Author: Jimmy Cioe

9th Annual “One Community in Recovery”

The 9th Annual NC “One Community in Recovery” Conference scheduled for November 8-10, 2017 at the Village Inn Event Center in Clemmons, NC is currently seeking proposals for breakout sessions This conference is designed for all individuals involved in any aspect of recovery and resiliency around Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. Targeted audience includes administrators, advocates, educators, family members, individuals with lived experience, youth and young adults, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, peer support specialists, policy makers, psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, and other health and human service professionals interested in recovery. Please apply by...

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Greensboro Rewind

Greensboro was rocking two Sundays ago. I say 500 people showed up, to walk and gather, bringing visibility to recovery (TV news said 400). So much visibility we got two (maybe three) TV news stories-WFYM2 and Spectrum Cable. Hats off to Altina Layman, Director of Development and her President Mike Yow, heart-centered warriors taking it to the streets! Marion had a Rally, maybe they’ll send me a report and photos for...

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Lies

 “It helps you endure, and it makes whining the least appropriate response to suffering. Just on that level it’s very valuable.” ‘There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.’ – Leonard Cohen There’s a topic I’ve been circling for quite a while and I finally got an answer on how to approach it. Someone else wrote about it and I can link to her excellent article!! That way, for those inclined to shoot the messenger, I’ll have company on the firing line. Within the medical model of addiction, the Master-degreed provider world and the burgeoning...

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Generation Found – Sunday, May 7th

People – Here’s a Sunday, Fayetville showing of the groundbreaking documentary from Greg Williams, of The Anonymous People; ‘Generation Found’. Sunday, May 7th 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Haymount United Methodist Church – 1700 Fort Bragg Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28303 In 2015, Cumberland County lost 51 citizens to drug overdose (over a 400% increase from 2000). That’s a packed school bus full of human beings. On average, NC loses a school bus full of people each month to prescription opioid overdose alone! 1 in 7 of us have a substance use disorder and 9 out of 10 of us...

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