Rural Recovery: A Beacon of Hope for Addiction Recovery

Marathon Family Health Team (MFHT) is excited to introduce Rural Recovery, a 6-week pilot program.

Every week from February 22nd to March 28th, 2024, individuals who have faced addiction and are now working towards recovery will come together. This program, known as Rural Recovery, is a support group specifically designed to help these individuals on their path to healing and sobriety. It acts as a lifeline for those looking for guidance and support during their recovery journey.

In our rural communities, where access to recovery programs can be limited, Rural Recovery fills a critical gap. The main idea behind Rural Recovery is that no one should have to go through recovery alone. This group creates a friendly space where people can connect with others going through similar struggles. In a world where addiction is often stigmatized, Rural Recovery offers a sense of belonging, support, and encouragement.

On Thursday evenings, the group meets in a welcoming spot in the community. Here, participants who drop in can share their experiences, talk about challenges, and celebrate successes. Healthcare providers are also present, guiding the discussions, giving practical advice, and creating a space where everyone feels safe to share.

Why a 6-week pilot program? MFHT wants to see if this approach is effective in supporting members of our communities who are on the path to recovery. The only way to know is by trying it out and getting feedback on how we can improve or what else we can offer to better support our communities.

If you’re interested, we encourage you to drop by the Rural Recovery group on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at MFHT’s new group space. Take a look at the poster for more details.