Fourth community forum focuses on addiction and recovery
Peer Recovery Support Specialists share expertise
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Marietta Municipal Court’s main courtroom was filled with nearly 50 attendees Wednesday for the fourth community forum concerning addiction and recovery over the last year.
This forum’s topic: Peer Recovery Support.
“Recovery has many steps,” said Municipal Court Judge Janet Dyar Welch as she opened the forum. “And we could pat ourselves on the back for the number of people we’ve convinced to go into residential treatment but how many would fail when they’d come out… The key we realized we might be missing was the follow-up.”
Welch said follow-up though had to come in a form that’s more relatable and attainable rather than authoritative like the roles of probation officers and the legal system.
She emphasized the need for lived experience, to break through the barriers and double talk those in spirals of addiction use.View Full Article