09/07/16 – 9:55 P.M.
Being able to talk and accept substance abuse disorders will aid in recovery. That’s the message from Ellyn Schmiesing who serves as the Recovery Accountability Manager for Focus on Friends.
Schmiesing added that discriminatory language such as junkie or crackhead can deter people from seeking the help they need.
People suffering from substance abuse disorders could find it helpful to accept themselves as people. Focus on Friends’ Men’s Recovery House Coordinator Ben Hippensteel says it worked for him.
Hippensteel added that hope is an essential piece of the recovery process.
Last year Focus on Friends helped over 3,000 people from the area face their addictions.
Schmiesing and Hippensteel were the guest speakers for the Combatting Chemical Dependency class at the University of Findlay. You can attend the class in room 2225 of the Davis Street Building every Wednesday at 6pm.
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