Latah Recovery: Need YOUR Help!

LRC Supporters:

We have two items we could use your help with:
1. Our fundraising breakfast is March 6, 7am. Last year 35 table captains brought over 250 attendees! We plan to beat that this year. We need your help to do it. Contact Darrell (latahrecoverycenter@gmail.com) if you’d like to learn about being a table captain.

2. Want to learn how to coach people in recovery? We have the training for you.
We are offering our Recovery Peer Volunteer Training pts. 1 and 2 on January 23 and 30, 6-9pm. Topics include:
A. Defining Recovery?
B. Communication
C. Crisis Intervention
D. Stigma
E. Recovery Capitol
F. Emphasizing Strengths
G. Stages of Change
H. Dealing with Drama
I. Creating a Recovery Wellness Plan
Seating is limited. Please RSVP LatahRecoveryCenter@gmail.com.

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

The latest writing prompt from Write for You: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/01/07/write-for-you-before-and-after-and-before/

Did you know Moscow Yoga Center sponsors our Stretch and Relax group every Tuesday from 12:30-1:15? It’s a great way to learn the benefits of Yoga!

Want to learn how to couch people in recovery? We have the training for you.
We are offering our Recovery Peer Volunteer Training pts. 1 and 2 on January 23 and 30, 6-9pm. Topics include:
A. Defining Recovery?
B. Communication
C. Crisis Intervention
D. Stigma
E. Recovery Capitol
F. Emphasizing Strengths
G. Stages of Change
H. Dealing with Drama
I. Creating a Recovery Wellness Plan
Seating is limited. Please RSVP LatahRecoveryCenter@gmail.com.

Also, mark your calendar for the return of our Recovering Parents group starting 1/10, 5pm and running on Thursdays. Led by Katie Stinson.

Check out Recovery Radio-live on KRFP FM every Thursday, 1-2pm. Or podcast via iTunes and GooglePlay.

January Calendar: https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/January-2019-at-the-Latah-Recovery-Center.pdf

January Calendar, Recovery Peer Training and More!

Want to learn the skills for helping people as they recover from addiction or mental health issues? We are offering our Recovery Peer Volunteer Training pts. 1 and 2 on January 23 and 30. Topics include:
A. Defining Recovery?
B. Communication
C. Crisis Intervention
D. Stigma
E. Recovery Capitol
F. Emphasizing Strengths
G. Stages of Change
H. Dealing with Drama
I. Creating a Recovery Wellness Plan
Seating is limited. Please RSVP LatahRecoveryCenter@gmail.com.

Also, mark your calendar for the return of our Recovering Parents group starting 1/10, 5pm and running on Thursdays. Led by Katie Stinson.

Check out Recovery Radio-live on KRFP FM every Thursday, 1-2pm. Or podcast via iTunes and GooglePlay.

Here’s the latest writing prompt from Write for You: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/12/31/write-for-you-its-about-tuesday/

Here is our January Calendar:
January 2019 at the Latah Recovery Center

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

From the staff at the LRC, we wish you the best of holidays!
We will be open our regular hours today, and 12-5 on Christmas day. Expect a repeat performance next week for New Years Eve and day.

Here’s the latest writing prompt: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/12/24/write-for-you-probably-and-probably-not/

Check out Recovery Radio! Thursdays 1pm on KRFP or get the podcast anytime from GooglePlay or iTunes.

In light of the holidays, we have NO special offerings this week. January, on the other hand, is going to be great!
Recovering Parents is starting back up-contact me for the calendar.
Recovery Peer Volunteer Training is being scheduled. This is our 6 hour course on how to provide life skills coaching to people dealing with addiction and mental health issues. Let me know if you are interested.

Here’s our December calendar: https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/december-2018-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

Check out our new Recovery Radio podcast with Sage F. from Food Not Bombs of the Palouse. Available now on iTunes and googleplay.

Here’s the latest writing prompt from Write for You: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/12/17/write-for-you-rituals-and-rhythms/

Last weeks Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition class was re-scheduled for today, 4pm.

…and don’t forget our Christmas Party and Giving Tree 12/20, 6-8pm. Full details here: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2018/12/17/lrc-xmas-party-and-sharing-tree-12-20/

Here’s the December calendar: https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/december-2018-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

LRC Xmas Party and Sharing Tree 12/20

LRC Supporters:
This year the Latah Recovery Center Christmas Party is Thursday the 20th, from 6-8 pm. The event is a potluck. If you can, please bring a dish to share, but as we tell everyone, come anyway if that is prohibitive. Finding people to donate 2 turkeys and 2 hams would help a lot.
There is a gift exchange so please bring a gift costing five dollars or less.
A separate but related event we have this time of year is a recovery sharing tree for families in recovery. We would appreciate any donations you could make to help us fulfill these requests.
Here are the things we have been asked for:
17 year old girl size 3-4 women’s clothes
6 year old 7-8 girl clothes
Lol doll or similar
10 year old girl women’s size 4 pants
Shirts size medium
4 year old animals
6 year old toys gadgets
16 year old girl clothes size 9
17 year old Legos
lol doll or similar, color changing dog
8 year old boy Pokeman cards, telescope
6 year old size 10-12 clothes, sweets, Uno cards, basketball
Thank you
RJ

Write for You: Not You

by Nancy Casey

Today in your writing you will have a chance to think about all the things that you are not.

You will do this by inventing an imaginary person who is different from you in many ways.

For example, if you are a student sitting in a chair with a notebook, wondering what you are going to write, you could begin by writing, “The student is sitting in a chair with a cat, wondering what to name it.” That same student could begin with something more far-fetched, something like, “The professor is sitting on a log in the forest, with a map, wondering which way to go.”

After you have written one sentence to describe an imaginary person who is not like yourself, write another one. And another one. And another. Until you almost-fill the page.

What time did you get up this morning? What are you wearing? What color are your eyes? What is your gender? Use details about yourself as springboards for describing your imaginary person. Twist your details around so they don’t describe you anymore.

Since your person is imaginary, they can have any powers and characteristics that your imagination wants to give them–as long as you don’t have them, too. Your person can fly and breathe under water if that suits your fancy (and you can’t.) They can be microscopic or trapped inside a tree. Or they can be the ordinary kind of person someone would run into around town–as long as they wouldn’t remind anyone of you.

Write down as many details as you can about this person. If you run out of ideas, look back at yourself. What’s going on? What will you be doing today? How many siblings do you have? Where do you live? What color is your hair? What do you do for fun?

As you take note of a detail about yourself, turn it into something different or opposite. Use that new detail to describe your imaginary person. It’s okay if your imaginary person turns into a bit of a hodgepodge. They’re imaginary!

Stop writing before you get to the very bottom of the page. Leave a couple inches of white space.

Go back and read over what you wrote. If you want to, you can make changes or squeeze in some more details, as long as the details aren’t like you. Have you thought of a name for this imaginary person? What would it be like to be this person?

In the last remaining space on the page, add a few more sentences. You could continue describing the imaginary person. Or you could draw a line across the page beneath what you have written and write some comments about it.

When you have finished, give your work a title. Make sure the date is on it somewhere, too. Add decoration and color to the page as needed. Here is an example of what a person could write.

You can share what you have written by posting it as a comment below. You can type in your work. Or post a picture of it.


Nancy Casey has lived in Latah County for many years. Sometimes she teaches writing classes at the Recovery Center. You can find more of her work here. She offers (free!) writing help to anyone in recovery. This can be for any kind of writing project—resumes, letters, stories novels—email latahrecoverycenter@gmail.com for more information.