Recovery work-shops set

Two workshops are slated this month
to help those struggling with addiction recovery and their families.

A workshop geared at guiding
families on how to help a loved one engaged in recovery will take place on
Thursday, 16 September, and dealing with stress management is slated for
Thursday, 23 September.  Both workshops
will be at the Department of Counselling Service’s offices in the waterfront
Flagship Building, from 6 to 7.30pm.

The Sister Islands Counselling
Centre, on the Brac, will also provide a workshop on how to help a loved one
engage in recovery on 28 September. For further information on time and venue
and to reserve a space, call the Sister Islands office at 948-2374.

September is Recovery Month and is
themed Join the Voices for Recovery – Now More than Ever. 

Minister of Community Affairs,
Gender and Housing Mike Adam urges people to support those who are trying to
get their life on a positive track.

“It is often said that the effects
of addiction extend beyond those who are addicted, to impact family, community
and indeed the wider society,” he said. “We should therefore understand that it
is within all our interests to sustain the efforts to promote a healthy
lifestyle in our families and neighbourhoods.” Staff from The Counselling Centre,
The Family Resource Centre, Sister Islands Counselling Centre and Caribbean
Haven Residential Centre will lead the month’s events.

Other events in Grand Cayman
include a church service at Savannah United Church at 10am on Sunday, 19
September.  On Tuesday, 21 September, at
the courthouse, the Drug Rehabilitation Court Programme will hold a graduation
ceremony for those clients who have successfully entered into recovery,
completing their treatment experience and the DRC Programme. Recovery Month
will conclude with a private barbecue for Caribbean Haven Residential Centre
clients and their family members on Sunday, 26 September.

Interested parties
should also check the Caymanian Compass for special articles on recovery during