Recovery Supports: Building a Healthier Community

Jul 29, 2020 Closed Mental Health

Recovery Supports: Building a Healthier Community


Learn what recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is… Recovery is more than simply “being sober.” What supports do individuals need? What supports are most helpful for a community? How do we deliver those supports in a responsible, ethical manner? What role can MAT play in maintaining recovery for people with opioid use disorder? Why is addressing stigma crucial for healing? How can a healthy recovery community lead to overall improved community wellness? A trauma focused and evidence based approach to building a cohesive recovery community.

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In Collaboration With::

United Way of Rutherford County

By registering for this workshop, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with United Way of Rutherford County, which is a collaborating partner of this continuing education activity.

Target Audience

Social workers, medical providers, behavioral health/mental health providers, human services providers, educators, law enforcement, and EMS staff.


Participants will:

  • Define and describe SAMHSA's working definition of recovery
  • Define and describe what recovery means in their profession and/or personally
  • Define and describe what a Recovery Community is
  • Define the various types of supports that assist with recovery
  • Describe the importance of trauma informed care and evidence-based approaches to supporting recovery
  • Describe ethical standards of providing supports
  • Describe the role of MAT for people with opioid use disorder


  • Kurtis Taylor, BSW