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Getting people into long-term recovery

Mon September 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Getting people into long-term recovery

Mon September 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Here’s a description of the program from the host, Jake Niesen.

Problem: Getting people into long-term recovery

• Our voices as people in recovery aren’t being heard in the community enough
So much in the treatment community is focused on degrees and certificates and it can limit the voices from people in recovery with real-life experiences.
It’s a hard topic because in no way do I want to minimize the efforts by others in the treatment community.
• Sometimes people in recovery who have found long -term sobriety have the silo mentality. This mentality is a biased opinion on the “best” way to recover from substance use disorder. Recovery isn’t a one size fits all. It can take different approaches and different treatment methodologies. This is a struggle that I encounter often. I provide a very specific sober living option and have been told that I raise the stigma by not allowing people to be on Suboxone or Methadone. The reason I have this specific program is because it works for select people who have tried maintenance medications and they either abused the medication by taking too much or even sold the medications.
• The stigma of substance use disorder! The reaction some people have towards people struggling with addiction is appalling. “Just let them die! They choose to do drugs!” If my life wasn’t saved by Narcan, I wouldn’t be in the position I am in to help others struggling. It’s hard to search for help when people suffering from substance use are looked down on in this hateful way. Nobody wants to look weak and inadequate and that’s our culture today; to discriminate and stigmatize others.

Solution: My belief for this solution is connection and empathy. Systemically, the recovery community needs to rise up and make our voices heard. This not only shows that its possible for people to recover but it also reduces the stigma by the sheer number of people in numbers we will have power. Also, I think deferred prosecution after conviction is important in not labeling people as a criminal for the rest of their life. For me, it seemed very hard to find resources in recovery. There was only one treatment option for me because of my insurance and very little information on available options for aftercare. I believe insurance should provide out of network coverage for treatment. This will broaden treatment options so the individual can choose what kind of treatment they would like.

Envision: Brief history of mine and Lesean’s life with substance use disorder and where we are at now.

https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Portage/SteppingOnStigma

http://www.just-listen.org/

https://www.satorihouse.org/

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WI United States

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