Recovery Initiative NRV

What are leaders in towns, counties, and communities to do about addiction? What does the research say about what works?

The purpose of the group – currently entitled Recovery Initiative NRV – is to decide on goals, formulate a plan to achieve them, then execute that plan for the Blacksburg, Virginia and New River Valley (NRV) of Virginia areas.*

Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 8:00 AM at the previous location. Coffee and a breakfast buffet will be available starting at 7:30 AM.

We will use this document to begin our discussion and copies will be provided:

What I Would Do to Help a Loved One with an Addiction in the New River Valley

Please email me at [email protected] to let me know the following:

  1. Yes or No. Will you be at the breakfast meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 8:00 AM?
  2. If yes to #1, how many will be in your party?
  3. Yes or No. Have you received a welcome message from a Google Group entitled “Recovery Initiative NRV”?

You’re also invited to learn about what the community is thinking and feeling by attending the community discussion at the Blacksburg Library on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:00 PM. More information.

I’ve set up a Google Group for an email list entitled “Recovery Initiative NRV” and have archived notes and previous emails in the welcome message. I’m not that great with Google Groups but I think you can view that here:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/recovery-initiative-nrv

Emails from this email list are going to spam so please search your email and/or spam folder for an email from:

Recovery Initiative NRV <[email protected]>

or

[email protected]

Please mark emails from that address as safe.

It will have this content:

Greetings, all! Thank you so much for your interest in the recovery initiative begun August 4, 2016 to follow up on “What’s a Town to Do About Addiction? A Conversation with Maia Szalavitz.” We began to address these questions: What are leaders in towns, counties, and communities to do about addiction? What does the research say about what works? We were scheduled to meet again on Monday, September 12 but several people can’t make it so we’ll reschedule and use this email list to let everyone know the new date and send out an invitation. So our next meeting is TBA, 8:00 AM, [location private]. Coffee starts at 7:30 AM, buffet breakfast provided. I posted the content of my follow-up email as the welcome message on this email list. Feel free to forward and share information with those you think might be willing to take a leadership role in answering the question before us: “What are we going to do about addiction in our community?” Thank you for your initiative!

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I am going to send an individual email to invitees with a link to this page and also attempt to use the Google Groups email list as well. We need as much of the communications logistics stuff as centralized and automatic as possible. I’m open to suggestions and welcome help!

*With regard to what to do about addiction, Ithaca, NY has already decided on goals, formulated a plan to achieve them, then executed that plan. So we need someone to study its plan and see what we can use in the NRV and what we need to devise ourselves:

http://www.handshakemediainc.com/2016/08/08/how-ithaca-ny-is-addressing-american-opioid-addiction/

With any questions, feedback, suggestions or comments, please contact me, Anne Giles, 540-808-6334, [email protected], or via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annehayesgiles

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To join the email list, please try this:


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Copy of email sent via Google Groups, individual emails, and Facebook messages 8/30/16:

Greetings, all!

Thank you so much for your interest in the recovery initiative begun August 4, 2016 to follow up on “What’s a Town to Do About Addiction? A Conversation with Maia Szalavitz.”

Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 8:00 AM at the Courtyard Marriott in Blacksburg. Complimentary coffee and a breakfast buffet will be available starting at 7:30 AM.

NOTE: This is a rescheduling of our previous plan to meet on Monday, September 12.

No later than Wednesday, September 14, please reply via email to [email protected]om to let me know the following:

1. Yes or No. Will you be at the breakfast meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 8:00 AM?
2. If yes to #1, how many will be in your party?
3. Yes or No. Have you received a welcome message from a Google Group entitled “Recovery Initiative NRV”?

We began to address these questions: What are leaders in towns, counties, and communities to do about addiction? The purpose of this group – currently entitled Recovery Initiative NRV – is to decide on goals, formulate a plan to achieve them, then execute that plan for the Blacksburg, Virginia and New River Valley (NRV) of Virginia areas.

I’ve set up a Google Group for an email list entitled “Recovery Initiative NRV” and have archived notes and previous emails in the welcome message. I’m not great with Google Groups but I think you can view that here:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/recovery-initiative-nrv

Emails from the Google Groups email list are going to spam so please search your email and/or spam folder for an email from:

Recovery Initiative NRV <[email protected]>

or

[email protected]

Please mark emails from that address as safe.

I’ve also compiled a repeat of the above plus additional information here:

Recovery Initiative NRV

Please feel free to invite those you think may be willing to take a leadership role in this initiative. Feel free to share this email but be sure they reply to me. We have accommodations for up to 16 people.

Hope to see you on Tuesday, September 20!

Thanks for your initiative!