Upcoming Recovery Events, Trainings and additional information
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Self Care is Non-negotiable
Hello Recovery Warriors and Pioneers,
   Seacoast Public Health Network has put together a Seacoast Area Resource Guide. It's pretty darn helpful! You can find the downloadable version right HERE. Thanks Olivia!
     Many of you have heard about the most unfortunate happenings with the Serenity Place in Manchester. For more information you can read this article from NHPR by clicking HERE.
     Here's something interesting: Opioid Movie Extras Needed:
We need about 1000 extra's to be in a Wahlberg Foundation film about Opioid recovery. This is the only scheduled New Hampshire day/time location so a firm commitment is necessary. We are looking for ALL ages - kids, mom's/dad's, grandparents, etc. This invitation is open to everyone, so please feel free to tell your friends and family. Check out the event on facebook at
Rochester Community Recovery CenterCongratulations to the 2nd RCA Graduating Class of 2018! Hosted by Rochester Community Recovery Center, Rochester, NH; we welcome 15 new warriors. Happy to see a combination of health care workers, friends and allies, and folks in recovery. Thank you and Welcome!
Newsworthy News - Lots going on for 2018 and it's still January
Currier Art Gallery Launches Program to Support Parents:
The Currier Museum in Manchester is launching a first-of-its-kind arts program to help parents whose children suffer from substance abuse. This appears to be an art therapy type support group (but I may be wrong - so you have to check it out). Read HERE for the full article.
Save the Date - Women Recover! Conference; April 11th, 2018. Four Points Sheraton, Norwood, MA. Downloadable Flyer Here.
New Syringe Program in Nashua - A partnership in Nashua has produced a Syringe Services Program that will launch February 1, 2018. SSANA(Syringe Services Alliance for the Nashua Area) includes champions from the Nashua Division of Public Health, the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, Revive Recovery Center, and Rivier University. SSANA seeks volunteers to help deliver services on an outreach basis in Greater Nashua. Please contact Wendy LeBlanc for more information on training and volunteering, and please spread the word!, 603-595-8464 ext. 15
Free Webinar: Re-Entry, HIV Linkage, and Overdose Prevention
A person’s risk of HIV transmission and overdose increase upon their release from prison or jail. As service providers, what can you do to help meet the needs of people who are recently incarcerated, link them to HIV care, and prevent overdose? Join us on February 16 at 1pm ET to learn about the Project Start + intervention and successful approaches to supporting linkage to care and overdose prevention for people returning to the community after incarceration. Speakers will discuss their programs, lessons learned, and share best practices to mitigate barriers faced by recently incarcerated people. Register here.

Drug-Free NH Releases Prevention Guide - The guide offers specific tips to parents about how to talk to their children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, provides examples of ways to open dialog, and discusses the importance of consistent rules.
Download the new guide or visit the organization's website today to learn more.

New York Releases New Documentary on Stimga - The New York Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services' new documentary, “Reversing the Stigma” highlights the work being done in that state to address substance use disorders. The documentary profiles several individuals in various stages of recovery, who share their personal stories. Watch the free one hour Documentary free HERE.
Bureau or Drug & Alcohol January Newsletter - information you don't want to miss out on. Click Here.
Read Hope for NH Recovery January Newsletter Here.
If you have a newsletter and would like the link promoted in this newsletter, please reach out to me, let me know where I can find the link each month, or send it to me. at I can only put links to your archive - not an entire newsletter.
Did you know there's such a thing as GAM-ANON?
A support group structure for family members of those suffering from gambling addiction. For support or more information visit their website at

Oila! NH Addiciton Family Support GroupsHere's the most updated Statewide Family Support Group Meeting List - CLICK HERE.

Looking Forward - Upcoming Trainings
Recovery Coach Academy - Monday, March 19th thru Friday, March. 23rd, 2018; Location, Whitefield, NH; Whitefield Physician Office Center, 8 Clover Lane, Whitefield, NH 03598. Five days; 8:30am - 4:00pm. Must attend all five days - no exceptions. Space is limited! Receive 30 CEs. Click HERE for registration and information.

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches - A two day training providing 12 hours of CEs towards CRSW credential. To be held at Keene Serenity Center from 9-4:30 each day. Click HERE for registration and information.

 HIV/AIDS for Recovery Support Workers - Friday, March 2nd, 2018; Dover Police Dept. Chestnut Street, Dover, NH. This training provides 6 CEs towards CRSW credential. Space is limited. Click HERE for registration and information.

HIV/AIDS for Recovery Support Workers - Friday March 9, 2018; Keene Serenity Center, Keene, NH. This training provides 6 CEs towards CRSW credential. Space is limited. Click HERE for registration and information.

Suicide Prevention- NAMI Connect - April 10th, 2018; Six Hours CEs; Sponsored by Granite Pathways, Hosted by NHADACA @ White Mountain Community College, 2020 Riverside Drive, Berlin, NH 03570. For more information and registration visit HERE.
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Certified Recovery Support Worker Exam Study Group
  IC & RC ExamAre you getting ready to take the CRSW exam soon? Cool! Safe Harbor Recovery Center will be hosting a CRSW Exam study group hosted by recent test taker and Volunteer & Program Coordinator for Safe Harbor Recovery Center,  Angela Whiting. Beginning  Jan. 8th and running every Monday in January from 9am -10am everyone is invited to participate in this study group and is free to all that attend. Spread the word. For more information contact Safe Harbor Recovery Center at 603.570.9444.
Download study guides for Exam Prep at

Addition & Recovery Training in NHNH DHHS Bureau of Drug & Alcohol announces their 2018 schedule for:
Initial Training on Addiction Recovery and Families & Addiction. Two informative trainings that offer appropriate learning and information for anyone who has anything to do with recovery or someone in recovery. The trainings are offered 4 times per year. Please visit this LINK for more information and registration.

NEW: The Reconciliation Circle at Keene Serenity Center: Reconciliation circles offer a nonjudgmental way to be aware of our impact, take responsibility for our attitudes and actions, recognize our interconnectedness, develop meaningful amends by listening deeply and compassionately. Read More by DOWNLOADING the flyer. For more information email:
Motivational Interviewing for Peers & Family MembersNEW: Hey there...are you looking to polish your communication skills for more effective results? Great! I've created a strong and interactive six hour Motivational Interviewing training, designed for Recovery Coaches; this training can be beneficial for many other professionals such as nurses, law enforcement, school counselors, family members and others. I can also adapt the training to fewer hours to meet your needs. Please inquire about how this effective communication technique can be beneficial to your group or on Facebook at
Growing your branches
Continue your education with these online resources - many are free - some are nominal charges.
I caution you though, this info can be overwhelming. Pace yourselves, and always put your recovery first!
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