Be an Advocate for Mothers in Recovery: What you can do to support mothers and their children.
A New PATH: Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing A New PATH works to reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness through education and compassionate support, and to advocate for therapeutic rather than punitive drug policies. Does overdose prevention and naloxone trainings.
Host a screening party of On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery for your friends and family and share what you’ve learned. Encourage the group to think of ways to support teen parents and mothers in recovery in your schools, churches and neighborhoods. Work with a treatment program, faith-based or recovery support group to host a community screening of the film. Screen the film for Drug Court Judges and law enforcement training. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase the DVD and Study Guide.
Support childcare for mothers with young children in local recovery support groups. If you are a practicing, fee-for-service recovery specialist or support practitioner, take on at least one pro bono client a year. This small contribution can make a big difference.
Provide employment opportunities to local teens, women and men in recovery. Peer recovery is an important part of recovery support, which helps individuals and families reinforce and strengthen long-term recovery. Peer recovery support often works in tandem with treatment and mutual aid support and addresses a broad range of recovery needs, strengths, and options.
Make a financial contribution to a non-profit organization that works with pregnant and parenting mothers in recovery. Donate to the national outreach Be an Advocate for Mothers in Recovery Campaign.
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