F I Community Housing will hold its first “Recovery Raffle” on Feb. 24 to raise funds for its newest facility located in Norwalk.
The Huron County Peer Recovery Community Center, which officially opened Dec. 1, has been a beacon of hope for a four-county area. The center offers a variety of services all designed to meet the needs of anyone experiencing the effects of drug and alcohol addiction.
Estes said his academy is providing free tuition for a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (NCRC) and a Nationally Certified Intervention Professional (NCIP) training as a donation to F I Community Housing of Akron. The Interventionist training provides the step-by-step strategies and methods to successfully help people get into rehab or detox, allowing them the opportunity to turn their lives around. The Recovery Coach training focuses on strategies to help those who are on a path to addiction recovery, stay on that path and find success.
“Our current system of addiction and substance-abuse treatment does not always work and professional coaches and interventionists are needed more than ever,” Estes said.
“The rate of drug overdoses is astonishing, and the alcoholism rate continues to climb as well. A carefully executed Intervention followed by effective Coaching has been proven to work where traditional methods often fail.”
Established in 1995, F I Community Housing is Ohio’s oldest and largest long-term treatment provider. Since inception, F I has partnered with many individuals and agencies to provide Recovery Support Services to over 18,000 men, women, and children, and helped to establish similar organizations across the country.
F I Community Housing hopes to use funds earned from Dr. Estes’ donation of the two course scholarships to aid in this important fundraising event.
The nation’s opioid crisis reached new proportions in 2017, with provisional data revealing that there were 17 percent more deaths from drug overdoses between May 2016 and May 2017, compared to the previous year.
The U.S. News & World Report recently posted, “Though the epidemic has grown over the past few years, it reached new heights this year, forcing federal and state governments to take immediate action. In October, President Donald Trump declared a public health emergency over the crisis. Earlier in 2017, the governors of Alaska, Arizona, Florida, and Maryland issued a public health emergency. Massachusetts was the first state to declare the epidemic an emergency in 2014, followed by Virginia in 2016.”
With the government’s proposed tax cuts and an unclear future for Obamacare, many are wondering how the crisis will look in the coming year, and whether Trump will reveal a more detailed plan to combat it.
As Trump and the states who declared a public health emergency work on coming up with a plan, Dr. Estes is trying to do her part by giving those on the front lines of this crisis valuable skills to help prevent and reduce the chances of overdose or repeat overdose, which is often the case.
Nearly 150 people are succumbing to overdose every day in the United States right now, with some areas of the country seeing hundreds of calls daily for heroin overdose.
Dr. Estes has a goal: to get as many professionally trained recovery coaches and interventionists out there as possible. Structured, professional help from trained and certified addiction recovery coaches and interventionists can often be the difference between life and death.
When asked why she was offering the two scholarships for the F I Community Housing staff, Dr. Estes asserted, “These are the people who are right in the thick of it, the folks who see this, live in the middle of this drug epidemic. They have the power to instantly save someone’s life and change the course of history by tapping into some basic, but powerful skills.”
The Addictions Academy has been offering a wide-ranging assortment of advanced training for years in an on-going effort to counteract the growing addiction problem. The Academy has program graduates in 22 countries helping address the addiction problem worldwide.
Find out more about the Nationally Certified Recovery Coach and Nationally Certified Professional Interventionist courses at http://theaddictionsacademy.com.
To learn more about F I Community Housing and their resources, go to http://www.ficommunityhousing.org.
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