CELEBRATING VOICES OF RECOVERY: “VICTIMS OF DRUG ABUSE.” by TERENCE MORRIS, AUTHOR & FOUNDER, PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION. OCT. 20, 2018. 2:59 P.M.
I want to commend everyone that has made it through another challenging point in their lives. A point of feeling lost; gone; tried and tested. Often that blank stare at the floor or the wall….just angry and confused, thinking NOTHING right now is going to make this situation better. NOTHING. Yelling at the TOP OF YOUR LUNGS Inside!
Recognition of recovery successes with OTHERS, increases awareness and understanding, of mental and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. VOICES OF RECOVERY celebrates individuals living their lives in recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support services that make it possible.
PACE TULSA NETWORK participants know we like to establish meaningful relationships with OTHERS, to reveal similarities and commonality. We want to TALK About what the real issues are that are affecting our lives both positively and negatively. I want to grow in an understanding with each of you and I expect the same respect. Let’s talk a little more about Recovery Focus.
According to the Tulsa Equality Indicators, “Measuring change toward Greater Equality in Tulsa,” recovery focuses on Urban Communities, Health Care Providers, Members of the Media, and Policymakers; highlighting the various entities that support recovery within our society. Persons with mental and substance use disorders share a common theme of Social Disparity that is related to Economic Opportunity. Economic opportunity is reflective of how disadvantaged groups experience issues like poverty, career choices and workplace advancement. When Tulsans face economic hardship, often their financial stability is negatively impacted. Intractable, long-standing circumstances make social equity and upward economic mobility difficult to achieve. Generational lag can develop and pass along the burden, further entrenching systemic poverty. Progress towards equality stalls when economic opportunity diminishes. Disadvantaged groups often face issues of safety and violence at higher rates than others in the community. Children in Tulsa County experience abuse and neglect at higher rates than the national average. Additionally, there are racial disparities in homicide victimization and large disparities by region of the city in Domestic Violence Intervention Service (DVIS) calls.
Voices for Recovery is an Investment in Health, Homes, Community Centers and Transportation that explores how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose, and leadership contributes to effective treatments that sustain recovery.
The 2018 observance also aims to increase awareness and encourages audiences to take advantage of the increased dialogue around the nation’s behavioral health needs and the increased emphasis on tackling our nation’s opioid crisis.
Gangs, drugs, violence, prostitution, poverty, teen pregnancy and poor lifestyle choices means that abusers and users hide from their families and friends to keep participating in this counter-culture. Recovery, is the first step in changing your life. People don’t want their children and family members to get caught up in this counter-culture.
Let’s come together as a community to raise money and awareness about this drug crisis destroying our families and lives.
* I would like to raise money for community centers, vans and affordable transportation to treatment facilities.
* I would like to raise money to support a continuing outreach network of ministers, community leaders and family mentors.
* I would like to continue a voice-forum environment for listener’s and people who want to understand what their family members are going through.
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