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Writers for Recovery

Writers for Recovery

949 Somers Road, Barnet (VT), 05821, United States

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(802) 357-4616

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About We provide writing workshops, trainings, and talks to help people process trauma, build self-esteem, and practice healthy, sustained recovery.
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Mission Writers for Recovery provides writing workshops, trainings, and talks to recovery groups, residential treatment facilities, and recovery organizations. We help people discover the power of the written word to process trauma, build self-esteem, and support healthy, sustained recovery. Participants in Writers for Recovery workshops write deeply personal stories of struggle and perseverance, doubt and inspiration, and the slow but steady work of renewal and healing. They share their stories with the public through literary readings, the Writers for Recovery blog, our annual print anthology, One Imagined Word at a Time, and our newest collaborative venture, the Writers for Recovery Podcast on VTDigger.org.

Since 2014, Writers for Recovery has brought workshops, public readings, trainings, and talks to communities from Newport in the Northeast Kingdom to Brattleboro on Vermont’s southern border. We’ve held workshops in state correctional facilities and recovery centers. We’ve done readings in libraries, gallery spaces, and the Vermont State House. We’ve given talks to recovery professionals, educators, and community leaders. And we’ve shared our message in newspapers, TV, radio, and online. Our work has helped people across Vermont gain new perspectives on addiction and recovery. And it’s helped reduce the stigma of addiction by showing that people in recovery can make valuable contributions to their communities and lead rich, fulfilling lives.
Description Writers for Recovery provides writing workshops, trainings, and talks to recovery groups, residential treatment facilities, and recovery organizations. We help people discover the power of the written word to process trauma, build self-esteem, and support healthy, sustained recovery. Participants in Writers for Recovery workshops write deeply personal stories of struggle and perseverance, doubt and inspiration, and the slow but steady work of renewal and healing. They share their stories with the public through literary readings, the Writers for Recovery blog, our annual print anthology, One Imagined Word at a Time, and our newest collaborative venture, the Writers for Recovery Podcast on VTDigger.org.

Since 2014, Writers for Recovery has brought workshops, public readings, trainings, and talks to communities from Newport in the Northeast Kingdom to Brattleboro on Vermont’s southern border. We’ve held workshops in state correctional facilities and recovery centers. We’ve done readings in libraries, gallery spaces, and the Vermont State House. We’ve given talks to recovery professionals, educators, and community leaders. And we’ve shared our message in newspapers, TV, radio, and online. Our work has helped people across Vermont gain new perspectives on addiction and recovery. And it’s helped reduce the stigma of addiction by showing that people in recovery can make valuable contributions to their communities and lead rich, fulfilling lives.

In 2016, more than 59,000 Americans died from drug overdose. Addiction has devastated our communities, pushed our healthcare systems to the limit, and torn countless families apart. In such an environment, the need for recovery resources is more important than ever. Our goal as an organization is to expand the work of Writers for Recovery across New England so that we can provide more support to help individuals and communities win the battle against addiction. This means training more workshop leaders, providing more workshops

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