Archives for HOPE Conference Materials

B6 Recovery Community Centers throughout Maine

Description As SUD recovery support is growing in Maine and peer support is more widely recognized as an evidence-based practice, it is important to shine a light on these valuable resources available throughout our state. Each community in Maine has unique challenges and each center serves their communities individual needs....
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A6 Spiritual Nutrition: Meditation in Recovery

Description Prayer (“A daily admission of weakness. A longing of the soul” -Gandhi); Rudiments of pranayama (working with vital energy); Introduction/presenting premises (including emphasis on direct personal experience & de-emphasis on questions of success/failure); Presenting the problem of addiction from the spiritual perspective (including discussion of the verb “to ego”...
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A2 The Power of Being Acitve

Description This workshop is about the benefits of physical and mental activity in your recovery from SUD and mental health challenges.  We will discuss ways to get physically and mentally active.  People will learn the benefits and challenges of living an active lifestyle:  how to get started and how to...
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Spirituality, Mental Health, and Intentional Peer Support

We will ask, discuss, and learn about what do people mean by spirituality? How is it different from religion? Can/should I come (would I be welcome in) to this group if I am atheist, agnostic, Buddhist, nature or other worshiper, etc.? Might spirituality be related to resilience? Am I spiritual...
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C5 The Family Restored – The Family Impact of Addiction

Description Substance use disorder can have a dramatic affect on the entire family and coping with a love one’s SUD can be challenging, frustrating, and painful. Often, family members suffer tremendously with limited resources available for guidance and support. We will outline the symptoms of SUD and describe how SUD...
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C3 Improving Wellbeing Through Training and Education – HOPE is Here!

Description Investing in oneself, through training and education, often improves quality of life. Having meaningful and purposeful activities that lead steadily toward an achievable goal can be an important element in one’s recovery. Training and education endeavors are some of the top priorities or goals for many people with SUD...
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C1 Honoring and Caring for your Recovery in the Workplace

Description Recognizing and learning about second-hand trauma is our best defense against acquiring energy that does not belong to us. In this workshop, you will learn about what secondary trauma is, how to heal and prevent being negatively affected by it, and a self-guided technique to remain grounded and present...
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B4 Multiple Pathways to Recovery

Description There are multiple pathways of recovery. For a long time, most people have been familiar with AA as the primary way to address addiction. But, there are multiple pathways of recovery. Come learn more about what some of these other pathways are, including SMART recovery, Recovery Dharma, Wellbriety, to...
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B2 Centering Youth Voice in Treatment

Empowering young people to engage in treatment begins with ensuring their voice is heard and valued in decisions that impact their lives. In order to meaningfully do this, we must make youth feel like they belong in spaces where their needs are discussed and that their contributions matter. This is...
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A1 Mandated Reporting: CIPSS Code Of Ethics and What You Need to Know

Lively discussion around clarification of the peer support code of ethics, and everyday challenges of implementing Intentional Peer Support in the traditional model while maintaining Intentional Peer Support principles. Learning Outcomes Participants will gain an understanding of “Nothing about us without us” in CIPSS work Participants will gain an understanding...
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A5 Emotional First Aid

Description Ask a ten-year-old what you should do if you catch a cold, and the child would immediately recommend getting into bed and drinking a cup of soup. We teach our children how to take care of their bodies from a very young ago and they usually learn such lessons...
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