The community is invited to participate in annual events including the Sober St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Changing the Face of Addiction Walk, Candlelight Vigil in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day and Gift of Recovery Day, along with other recovery friendly happenings. These events are made possible, in part, with funding provided by the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services.
Saturday, April 17th at 3 p.m.
"When I write, I definitely get more of my feelings and emotions out. Sometimes when we have something we need to say or feel, writing it down can help process our thoughts and feelings. I truly believe that when we are floating between our active addiction moving into sobriety, we all have feelings that we've not faced in a long time. Learning to journal helps us take control of our feelings for a better understanding." ~Kerrie S.
Join us for an afternoon of journaling. One of our valuable volunteers, Kerrie Sullivan, will be giving us tips on how to journal and the importance of writing things down.
This event will be held in-person at the Sussex County Recovery Community Center and also offered live on Zoom. In-person attendance is limited to the first 12 people to register. Incentives to join are limited to Sussex County residents.
Spring Into Recovery: Recovery Friendly Gardening Party
Saturday, May 1st at 1 p.m.
Mom's in Recovery: Mother's Day Edition
Monday, May 10th at 1 p.m.
The Mom's in Recovery weekly meeting will feature special guest speaker, Renee Hennings, on May 10th. Renee is a Certified Holistic Birth Doula and mother of 2 who will offer insight into how to overcome postpartum challenges.
Monday, May 10th at 7 p.m.
Check back for the details on our next Recovery 101 presentation. Previous topics include Medication Assisted Recovery, Navigation the System and Leveraging Our Stories. If there is a specific recovery-related topic that you would like to learn more about, or you would like to be a presenter, please submit your suggestion or information to [email protected]
Celebrating National Recovery Month
Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.
In honor of National Recovery Month 2020, the Sussex County Recovery Community helped us create a video to share why recovery is important. Because of this, the community, family members, those in recovery and those who may still be struggling to find recovery, can see the happiness and joy that recovery has brought into their lives. The joy of recovery is the most important message we can share, as it helps those struggling to see what recovery can do for them, too.