"Faces & Voices of Recovery" Training Scheduled for August 10
July 22, 2016

Ellsworth. - Healthy Acadia’s Drug Free Communities Initiative is excited to invite members of the recovery community to participate in “Faces & Voices of Recovery,” a messaging training to be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Your Place, Inc., 8 Old Mill Road, Ellsworth, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Doors will open at 5:00pm and light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring a dish to share with others. Suggested donation for the workshop is $10 per person.

Participants will learn about the power of messaging, how to share their recovery story with others, and how to use recovery messages in all parts of life, including representing the organized recovery community in the media and other public places. Andrew Kiezulas, student recovery liaison for the University of Southern Maine and a trainer with the national Young People in Recovery (YPR) program, will facilitate the training session. Community-led and locally based YPR chapters support young people in or seeking recovery by empowering them to obtain stable employment and secure, suitable housing, and to explore continuing education. Chapters also advocate on the local and state levels for better accessibility of these services and other effective recovery resources. Andrew was instrumental in the recent launch of the Bangor Area Recovery Network (BARN), a YPR chapter based in Brewer, and he provides ongoing coordination and support for the program.

Healthy Acadia’s Drug Free Communities Initiative is offering the August 10 training in collaboration with Your Place, Inc. as part of efforts to build a network of community volunteers of all ages who are willing to share their recovery stories and keys to their success. The recovery messaging tools at the core of “Faces and Voices of Recovery” have been employed by community organizations nationwide to help those in recovery communicate their story with a purpose.
For more information about this training opportunity, or to learn more about local substance misuse prevention, education and recovery initiatives, contact Denise Black at Healthy Acadia: denise@healthyacadia.org, or 667-7171.