2009 Ramble for Recovery

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  • The Community Network of UMPQUA PARTNERS joins the nationwide effort to observe National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month by hosting the 2nd Annual Ramble for Recovery and Recovery Awareness Fair.
  • With 23.2 million people nationwide needing treatment for an alcohol or illicit drug use problem in 2007.Over 6,800 persons 12 or older that abuse or are dependent on alcohol or other drugs and in need of treatment in Douglas County.
  • The Ramble for Recovery motivates Douglas County community members to…Celebrate the hope of recovery from addiction through healthy competitionSupport individuals in recoveryBring awareness to the community about addiction and the myths associated with this disease.Increase support for treatment and prevention services and activities in Douglas County.
  • The Voices of Recovery and a Recovery Awareness Fair are held in conjunction with the Ramble for Recovery to increase awareness about recovery, treatment and prevention services and resources.
  • The Douglas County community, in all its forms, came out to support and learn about Recovery Month.
  • Join the Voices of Recovery and educate one another about the issues surrounding addiction, treatment, and recovery.
  • Many myths about addiction and recovery make it difficult for users to get into treatment. These myths need to be dispelled! Knowledge about drug and alcohol use and abuse is the number one deterrent!
  • By supporting someone who is affected by addiction you are making a positive change in the way substance use disorders, treatment and recovery are perceived in your community.
  • 13 exhibits focus on treatment and preventionIncreasing awareness of resources in Douglas County
  • Ramble for Recovery successful…Increased awareness about treatment and recovery programs available for alcohol and other drug addiction with 82% of participants.Prompted 72% of participants to have a conversation with another person about substance abuse.Increased understanding of consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use with 77% of the participants.Increased awareness about those who seek treatment for addiction to alcohol or other drug achieves life-long recovery with 79% of the participants.
  • 2009 Ramble for Recovery

