Author: Jimmy Cioe

Recovery Housing Briefing

In March 2017, Facing Addiction, in partnership with Young People in Recovery, the Center for Social Innovation, the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, the National Council for Behavioral Health, Recovery Communities of North Carolina, and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professions, hosted a Congressional briefing on the efficacy and necessity of recovery housing. The forum, sponsored by the Congressional Addiction, Treatment & Recovery Caucus, was designed by Facing Addiction’s Legislation Working Group. As a tool to help educate congressional staff on recovery housing issues, a briefing book was designed and is available to everyone looking to learn...

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Addiction Dictionary Resource

Language binds us together. In matters both personal and professional, it is the words we choose that have a lasting impact and effect on our impressions of ourselves and others. Facing Addiction has partnered with the Recovery Research Institute (RRI) to help develop and amplify RRI’s resource tool, the ADDICTIONary. The ADDICTIONary is a comprehensive glossary of key terms, some well-known and others not, concerning addiction and recovery. You can access the...

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Our Communities, Our Stories, Our Recovery

My name is Delton Russell and I am a person in long-term recovery. What that means for me is that I have not used alcohol or other drugs since March 24, 1996. Being in recovery has afforded me many opportunities, such as developing a relationship with my mom. It feels awesome to have a mom now. It also has allowed me the opportunity to forgive my father, which is good because he passed 13 years ago, and recovery has taught me that holding onto anger, bitterness and resentment only serves to hurt me as resistance creates suffering. I now understand and accept that my father did what...

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“Flo has been an incredible friend to NC.”

Being a recovery guy, I was motivated to meet and build a recovery network for support, once I landed here in NC. Being a treatment counselor, people invariably said to me, “Well you have similar experience, you need to meet Worth.” “Worth?” I said, “His name’s Worth?” “Son, they said, you’re in the South now.” A wonderful name for a magnificent fellow, L. Worth Bolton, who said to me (after I mentioned I was looking for work), “Well, you might need to meet my Wife-Flo Stein.” Eventually I met an acolyte of Flo’s (who hired me) and eventually met...

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Mindfulness Workshop – Florence, SC

I have to put a plug in for my friend Jim Van Hecke’s (with co-presenter Leslie Temme) mindfulness training in SC. August 18th –info & registration here. “MINDFULNESS is NOT a panacea to cure all ills. BUT, it does help us focus on what is happening at the moment and allows us to be more fully present to whomever we are with or whatever situation we...

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