 hours CEU will be offered for the free trainings Medication-Assisted Treatment: Examining Biases, Prejudices & Implications

This workshop will be Presented by Scott Luetgenau, MSW, LCAS Medication-Assisted Treatment Director, SouthLight Healthcare on Wednesday, April 24th from 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

RCNC will offer monthly supervision workshops for Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches. 1.5 hours CEU will be offered for the free trainings. Help for the Helper will be presented by Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, Executive Director, Healing Transitions, Adjunct Instructor with the NCSU, Department of Social Work on Wednesday, May 29th from 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.