Edition 12 | August 10, 2020
Let's Celebrate Recovery!
Edie Garza, Young Adult Peer Recovery Coach, celebrated 30 years of sobriety on July 29th! Learn more about Edie and his "everlasting" recovery journey in this episode of Recovery Uncovered: I'm Not Turning Around. Want to watch previous episodes or other recovery-inspired videos? Visit, share and subscribe to the Rise Recovery YouTube Channel now!
Let's continue the celebration! Do you have a recovery story you'd like to share? Email your story, along with a picture if you choose, to Becca and be highlighted in an upcoming newsletter!
Coronavirus. Sick man of corona virus  looking through the window and wearing mask protection and recovery from the illness in home. Quarantine. Patient isolated to prevent infection. Pandemia. House.

Written by: Keven Langehennig, local peer professional, person in long time recovery and poet.
COVID is like having an addict living in your household. When you have an addict living in your household, the addict is the focus of the family. When the addict is the focus of the family, all of the family conversations are about the addict.

One of the family members may have just won a special award, but the addict was just arrested so it goes unnoticed.

One of the family members may have rebelled and gets kicked out of school, but instead of being asked, “Are you okay, what is going on with you?” they are scolded for being selfish because the addict in the family needs our help at this time.

One of the family members is just quiet all of the time because they do not want to be in any conflict or do not want to ‘selfishly’ ask for attention that should be directed towards the addict.

One of the family members will be joking all of the time because, for that family member, it is easier to laugh away the seriousness of what is going on in the family.
May we stop and reflect on how COVID-19 might be changing our relationships and do what we can to reclaim our families.
Community Resource Connections
If you, a friend or loved one currently suffer from COVID-19, have recently recovered, or are in quarantine due to COVID exposure, Laurel Ridge is now providing support for adults in our community. To register for the COVID-19 Zoom support group, email Melody Munoz.
Laurel Ridge is also now offering a long-term treatment option for children and adolescents aged 8 to 17 with emotional disorders who require continuous therapeutic interventions and/or medication management...
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