The City of Medford Board of Health Department and the Office of Prevention and Outreach has launched an initiative, Recovering in Medford, which will offer a series of events to help provide knowledge, information and guidance for those struggling with addiction, individuals who need support as well as family and friends.
The first event will take place at Medford City Hall this Wednesday, January 10th at 6:00 pm. Recovering in Medford has invited The Phoenix to a community education forum and all are welcome to join.
The Phoenix is a national nonprofit that creates an active sober community by offering free fitness programming (including indoor rock climbing, yoga, cross-fit, kick boxing, and tai chi) for anyone with at least 48 hours substance-free.
This nonprofit aims to shatter stigma from the inside out by helping mentor individuals to establish their sober identities and imaging new possibilities for their lives. The goal of the Phoenix is to help as many people as possible and find a clear path to recovery. At this event, they will share how and why this model works to support individuals’ recovery, minimize the long-term effects of substance use, and bridge gaps in the community that addiction can create.
“The Office of Prevention and Outreach in conjunction with our Recovery Coach continue to provide the community with strong programming, such as this series, and educational resources that support those struggling within our community and beyond,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Burke. “We will remain vigilant in the fight across the Commonwealth to encourage those who need us, offer assistance when we can and continue to provide necessary tools toward overcoming addiction.”
Don’t miss a chance to come and learn more about The Phoenix, who they are, what they do, and how they can help. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!
You may RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/medfordrecovery
Source: City of Medford1
Original Post URL: http://www.medfordma.org/2018/01/09/recovering-in-medford-an-initiative-launched-by-the-office-of-prevention-outreach/