I became involved with South Shore Peer recovery 2 years ago when I went to their host showing of "The Anonymous People." Our daughter entered treatment for substance use disorder the year before and we were anxious to learn more and prepare ourselves for an uncertain future. The organization was new and I offered to help them launch as a not-for-profit as this is my area of expertise. Little did I know that I had joined a wonderful group who were committed to continually paying forward the joy and hope that they had found through recovery. We gratefully celebrate the joy and renewed hope that we have found in daughter's recovery. She celebrates 3 years this spring and has found a community of support to help her on her journey. South Shore Peer recovery offers just such a safety net for hundreds of individuals and families across the South Shore of Massachusetts. 100% volunteer driven, this group makes a difference every day for individuals and families who are dealing with this disease. We hope to expand our space and hire a coordinator to help drive the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who provide rides, acupuncture, meditation groups, a speakers bureau, and 1:1 peer support. I am a regular volunteer and have asked friends and family to honor me with donations to this wonderful organization instead of gifts. I hope this will help - recovery centers can be the link between formal treatment and building a new life through recovery. At a time when there is so much heartbreak as a result of the opiod epidemic, I have found hope and gratitude through South Shore Peer recovery! I wish the same for other families!
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