Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – July 1st Week

New Addiction Recovery Center in McKenzie County Brings Much Needed Service to Northwestern North Dakota

MCKENZIE COUNTY, N.D. – The Summit Silver Creek Center is a former man camp that has been transformed into a place where those struggling with addiction can find help. It feels really good (to be open). We’re getting really good feedback and I think the residents are very comfortable, very happy, and glad to be here,” said Executive Director Brenda Owen. (kfyrtv.com)

It’s time for the Church to step up and address addiction and trauma Opinion

I am a woman in addiction recovery and a survivor of sexual violence. I know firsthand the stigma and shame surrounding these issues. I’ve also worked for almost two decades walking alongside those who struggle with similar issues and know the pain that stigmatization brings. Sadly, I am not alone.(tennessean.com)

Sweat with Pride’ event in Boca Raton promoting addiction recovery within LGBTQ community

BOCA RATON, Fla. — An event this weekend is aimed at helping the LGBTQ and recovery community. Two men from Boca Raton are hosting the fundraiser, which is centered around inclusion in the fitness community. FTX Wellness and Performance will host an event called “Sweat with Pride” in Boca Raton on Sunday. (wptv.com)

So long, happy hour? How workplace culture can better support employees fighting addiction

As the volume has been turned up on conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, the primary topics have involved race, gender, age and disability. But those discussions are now being broadened to include addiction and teetotalism, adding another important consideration for leaders shaping DEI strategies. It’s an issue that’s hidden in plain sight. More than 70% of an estimated 22.4 million illicit drug users and nearly 80% of 41.2 million binge drinkers are part of the U.S. workforce, according to the latest federal government research on this topic.

Jim Wahlberg opens up on addiction, recovery and the opioid crisis

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — It’s a famous last name. You’ve probably heard of the Wahlbergs. Jim Wahlberg is one of the older brothers of Mark and Donnie Wahlberg. He’s been featured on their reality show “Wahlburgers.” Jim battled addiction starting when he was just a kid. He’s now the executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. It focuses on helping inner-city youth succeed. KSN’s Bret Buganski spoke to Jim one-on-one about what drives him to help people overcome addiction.

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