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‘Sober Bars’ Are Giving More And More Recovering Alcoholics A Social Place For Fun Without Booze

At Choices Peer Recovery Coach Trainings we understand that getting sober is already a challenge, but it can also be difficult to stay on the wagon when drinking and hanging out in bars is such a common social activity for adults. Thankfully, “Sober bars” like the Cherokee Recovery Village in Bastrop, Texas are providing recovered …

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FindTreatment.gov Launches to Help More Americans Find Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Today, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll released the following statement after the Trump Administration unveiled FindTreatment.gov, a substance abuse treatment locator. The tool, which can be accessed at FindTreatment.gov, allows Americans to find substance use treatment for themselves or others. “When someone opens up about their struggles with addiction, it’s …

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Motivational Interviewing Tools

Building Motivational Interviewing Skills practice tests   A Nudge in the Right Direction Workbook   Decisional Balance Worksheet   Encourage Change Worksheet – with rulers   Varying styles of reflection   Change Plan Worksheet General Self Efficacy Scale   Drug Avoidance Self Efficacy Scale   Readiness Ruler – https://www.centerforebp.case.edu/resources/tools/readiness-ruler Thinking About Change Ruler; https://ct.counseling.org/2015/09/sbirt-identifying-and-managing-risky-substance-use/ Free Coaching …

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Peer Recovery Coach Trainings

Recovery coaching: A unique and powerful partnership

When you’re taking on the difficult task of bringing the disease of addiction into remission—commonly referred to as recovery—it’s helpful to have someone who understands what it was like to live with this disease. A Recovery Coach (RC) does just that. Here at the Massachusetts Helpline, we’ve been privileged to get to know Alex Fidalgo, …

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