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Sunday, October 16
12:30 to 3:30 pm

Putnam Park, Peterborough, NH

Grand Monadnock Rotary Club  sponsored its fourth annual Community Recovery Fair and Community Walk for Recovery.
 
Join us and help destigmatize the ways communities think about Substance Use Disorder, viewing SUD as the disease it is, not simply a criminal justice problem.
 
The public should know that recovery from Substance Use Disorders (SUD) is possible and happens all the time. In fact, 10% of the public reports having had substance misuse issues in the past that they have overcome to rejoin the mainstream as fruitful members of society. Nearly as many still suffer from SUD, an illness of the body, mind and soul that can be treated with care and support.
 
This year’s focus was “Reach Out and Help Someone!”. Our three keynote speakers advised people on how they could approach others with Substance Use Disorders in effective and supportive ways:
 
The first speaker, Sarah Desaulniers from Reality Check, is a specialist in prevention and recovery that works in the schools and will talk about how parents can work with their teens and young adults.
 
The second speaker, Megan Zehr from Keene Serenity Center, is a professional recovery coach and also works with people with addictions in the jails.
 
The third speaker, Anena Hansen with Reality Check, directs programs for workplace support for staff with SUD to help people with problems while still in the workplace. In addition to the speakers, ten regional agencies involved in all stages of recovery from intake and direction to counseling to ongoing support and reintegration of people in recovery were on hand to meet the public, answer questions about recovery support in the Monadnock Region, and offer advice for appropriate levels of service for those suffering from Substance Use Disorders.
 
 join us or consider making an online donation to the Grand Monadnock Rotary Charitable Fund at https://grandmonadnockrotary.org/donate to support this effort.
 
On behalf of the Grand Monadnock Rotary, thanks!
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49 Vose Farm Rd, Ste 110
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