At long last, we have gained access to our new location after a few late rounds of this, that, and the other thing. Steve Patterson has already began seeing his people in the new space, and next week we will begin groups. We will have a SMART Recovery meeting though we have not nailed down the day, and it could possible be moved as the next several weeks are action packed.
Either way, check our Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/smartrecoveryathens ) for timely updates. Additionally, we are looking into having an email collection page at the meeting for folks who would like to be notified in case of any changes to a meeting.
Recovery Cafe will be moving to a new location in Athens in November, 2017, and, while there will be more on this in the coming days and weeks, here are a new changes and additions to what we offer to the community.
This is my shout out to Steve Patterson, recently Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, SBRIT [Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs] Provider and Smart Recovery Facilitator (www.smartrecovery.org). Why am I shouting this out? Well, Steve has been working his (oh, you know) off for the past year studying, practicing, networking and taking test to attain these milestones in his passionate quest to assist others in our small spot on the planet to reduce their risk related to the use of alcohol and drugs.
This has been NO small task. As a result, Recovery Cafe (and others to be announced here later) clients will benefit from the knowledge, skills and techniques Steve has acquired to help individuals make healthier choices related to their alcohol and drug use. We are proud to have such a hard working, compassionate man around to partner up with our clients in ways that are likely to be helpful in their determining what they are going to do to live healthier and more content lives.
Peace, Goodness and Wellness
As the title reads, welcome to the new home of the Recovery Café on the Internet. We have the basics up at this point, though there are a few other pages yet to “go live”, and we are linking up to social media, etc., this week to help get the word out that we are (still) here to listen.
I have known Larry Walton for several years now, have spent a little over a year working for him as a Recovery Coach, and have benefited greatly in his 30-plus years in the field. Now, we are beginning another chapter together with the intention to provide whatever is needed for individuals or families in dealing with substance use issues.
You can click around the site and see the gamut of offerings from the Recovery Café, and remember the site is not fully fleshed out yet with group details and some other small things, but if you or someone you know might find us of value, please let them know we are here.
Okay, time to come clean, this is a blog entry to show Larry what one looks like in hopes he will fire up his fingers and post one!
I have had the privilege to witness the lives of many individuals during the past forty years of practice. My path has had many forks which have challenged me in some of the ways I have experienced in those with whom I have worked. Exploring these forks has helped me understand more accurately the people with whom I work.