Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cooling down from McShin's 8th Annual Pool Party

Saturday was a great day of sober fun in the sun at McShin's 8th Annual Pool Party. A special thanks to our fabulous host and hostess, John and Kathy Rueger. The band was great, there were tons of gifts raffled off, and everyone splashed around in the pool. Congratulations to Kim M. and Jimmy M. for receiving the Outstanding McShin Alumni Award. We appreciate and love you both.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A few thoughts

I'm preparing for The McShin Foundation Leadership Training Institute's “Authentic Peer Recovery Coaching And Peer Leadership Training,” scheduled this Thursday. I'm teaching the portion about the history of addiction treatment in the United States. The evolution of addiction treatment over the last couple hundred years is so fascinating. I cannot express how grateful I am for those who came before me and the paved the way so I had the opportunity to seek recovery.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This may be the biggest day of our advocacy efforts here in Virginia! Governor Bob McDonnell and members of his Cabinet are meeting for a Bill Signing Ceremony to commemorate the legislative achievements of the 2012 General Assembly Session to combat drug use and addiction in the Commonwealth. Among the legislation to be signed are: • Measures to increase the mandatory minimum sentences for repeat drug dealers • Criminalize bath salts • Strengthen procedures to combat the use of methamphetamine • *Establish a Substance Abuse Recovery Support Services Grant Program* Join us for this important event Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at 2:30 PM at Hanover County Sheriff’s Office located at 7522 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Real Results

Real Results about the effectiveness of peer to peer recovery.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Miss McShin

Hello all, my name is Patty and I am an addict. I have inherited the responsibility and privilege of maintaining the McShin Blog.I will keep everyone up to date with all McShin and ARCVA happenings and post recovery videos including the stories of recovering addicts sharing their stories of experience, strength and hope. I want to take a quick moment to thank Jenny P. for all her efforts in launching and maintaining the McShin Blog. Thank you. I am so proud of you and I admire your recovery.