FCC’s Lifeline Program Offers Discounts for Phone and Broadband Service

FCC’s Lifeline Program Offers Discounts for Phone and Broadband Service Many programs/grantees have requested information related to the purchase of cell phone minutes for clients. While SAMHSA grant funds may not be used for this purpose, we wanted to ensure you were aware of this very important resource. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Lifeline program …

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Choices delivers 2 of 4 webinars to Florida GALs – on Addiction & Recovery

Ginger Ross, founder of Choices, is elated to have delivered the 2nd part in a 4 part series to Florida GALs  on Addiction and Recovery, with 480 in attendance. The 2nd series topic was on Reuse Prevention. In the webinar, Ginger posed a poll asking a vital question: When someone finishes with a 28 day …

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Do I have a problem with Alcohol

Check out this very friendly brochure from SAMHSA helping an individual identify if they have a drinking problem, because this can be a difficult conversation and some really don’t even know if they do have a problem with drinking. I know I did not. User friendly https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Faces-of-Change-Do-I-Have-a-Problem-With-Alcohol-or-Drugs-/sma15-4174?referer=from_search_resultsma15-4174

Emotional Sobriety

What is emotional sobriety? Some might think that it means being “happy, joyous, and free,” a common adage in 12-Step meetings, taken from AA literature. Of course, people like this definition. It means that if they work a good program, they will achieve physical sobriety (abstinence) and become happy in the process. I hate to …

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Choices trainings Certified Recovery Peer Specialists in Florida

To become a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS) in Florida there are specific training requirements which must be pre-approved by the Florida Certification Board (flcertificationboard.org). Choices Peer Recovery Coach Trainings is Pre Approved by the Florida State Licensing Board – effective January, 2020. Choices Trainings are newly created and address current skills necessary to prepare …

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Choices Delivers 1st Child Welfare Recovery Training to GALs in Florida

It was a moment that Ginger Ross had been working towards since January of 2014, as a person in long term recovery from alcoholism and an emotionally and psychologically abusive relationship – when Ginger filed for divorce, the courts system became involved and she was assigned a child welfare worker. The court case lasted 5 …

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Telehealth is in Demand! Here are the tools you want to know.

Check out this free webinar on TelehHealth Best Practices , on demand, provided by the Telehealth Behavioral Health Institute;   Telehealth COVID 19 Best Practices – https://telehealth.org/webinar/covid/ How to Communicate on Camera TeleHealth Learning Series – https://telehealthlearning.org/telehealth/ Another one from PESI: Hello all,   Apologies for another email blast, but this is too good of …

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