Today on Richmond Recovers, Richard S. hosts a group of peers talking about the process of recovery.
On today’s show we visit the University of Reykjavik and learn about Planet Youth, a program designed to change communities to facilitate youth growing up drug free.
We then visit the McShin Foundation to learn how they are supporting youth in recovery here in Richmond. We end with Peer 2 Ear with Sammy Styles, the peer in recovery perspective.
Today’s show features a group of men in recovery from addiction. They talk about how perceptions of masculinity impact their recovery.
Today Carol talks with Todd Stonnell and Andrea Shipley of Williamsville Wellness Center about art therapy and mindfulness therapies with those recovering from addictive disorders.
Today’s show focuses on substance use and addiction. Carol interviews Stas Novitsky. Program Manager for the McShin Foundation about new programs and what amendments the Foundation is supporting in this year’s legislative calendar. This is a special show this week as we are broadcasting the McShin Foundation’s new podcast series they will be producing at their center. The show ends with upcoming events at local recovery centers and behavioral health authority’s focused on substance abuse recovery.
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Emily Westerholm guest hosts today show on women in recovery about their path to healing and a healthy life. Ariel and Honesty share their stories, how they got engaged in recovery and what recovery options are out there for women.
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Today’s show focuses on Recovery Month. Guests include Storefront for Community Design and the Middle of Broad studios and their project with the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority; a peer talking about recovery from Bipolar Disorder; Amanda Long from NAMI and peer recovery specialists talking about the peer to peer recovery movement.
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Mental and/or substance use disorders affect all communities nationwide, but with commitment and support, people with these disorders can achieve healthy lifestyles and lead rewarding lives in recovery. By seeking help, people who experience mental and/or substance use disorders can embark on a new path toward improved health and overall wellness. The focus of National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) this September is to celebrate their journey. Recovery Month spreads the message that behavioral health is essential to health and one’s overall wellness, and that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.
The impact of mental and/or substance use disorders is apparent in our local community, and an estimated 6.8 out of 100,000 people in Virginia suffering from drug overdose fatalities. According to the 2013 National
Survey on Drug Use and Health, 22.7 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem (8.6 percent of people aged 12 or older). Of these, 2.5 million (10.9 percent of those who needed treatment) received treatment at a specialty facility. Also in 2013, out of the 43.8 million Americans aged 18 or older who had any mental illness in the past year, 19.6 million (44.7 percent of those with any mental illness) received mental health services in the past year. Through Recovery Month, people become more aware and able to recognize the signs of mental and/or substance use disorders, which can lead more people into needed treatment. Managing the effects of these conditions can help people achieve healthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally.
The Recovery Month observance continues to work to improve the lives of those affected by mental and/or
substance use disorders by raising awareness of these diseases and educating communities about the prevention,
treatment, and recovery resources that are available.
For a listing of resources near you – click here
For a list of events during Recovery Month – click here
On today’s show, John O’Bannon, Delegate from Henrico County and John Shinholser from the McShin Foundation talk about upcoming bills for substance abuse services and Naloxone in the Virginia general assembly.
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Henrico Mental Health and Developmental Services.