Fire ceremony a success despite the sprinkles

Last Thursday at our support group meeting, Tim Walsh of Adventure Recovery shared his personal story of how adventure, nature and fire are integral to his recovery and personal growth. With the help of his colleague Josh Flaherty, our parents participated in a fire ceremony, to 1) cast out what isn’t working, and 2) give hope and promise for the …

3rd Annual Vigil will be September 5th, 7PM in downtown New Canaan

I am excited that the 3rd Annual Addiction Awareness Vigil will take place AFTER Labor Day, on September 5th in downtown New Canaan. Starting at 6:15PM, enjoy music by Scott Troyer & Friends along with access to Resources and our Hope & Remembrance Wall. Starting at 7PM, listen to testimonials from both parents and loved ones in recovery from addiction. …

Article: mostly sober is a trend

There was an interesting article in the NY Times, about “mostly sober” or “sober curious” being a trend. Makes me wonder if our community would be up for a Sober October or Dry January?

Thanks to New Canaan Community Foundation

I’m grateful for the support from the people of New Canaan Community Foundation, including Sharon, Lauren, Carolyn, Jennifer and Nicole. Just received great news this week that our partnership–which includes grants and fiscal sponsorship–is even STRONGER. See you at our September 5th Community Addiction Awareness Vigil. #helpingeachothertoheal

Day at Capitol a success

Great day today in the busy Hartford State Capitol building as the Embrace the Facts team met with legislators. We discussed marijuana’s key risks (addiction, impaired driving, psychosis, and developing brain) at every opportunity. Special thanks to Representatives Lucy Dathan and Tom O’Dea for introducing us on the House Floor, and for State Senator Alex Bergstein meeting with us. Hope …

Important community events in April-May including CMC Parent Workshop

During April and early May, there are a number of important local educational events on addiction and drug misuse topics.   One to highlight is the CMC Foundation’s Parent & Family Training Workshop taking place on Saturday, May 4th, 9AM at the Greenwich Audubon Center.  Jeff Foote and Carrie Wilkens, Co-Founders of CMC (Center for Motivation & Change) and Co-Authors of Beyond …

4 Meetings coming up discussing facts about marijuana

Following our Kevin Sabet presentation, it’s gratifying to know others are hosting events where scientific and medical facts about marijuana are highlighted. #debunkingthemyths • Wednesday, April 24 at 7-9PM: What About Weed? A Discussion about Marijuana.  Kevin Hill, MD, Harvard and Alecia Dager, MD, Yale.  Host, Darien YWCA.• Friday, April 26, 9AM-1:30PM: Cannabinoid Use: Myths, Facts & Implications.  Primarily focused on medical …

April 10th Pathway Session with Julia Latimer

Grateful to have Julia Latimer, treatment placement specialist, present last evening at the Y. With people like Julia helping, there are multiple pathways to recovery. #multiplepathwaystorecovery