2022 Media Award of the Year

PRESS RELEASE Greg Williams receives RecoveryPeople’s 2022 Media Award of the Year In recognition of his use of media to inspire others and to advocate for mental health and substance use recovery, RecoveryPeople is excited to announce Greg Williams as our 2022 Media Award of the Year recipient. This award is part of a RecoveryPeople…

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2022 Peer of the Year Award

PRESS RELEASE Slade Skaggs receives RecoveryPeople’s 2022 Peer of the Year Award. In recognition of his direct support to persons in recovery, RecoveryPeople is excited to announce Slade Skaggs as our 2022 Peer Specialist of the Year recipient. This award is part of a RecoveryPeople campaign during National Recovery Month (September) that recognizes leaders in…

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2022 Person of the Year Award

PRESS RELEASE Joseph Massey receives RecoveryPeople’s 2022 Person of the Year Award In recognition of his support of individuals and affected family members, RecoveryPeople is excited to announce Joseph Massey, as our 2022 Person of the Year. This award is part of a RecoveryPeople campaign during National Recovery Month (September) that recognizes leaders in the…

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2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

PRESS RELEASE Kathie Hamman receives RecoveryPeople’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award In recognition of her life’s work promoting recovery, RecoveryPeople is excited to announce Kathie Hamman as the recipient of our 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is part of a RecoveryPeople campaign during National Recovery Month (September) that recognizes leaders in the recovery community. Originally…

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Chelsea Biggerstaff, 2022 Peer Policy Fellow

[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] RecoveryPeople has been awarded the 2022 Hogg Peer Policy Fellowship grant. The Hogg Foundation’s policy fellowship provides substantial opportunities for networking with legislators, their staff, and policy experts.  The grant also provides opportunities for the fellows’ professional development, supports organizational capacity building and empowers the voices of lived experience in policy development…

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Holotropic Breathwork and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

The modern recovery movement stresses that there are many pathways to recovery, but we often do not have the awareness or opportunity to explore pathways beyond our own. This article looks at the use of Holotropic Breathwork (HB) to support recovery from substance use issues. Holotropic Breathwork is a spiritually oriented approach to self-exploration and…

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Culture and Gender Barriers to Recovery for Latinas

Recovery from substance use is more than possible when recovery support services are accessible, which means they need to be culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate. This research article highlights barriers that Hispanics, especially Latinas, face on the path to recovery from substance use disorder. Understanding these barriers are just the first step towards health equity.

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Study Looks at SUD Recovery Amongst Latino/a or Hispanic Populations

Substance use disorders do not discriminate, and the prevalence of  substance use issues amongst Latino/a (Hispanic or Chicano/a) populations is similar to all other populations. However, there is a notable disparity in accessing services. To address this inequity, we need to understand why. This research study looks a number a variables that helps us understand…

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From LGBT Advocacy to Recovery Advocacy

Big thanks to College Behavioral and Emotional Health Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University for posting this video on their YouTube channel. Tom Hill from the National Council on Behavioral Health (now the National Council on Wellness) share lessons learned in the LGBT advocacy movement that can be applied to the substance use and mental health…

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