Niagara Gazette — When an individual is ready and willing to seek help for a substance abuse related problem and/or dependency the first step is admitting there is a problem. This is the first step in the road to recovery and indicates an individual’s willingness to change and find solutions. Those that have taken the first step by seeking out services/treatment have made the choice to lead a healthier lifestyle. This support will help them continue on the path of recovery. With Recovery Month upon us, it is a time to recognize and remember the hard work and dedication that comes from those making a conscious effort to live a healthier life, as well as individuals working in the field of treatment and recovery.
The Prevention and Education Department at Northpointe Council Inc. is committed to doing our part in increasing awareness on substance abuse within the community and recognizing those who have worked hard on seeking out help and are in recovery. As part of our efforts we will be hosting our 5th annual Recovery Picnic, in collaboration with Fellowship House, Inc. on Sept. 28. The picnic will be held at Oppenheim Park shelter 3L from noon to 4 p.m. and will include both AA and NA speakers throughout the event. This is a FREE family friendly event and we encourage those in recovery, those who support someone in recovery, and individuals who work in the field to attend, celebrate and enjoy!
For more information on this community event or for more information on the services Northpointe Council Inc. offers please call 282-1228 or access our website at: www.northpointecouncil.org.Teresa Cansdale is a prevention specialist at Northpointe Council, Inc.