While members of the Lancaster County Recovery Alliance(LCRA) prepare for Recovery Day on Sunday, August 28th in Lancaster, PA with pre-baseball game recovery walk, exhibits and speeches, the members of the Uganda Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Initiative (UADARI) are preparing for a Town Hall meeting and recovery walk on Saturday, September 10 in Kampala.
After several workshops to train in Recovery Houses, Recovery coaches and Advocacy, led by David Whiter with staff from the Uganda Christian University counseling department and support from the Church of Uganda, Ugandans now are on the forefront of providing hope and support for those affected by alcohol and other drug misuse, a leading factor in the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Meanwhile, Tom and Ellen Zamaria from Woodbridge, VA, are preparing, with the guidance of Terry Webb, to join the recovery group in Uganda and to bring their experienced service to help sustain and expand recovery support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, during 2016 Recovery Month.
On September 30th, LCRA will sponsor, with GOAL’s assistance and funding from the Lancaster County D&A Commission, a workshop in Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) led by Lonnetta Albright and Dr. David Whiters. Five Recovery Coach training scholarships will be offered.