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eNewsletter - May 31, 2012
Young People in Recovery
Our Stories Have Power. We're very excited to release video vignettes from young people talking about what their lives are like today in recovery. They are living proof of the reality of recovery. They are among the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. You can share your story here.
Rally for Recovery! and Recovery Month
Planning for the Michigan Celebrate Recovery Walk and Rally this year's national Rally for Recovery! hub event is well underway and includes a Recovery Dance the evening before the walk and rally at Belle Isle. Check out the Recovery Month web cast, Partnering With Youth and Young Adults in Behavioral Health To Live Happy, Healthy and Productive Lives. Panelists include Faces & Voices board member Justin Riley.
Making Parity a Reality
How's the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act working for you, your family and friends? Join us in speaking out at a series of hearings across the country to find out more about how the law is being implemented and enforced. Hearings organized by the Parity Implementation Coalition, Congressional leaders and former members of Congress Patrick Kennedy and Jim Ramstad are scheduled in the Washington, DC area on June 26, 2012; St. Paul, MN at the Minnesota Recovery Connection on July 16, 2012; Chicago, IL on August 6, 2012; Los Angeles, CA on September 18, 2012; New York City, NY on September 24, 2012 and Delray Beach, FL on October 9, 2012.
Employment Opportunity. FAVOR Greenville is looking for an Executive Director to provide leadership, fundraising and management for the organization.
In Our Backyard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing (A NIMBY Toolkit) from The Fortune Society and the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a great resource for organizations interested in providing housing to people reentering communities.
Trends in U.S. Corrections, is a very useful visual tool from the Sentencing Project that graphically tracks key developments in the criminal justice system over the past several decades. One chart shows how there were 41,000 people in jail for drug offenses in prisons and jails in 1980 and 507,000 people in prisons and jails for drug offenses in 2010.
The 5th National CONFERence on Behavioral Health for Women and Girls will be in San Diego, CA from July 17-19, 2012. This year there will be a number of recovery-oriented sessions including "Mothers in Recovery - Empowered and Making the Difference!" by Imani Walker.
Recovery Carriers, by Bill White describes people, who are usually in recovery, who make recovery infectious to those around them, including their compassion for and service to people still suffering from alcohol and other drug problems.
We hope you'll be able to join us in Washington, DC on June 27th to salute and honor the accomplishments and contributions of the country's most influential recovery community leaders to our growing movement. Read more about the honorees here.