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No doctors, no police or prosecutors, no experts...just real people who have been affected by opioid addiction. Join us for a special WHMP Community Forum. Join us at the Parlor Room in Northamton, or listen to the live broadcast on WHMP 96.9FM or online at WHMP.com. Re-broadcast Thursday 1/25 from 7-9 a.m.
We've put together a great panel, with Khadijah Tuitt, Kali Baba McConnell, Deb Wyand & Henry Brown, who's son Patrick, 28, died from a heroin overdose in 2016. Henry, who wrote a courageous column in the Gazette after Pat's death, is the inspiration for this forum & gave people like me, who've come perilously CLOSE to losing a child to this scourge, the guts to come out & get real.
The New York Times, November 4, 2017
NRC Celebrates One Year Anniversary!
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HOPE, REMEMBRANCE and RECOVERY, June 15, 2017
Sam, Bob and Lynn at the Candlelight Vigil, First Churches Thursday night, a memorium for those lost to opioid overdose death. Very dynamic speakers there, proponents of ending the shame, isolation and stigma those challenged with substance use feel; proponents of safe injection sites, and invitations to all to visit the NRC.
See editorial in Gazette about two recent articles: the challenges that a family faces when there are terrifying challenges with substance use, mom Jill Panto presented on May 22 at the NRC about SOAAR (Speaking Out About Addiction & Recovery), the organization she co-created in Belchertown and the second about Craig Stevens, owner of LandScapes, a Northampton design and build business. Sober now for nearly 17 years, Stevens hires mostly those recovering from drug addiction. He recently rented out the Academy of Music in downtown Northampton and screened the film "Generation Found".
By LYNN FERRO
For the Daily Hampshire Gazette
It all started when...
Listen to Northampton Recovery Center members talk about where they've been, and how far they've come. The NRC is a significant resource in their lives. Interim Director, Lynn Ferro gives the background and current status of the Center. Interview held April 5, 2017.
To listen to the podcast, see link below:
"Finally an approach to addiction and alcoholism that not only is supportive while offering valuable tools for my recovery, most importantly serves as a bridge into the local community."
– Ebon Graves