Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) is taking the fight against substance abuse to its core, through a community program called Recovery Connectors. Each day, someone battling addiction wants help but does not know where to turn. So it's time to build a network of community problem solvers to become the heartbeat of opportunity and hope.
"No matter how broken someone may feel, their true destiny is just a few steps away," said ARC Senior Vice President of Administration Matt Brown.
Recovery Connectors is a two-hour, free training that can be done virtually. Trainees will gain knowledge to identify someone suffering from substance abuse disorder (SUD), resources, education on treatment options, in addition to how to navigate getting someone into treatment.
"There is no greater time than now for our communities to become a unified front," said Brown. "We're at the cusp of something special, a chance to save lives."
Once a connector finishes training, the real work begins. They become the cornerstone to combating the drug epidemic. A Recovery Connector receives a certificate, becoming a helping hand in the community linking someone with an SUD to a recovery center nearby (whether ARC-owned or other facilities).
"A community problem requires a community solution," said Brown. "Recovery Connectors allows us to tackle this head-on with one clear and concise voice."
Recovery Connectors training begins on April 13th from 6pm to 7pm (with more classes to follow). There is no limit to class size or restrictions on who can join.