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Happy a great weekend, CHOW Community!

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“Nurturing yourself is not selfish—it’s essential to your survival and your well–being.”

— Renee Peterson Trudeau

Our wish for you this weekend that you have the time and energy to do something rad for yourself to recharge your mental and physical batteries for the week ahead!

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CHOW Community! 

CHOW is looking for volunteers! 

Do you have a heart for service? 

Do you want to support the service industry? 

Are you passionate about wellness and recovery for industry professionals? 

Check out the bullets below to see if you’re a good fit for these positions! 

Event Planning Committee – Part Time, Volunteer Positions

We are creating an event planning committee to help CHOW host a fundraising event next year, 2022. We have an event coordinator hired to do the heavy lifting. We need your creativity and connections! We already have some ideas but need volunteers who are passionate about changing mental health and substance abuse in the hospitality industry to help. 

The ideal candidates for membership on this committee will be some of the following:

💚 Friendly and outgoing

💚 Have the unique ability to not give up after four people say ‘no’ because they recognize that the next person they talk to may solve all of their problems!

💚 Creative, fun and possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written.Know how to ask for stuff…and get it for free! Not any easy task per se, but in this job a little charm goes a long way!

One person can’t do it all. If a few of these bullet points describe you, please apply! 

Education Committee – Part Time, Volunteer Positions

CHOW is seeking volunteers to serve on an education committee to help CHOW create a manual for wellness and review our mental health Amuse course.

The ideal candidates will possess one or all of the following:

💚 Lived experience with mental health or recovery 

💚 Work experience in hospitality/restaurants

💚 Recognizes all pathways to recovery, i.e., harm reduction

💚 Find joy in learning and/or teaching

💚 Respect for evidence based practices set forth by SAMHSA/ Mental Health America, etc.

💚 Passion for creating mental health, wellness, and recovery friendly workplaces

💚 Actively desire to  participate in brainstorming discussions; expresses ideas and feedback

💚 Good content review/editing skills

If any of these bullet points describe you, please apply to join CHOW’s education committee. 

✅ Email erin@chowco.org for more information! 

upcoming CHOW meetings

CHOW folks, don’t forget that ALL our meetings are HYBRID NOW!

To respect everyone’s comfort level and create an inclusive space, all of our in person meetings will now be LIVE on ZOOM as well. That means you can attend ANY weekly meeting from the comfort of your home!

Visit http://www.chowco.org/meetings and you will see TWO links per location.

See you soon!

overdose deaths hit a historic high in 2020

In this article by PBS, we see the staggering statistics behind what we recognize as a drug epidemic in the United States. “From April 2020 to April 2021, more than 100,000 people in the United States fatally overdosed on drugs – the single highest recorded death toll during a 12-month period. In the 2020 calendar year, nearly 92,000 people died, and the rate of fatal drug overdoses accelerated by 31 percent compared to the previous year, according to recent data from the National Center for Health Statistics within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”.

Read the article at: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/overdose-deaths-hit-a-historic-high-in-2020-frustrated-experts-say-these-strategies-could-save-lives

recovery support resources

Springs Recovery Connection

Springs Recovery Connection’s CRAFT Support Program is for family members and friends concerned about someone close to them who lives with a substance use disorder.  The Community Reinforcement and Family Training approach (CRAFT) is an evidence-based, compassionate, and effective approach for engaging a reluctant loved one into treatment.  Family members learn strategies to take care of themselves while also increasing the motivation for positive change in their love ones.

Springs Recovery Connection provides a CRAFT Family Support Group as a program for family members and friends.  A workbook is available to all CRAFT participants and gives specific instruction for the evidence-based CRAFT model following the  “Get Your Loved One Sober” book by Dr. Robert Meyers.

CRAFT at Springs Recovery Connection:

CRAFT Family Group Tuesday 5:00pm – 6:15pm Contact: Rebecca C.| 719-209-7691| Meets at Voces Unidas (Spanish) 

CRAFT Family Group Wednesday 12:00pm – 1:00pm Contact: Angie N. | 719-377-2161 / Meets on Zoom  

CRAFT Family Group Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:45 pm Contact: Anna | 719-301-5458 / Meets at Walls Counseling

CRAFT Family Group Thursday 10:00am – 11:30am Contact: Rebecca C. | 719-209-7691| Meets on Zoom (Spanish) 

CRAFT Family Group Thursday 5:30pm – 6:45pm Contact: Angie N. | 719-377-2161 | Meets at SRC 

For more information, visit https://srchope.org/family-support/#

Have a rad weekend!