Loving Your Recovery event Saturday 

Staff Report
Published: 2/13/2020 10:04:13 PM
Modified: 2/13/2020 10:04:02 PM

ATHOL — The Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region, in collaboration with the North Quabbin Recovery Center, the North Quabbin Community Coalition and the RECOVER Project, is hosting Loving Your Recovery — a free, fun, and family-friendly event to celebrate the positive aspects of recovery — Saturday, Feb. 15.

The event will be held 1-4 p.m. at the Athol Town Hall, 584 Main St. A light buffet will be provided as well as crafts, and entertainment. Everyone is welcome, not just those directly impacted by addiction.

“Loving Your Recovery” is the eighth of a series of recovery-focused events offered in the Franklin County and North Quabbin region that began in fall 2017. This year, “Self-care in the New Year” was held Jan. 27, at the Center of Human Development, which offered an array of self-care strategies for individuals in recovery and their allies to help sustain one’s recovery during the year.

“This is about our community,” said Jamie Woods, volunteer peer leader and president of the North Quabbin Recovery Center Advisory Board. “If we work together as a community, no one individual or organization has to shoulder this burden alone. If we don’t come together as a community, this epidemic will continue to roll right over us.”

“This has been a great collaborative effort with the North Quabbin Recovery Center, the North Quabbin Community Coalition, and the RECOVER Project,” said Debra McLaughlin, coordinator of the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region. “Collectively we want to increase community awareness about recovery to send a strong message that recovery is possible and that recovery works.”

Participating organizations in Saturday’s event include: AED Foundation, Inc./Alyssa’s Place; Gardner Athol Area Mental Health Association; North Quabbin Community Coalition; North Quabbin Recovery Center; Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region; ServiceNet; and The RECOVER Project.

The next event in this series will occur in the spring in West County.


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