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Chelsea Biggerstaff, 2022 Peer Policy Fellow

July 20, 2022

[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…

12 Step Plus Recovery Housing Equals Long-term Recovery

June 21, 2022

This study found that involvement in 12-step activities and  living in recovery housing, such as Oxford Houses, support continuous abstinence from both alcohol and illicit drugs among substance dependent persons and long term recovery.

Holotropic Breathwork and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

June 21, 2022

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…

Culture and Gender Barriers to Recovery for Latinas

June 15, 2022

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.

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

June 14, 2022

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…

From LGBT Advocacy to Recovery Advocacy

June 13, 2022

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…

May 2022: Time to talk money- Economics of running a recovery home

May 3, 2022

Date: Wednesday, May 18th Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CT Topic: Economics of running a recovery home Location: Zoom Meeting (link) click link to register in advance. Whether you are looking to learn something new or have experience to share, please join us for a lively discussion! One topic often avoided in recovery housing discussions is…

April 2022: Breaking free of the past: Expunction, Non Disclosure & More

April 3, 2022

Date: Wednesday, April 20th Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CT Topic: Breaking free of the past: Expunction, Non Disclosure & More  Location: Zoom Meeting (click here for link) Too often we hear of people in recovery struggling to find meaningful employment and safe housing due old involvement with the justice system. We are excited to have…

March 2022: Texas Votes Recovery!

March 3, 2022

Date: Wednesday, March 16th Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CT Topic: The mysteries of Voting (eligibility, registering and your impact) Location: Click here for session video Ever wonder how your vote makes a difference? Want to know more about voting eligibility and how to register? We will cover all of this and more! Including important dates…

Feb 2022: Advocating with Equity

February 3, 2022

Date: Wednesday, February 16th Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm CT Topic: Advocating with Equity Miss the session? Click here for the video! We are excited to have Dr. Ashley Stewart speak to us this month about how we can be sure to advocate with equity.   Dr. Ashley E. Stewart received her Ph.D. from The Ohio…