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Education & training

We have gathered some of the best information from experts around the country from Faces and Voices, SAMHSA, APNC, NIDA and others. Additionally, you can find information about the trainings offered at Recovery Community of Durham.

Autism Awareness Month in April

In honor of Autism Awareness Month last April, as we all do our part to engage and educate others about our loved ones, I thought we’d pass along some additional Autism resources for your. They are a great way to increase understanding and acceptance. Please see the list of informative articles on Autism:

Students with Autism
Guide to Helping Kids with Autism Sleep Better
Autism Resource Center
Creating an Autism Friendly Home
Autism Support Network Resources
Moving with Kids with Autism
30 Ways to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month
Traveling with Kids with Autism

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness - What are the risks of drinking and its affect on the body. 

Language of Recovery

The use of affirming language inspires hope and advances recovery.The ATTC Network uses affirming language to promote the promises of recovery by advancing evidence-based and culturally informed practices.

NADCP Stigma Reduction Presentation

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) presentation on recovery language.


"Toward an Addictiona-ary: Language , Stigma, Treatment, and Policy."

The Words We Use Matter

Why does language matter? Ending stigma benefits everyone. The stigma of drug misuse keeps people from seeking treatment. Words like “junkie,” “addict” and “druggie” can hurt, damaging self-image and standing in the way of recovery. Addiction is not a choice. It’s a chronic disease similar to diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis. 

William White Recovery Toolkit

From the Selected Papers of William White, The Recovery Toolkit is filled with useful information and resources to help individuals, families, allies, and communities who are seeking or are in recovery from a SUD.

A rise in opioid overdoses are detected. What now?

Handy one page flyer that helps provide information on how to provide coordinated, informed efforts that can better prevent opioid overdoses and deaths in our communities. 

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