Letter From the Editor
We would first like to thank all of you for your support, and making InRecovery the vibrant resource that it’s becoming! Many exciting things have happened since our launch: we’ve been in the Star Tribune; inteviewed by KTOE 1420 AM; formed partnerships with variety of organizations around the metro; we’ve got a facebook page; our viewership is increasing everyday; and we have readers from all over the world! We have readers from countries such as Australia, Pakistan, Poland, and Europe, to name a few, which reflects our mission of wanting to bring together many different people from many different places with many different experiences to enrich InRecovery with a global community, so we’re on our way!
Now, on to the business. We’ve posted new articles for your reading pleasure – and to rouse your senses. As you can see, the articles include: The War on Stigma by me, your Editor-in-Chief, Doug Rudolph; Marijuana: a Benign, Non-addictive Recreational Pastime by Jerry; Anthony’s Story by Anthony (epic, you’ll need to sit down for this); and Your Guide to the Expungement Process by licensed attorney Jennifer Casanova. Don’t forget, if you have a personal experience, insight, or helpful knowledge that may help both release an inner-burden and someone else in a similar situation take the next step in seeking support, we encourage you to write an article. Or if you just want to vent, we got your back – we don’t judge. But we all have a responsibility to not only help ourselves, but help others while helping ourselves. If you are having a difficult time coming up with an idea, we’re not claiming to be some literary scholars, but we’re more than happy to help you brainstorm and organize information.
As for the website itself, the Science and News section will soon be changed. We’re going to begin an RSS feed to regularly post news from around the world and web, so keep checking in to see what’s going on in the world of recovery. We’ve also updated our meeting list to include more than 2,500 meetings around the metro! We have a wide variety of support groups around the Twin Cities to best meet your needs. We’ve included a short description of each to acquaint you with not just the most familiar support groups, but the lesser known ones, too. As we say, if people are coming together with the intention of striving for a sober and healthy life, as long as it doesn’t involve the equivalent of sacrificing a baby goat, we’ll post your group meeting in our directory. Also, we’re going to regularly post events on our Facebook page that we feel you’d enjoy to keep you all in the loop. There’s exciting stuff going on all the time, so you better take full advantage of our roadside service.
Just a head’s up, The Minnesota Recovery Connection is hosting the Parity Field hearing on Monday July 16th, which is intended to shed light on the problems patients are still facing in seeking treatment for both mental health and addiction. You are highly encouraged to attend. Check our events page for more details. Also, September is the National Recovery Month, and the Minnesota Recovery Connection will also be hosting a Walk for Recovery on September 15th. We’ll keep you posted with details as the date nears.
Last but not least, we’re dabbling in the world of retail. Look out for our new InRecovery t-shirts that will soon be available for the highly economical price of only $20. We’ll be sure to send out a newsletter as soon as they’re ready. If you would like one, just shoot us an email letting us know, so we can get a rough idea of how many to initially order.
Again, we thank all of you for making InRecovery the vibrant resource that it’s becoming. If you have any questions about any meetings, events, or general recovery be sure to shoot us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. And don’t forget, InRecovery is not only ahead of the curve when it comes to recovery, we ARE the Twin Cities sober living connection!
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