Community Resources and Recovery Supports

Recovery is a "process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential" (SAMHSA). According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the four aspects that support recovery include: 

1. Health - the individual can manage the disease or its symptoms and make healthy, informed choices.

2. Home - the living environment is safe and stable.

3. Purpose - the individual can participate in society in a meaningful, purposeful way.

4. Community - social relationships provide support, friendship, love, and hope. 

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NarAnon

This is a 12-step program for community members, families, and friends of those struggling with drug addiction. Offering in-person and virtual meetings. Click the icon for more information. 

Meetings and Readings

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AL-ANON

This a 12-step program for community members, families, and friends of those struggling with alcohol addiction. Offering in-person and virtual meetings. Click the icon for more information. 

Community and Family Resources from SAMHSA can be found here

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What's Happening in NC?
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Learn more about North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan.  Since the plan was launched in 2017, opioid dispensing has decreased by 34%. The state has received more than $70 million in federal funding, which has provided treatment for over 21,000 people. 

References

  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Recovery and Recovery Support. Updated April 2020. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/recovery

  2. NCDHHS. North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan. PowerPoint  https://www.ncdhhs.gov/media/12528/download?attachment