Get In The Herd with John Shinholser & Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring
Virginia This Morning: Recovery Fest and BBQ Cook Off
Today we were joined by McShin’s CEO, Honesty Liller along with Director of Development, Alden Gregory to tell us about the event and their organization. Come out to McShin’s recover fest September 7th to enjoy delicious barbecue and support the foundation.
RSW Jail, Substance Abuse Rehab Program Mark Progress With Summit
And the VRR program launched at both RSW Jail and Prince George County’s Riverside Regional Jail last December takes direct aim at addiction and substance abuse through a peer-to-peer approach to recovery aimed at reducing criminal recidivism related to substance abuse and addiction.
While incarcerated and awaiting trial, I met Hannah Newsome a former staff member for the McShin Foundation who facilitated the Riverside Regional Jail volunteer Substance Use Disorder classes. Hannah began to share with me her experiences. Hannah not only shared her experiences she also brought materials and DVDs showing people who were successful in long-term recovery [...] The material and information she would share helped to explain the purpose of the peer-to-peer concept and alternate pathways to recovery. For the first time I heard the words Hope Dealer. Not knowing fully understanding what these words meant and their true value I suspected that they were giving me my first glimpse of real hope for my situation.
Before I Got Sober, I Couldn’t See Who I Was. Now, I Value Myself In Recovery.
My name is Erin and I am a woman in long term recovery from substance use disorder. What that means to me is that I have not found it necessary to use any mind altering, mood changing substance since November 10, 2014.