Welcome to the CPYD Monday Rundown:
A weekly newsletter to keep us all connected during this time.
Please share with parents and community members!
Please note, our team is continuing our great work remotely
as a precautionary response to COVID-19.
It is best to reach us via email during regular business hours at this time.
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People can and do RECOVER!

Substance Use Recovery
During COVID-19 Social Distancing
Many substance use recovery organizations are adapting the ways in which they provide services to community members. Some have begun conducting virtual peer-support recovery meetings, whereas others continue to provide services in-person but with added measures to ensure cleanliness and safety.

Join a SMART Meeting Through Zoom or Audio
Living with addictive behaviors does not have to be an isolating experience, especially during this time of the year as our country and global community fights the COVID-19 epidemic. At Kenneth Young Center, we have transitioned to provide our SMART Recovery groups on Zoom in order to better meet our community members where they are at during this time. Through the Zoom platform, you can join via your computer or telephone with video and/or audio.

Community Partner Live4Lali:
Safe needle exchange and
harm reduction saves lives
Needle exchanges help keep people safe by cutting down the risks of such illnesses like HIV and Hepatitis C. They also provide people with opportunities to prevent overdoses including access to medications like naloxone (or NARCAN), access to primary care services or detox, and information on support groups.

People who use substances are at a greater risk for contracting HIV.

Here’s what they can do to stay safe.

People who inject substances are 22 times more at risk of contracting HIV compared with the general population (CDC, 2019). Studies show that using substances can impair one’s judgment and lower inhibitions which could lead to poor decisions or risky behaviors. Substance use can be linked to risky sexual behavior and needle sharing, two things that people using substances need to be aware of.

Check your inbox next week for more information on
HIV and STI Awareness and Resources!

Are you struggling with alcohol or substance use?
Need resources?

For more information about the online Smart Recovery Meetings at
Kenneth Young Center, contact: smartrecovery@kennethyoung.org  

It's on!

Whether you can join us in-per­son or if you will be par­tic­i­pat­ing
vir­tu­al­ly from a walk­ing path near you, you can count on KYC’s largest event to car­ry on.

Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services - Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS-SUPR), the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Office of National Drug Control Policy and through a State Opioid Response grant (T1081699).