SB69 a bill requiring peer recovery support specialists and their supervisors to become certified in Nevada, is moving on to the Governor’s desk.

The legislative session is officially coming to an end. Recovery advocates had worked on a policy for the past six years which would require peer recovery support specialists in Nevada to obtain certification. In past sessions, several other policies had been proposed without the input of the peer recovery support specialist workforce or the people […]

Our Statement on Racial Injustices and Systemic Racism

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We recognize that we live in arduous times—the recovery community and our country. From COVID-19 to racism, the challenges we face today have underscored America’s long-standing disparities in healthcare, criminal justice, equality, employment, opportunity—and more. We wholeheartedly recognize that communities of color have historically been—and continue to be—disproportionately impacted by these systemic issues. Foundation for […]

Self-Advocacy

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Being child 5 of 8 children meant while growing up, if I wanted something I had to speak up and act in my own behalf. If I wanted seconds at dinner not only did I have to make my intentions clear, I had to eat faster than my siblings. When I wanted new clothing and […]

Believing in the Law, Believing in People.

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Reading the reference article took me back in thought to my first addiction related encounter with the law, I was charged with 30+ felonies and some various misdemeanors for burglarizing my Doctor’s office in a opioid driven panic after running out of pills. ( https://rjnews.is/2Jykn3 ) Police caught me after I went back in amid audible […]

Arming the gatekeepers with peer support principles.

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The FDA released a statement[*] recently and the URL is nearly as long and dry as the statement. I point this out because within the statement is the link to the “FDA’s Opioid Analgesic REMS Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain (January 2018)”…13 pages of […]

Pushback and Pushing Forward with the new language of Recovery.

I began my second career life in the Recovery field in 2011 at an inpatient treatment center when my recovery from substances was 20 months old and my recovery from destructive relationship patterns was even younger. I entered this field out of a desire to continue to help myself as I helped others. Those of […]

2018 Rally For Recovery Highlights

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