    1. 1. September 12, 2009<br />Ramble for Recovery<br />
    2. 2. Celebrating Hope<br />On September 12, 2009, Douglas County joined the nation in observing the 20th Anniversary of National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month.<br />UMPQUA PARTNERS hosted:<br />2nd Annual Ramble for Recovery<br />Recovery Resource Fair<br />
    3. 3. Recovery Month<br />September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month) inspires millions of people for 20 years to…<br />Raise awareness about the disease of addiction<br />Share their stories of recovery<br />Assist others who are still struggling<br />Over 70,000 Americans came together at events all across the country to celebrate Recovery Month.<br />
    4. 4. Addiction is a Real Issue<br />Nationwide: 23.2 million people nationwide needing treatment<br />Douglas County: Over 6,800 persons 12 or older in need of treatment<br />
    5. 5. Barriers<br />Public misconception of disease hinders recovery<br />Barrier in obtaining treatment<br />Negative effect on continued recovery<br />
    6. 6. Misconception<br />Ramble for Recovery participants were asked…<br />In your opinion, about what percentage of Oregon residents age 18-25 do you think are in need of alcohol or other drug treatment?<br />?<br />?<br />
    7. 7. Misconception<br />In your opinion, about what percentage of Oregon residents age 18-25 do you think are in need of alcohol or other drug treatment?<br />Evaluation Results<br />FACT: 20.13% of Oregon residents age 18-25 are in need of alcohol or other drug treatment.<br />
    8. 8. Misconception<br />Ramble for Recovery participants were asked…<br />In your opinion, about what percentage of Oregon residents who completed treatment for an addiction are employed?<br />?<br />
    9. 9. Misconception<br />In your opinion, about what percentage of Oregon residents who completed treatment for an addiction are employed?<br />Evaluation Results<br />FACT: 77.8% of Oregon residents who completed treatment for an addiction are employed.<br />
    10. 10. Ramble for Recovery<br />The Ramble for Recovery motivates Douglas County community members to…<br />Celebrate recovery<br />Support individuals in recovery<br />Create awareness about addiction<br />Dispel myths and build positive social norms<br />Increase support for treatment and prevention services<br />
    11. 11. 2nd Annual Ramble for Recovery<br />10K Run/5K Walk<br />Voices of Recovery Awards<br />Recovery Resource Fair<br />
    12. 12. Douglas County Coming Together<br />Over…<br />35 volunteers<br />100 participants<br />$3,500 in monetary and in-kind contributions<br />Media<br />Healthcare and Law Enforcement<br />Youth<br />Parents<br />Douglas County get ready to Ramble<br />Young and Old a like<br />Volunteer Groups<br />Agencies<br />
    13. 13. Together We Learn, Together We Heal<br />Together We Support Recovery<br />
    14. 14. Together We Learn, Together We Heal<br />Together We Educate Our Community<br />
    15. 15. MYTH: Treatment doesn’t work<br />FACT:People who fear or don’t like the behavior associated with addiction are quick to point out the relapse often occurs, so therefore treatment doesn’t work. We need to remember that relapse also occurs with other disorders and diseases, such as diabetes and cancer.<br />
    16. 16. MYTH: Addicts can stop on their own if they just want to.<br />FACT:A desire to quit using is necessary but usually insufficient.<br />
    17. 17. Voices of Recovery<br />Recognizing one male and female each year who have made efforts to not only recover their own lives, but to also make a positive impact in the community.<br />Amber Shepherdthe 2009 female Voices of Recovery Awardrecipient<br />
    18. 18. Recovery is the personal experience of the individual as he/she moves out of illness into health.<br />Recovery can be claimed only by the person in recovery, and that ownership includes the right to take risks, make mistakes and learn from one’s experiences.<br />
    19. 19. Voices of Recovery<br />Exemplifing the power of recovery by making positive impacts on their lives, their family and the community.<br />Ernst Shadbolt the 2009 male Voices of Recovery Awardrecipient<br />
    20. 20. Together We Learn, Together We Heal<br />Together We Change Attitudes<br />
    21. 21. &quot;Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. <br />The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.&quot;<br />~ Thomas Edison<br />
    22. 22. Spirituality is an important ingredient of the recovery process<br />
    23. 23. Recovery positively affects individuals, families and communities.<br />
    24. 24. Ramble Success<br />Increased the number of participants<br />2008 – 87<br />2009 – 100 <br />45% of participants in recovery<br />New: 13 exhibits<br />Educational signage<br />
    25. 25. Evaluation<br />82% - Increase awareness about treatment and recovery programs available for alcohol and other drug addiction.<br />72% - Prompted participants to have a conversation with another person about substance abuse.<br />77% - Increase understanding of consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.<br />79% - Increase awareness about those who seek treatment for addiction to alcohol or other drugs achieves life-long recovery.<br />
    26. 26. Treatment Works<br />“Recovery and treatment programs create healthier families and a more productive workforce, while lowering health care costs and reducing crime rates. Recovery is real and communities heal!”<br />
    27. 27. Thank you……to all the volunteers and participants for making the 2nd Annual Ramble for Recovery successful<br />
    28. 28. Thank You Sponsors<br />Employment Inc<br />
    29. 29. Thank You Team Ramble<br />
    30. 30. Resources<br />www.samhsa.gov<br />www.recoverymonth.gov<br />Oregon Addictions & Mental Health Division<br />www.brooksideinstitute.com/myths.asp<br />Pictures<br />Andrea Zielinski<br />Craig Burmeister<br />Danny Weiser<br />
    31. 31. Media Coverage<br />KPIC-TV Spotlight on Douglas County<br />KPIC-TV Event Day Coverage<br />Live radio interview Brian Prawitz – News Director, Brooke Communications<br />Free Advertisement in Douglas County News<br />Article in Douglas County News<br />Press Releases in The News-Review<br />Guest Column in The News-Review<br />Facebook<br />Douglas County Community Calendars<br />UMPQUA PARTNERS website<br />
    32. 32. THANK YOU<br />

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