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David Douglas

Senior Lecturer, Central Washington University in Ellensburg

Recovery transitions

PRESENTED ON JAN 18, 2019
IN ELLENSBURG @ VOL 16

David's presentation started with honoring his mothers life.  David's mom recently passed and he wanted to ensure the world knew how amazing a woman she was in her life.    David's talk transitioned into a history of his own life from being a young boy with hopes and dreams, all the way to being on the streets in his late 20's with no hope and dreams lost. His presentation followed his path to being a person in long term recovery from a substance use disorder through having access to support from multiple entities along the way. David's story was highly impactful in helping attendees see a real life example of recovery in action for himself, others in his family, and many around the world! 

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Laurel Creech, Chief Service Officer of the Mayor's Office, speaks about Cities of Service, started by 19 different Mayors across the United States, including Mayor Karl Dean. Specifically describes Nashville's flood recovery efforts through programs such as Impact Nashville, the Mayor's Workplace Challenge, and Neighborhood Challenge.

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Mental Illness Recovery Journals

BY BRYNN MCDONNELL
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Speaker Brynn McDonnell walks us through her experiences with mental illness through humor, personal stories, and research.

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BY RAPHAEL NOLDEN
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Entrepreneur Raphael Nolden  shares some visions for a future for earthquake struken Christchurch

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Alcoholism to Ironman: A Story of Recovery

BY DAVE CLAYTON
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 16, 2016

Dave Clayton has lived and worked in the SJBH area for the past 32 years and is originally from Dexter, Mi. He  is a loving husband, father of two and embodies a sober, adrenalin junkie. His family’s Irish heritage reveals a long line of drinking and smoking, while  his own childhood was filled with substances, not substance. He tells a story of  transformation from unhealthy to healthy life choices; from smoking joints to aching joints.

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Dayton Invincible Regulating Stiders

BY MICHAEL MCCORKLE
@ VOL 29 ON DEC 15, 2016

Mike McCorkle's shares his journey from addiction to a World Champion drill team. His passion inspires, teaches and changes lives in Dayton, Ohio.

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Dog is My Co-Pilot

BY KIYOTO MASUNAGA
ON APR 28, 2017

Kiyoto Masunaga shares about dog ownership while living in temporary housing in earthquake-hit Kumamoto, Japan. 

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Facing Recovery

BY JOANNE ARNOLD
@ VOL 38 ON MAY 25, 2017

Joanne Arnold shares how one woman and a minivan mobilized the recovery community and drove them to work.
 
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The Recovery Revolution: Building Tribe in a Disconnected World

BY RAYNARD PACKARD
IN AKRON

We have found ourselves in the throes of an epidemic, the likes of which we have not seen in modern times.  While overdose deaths rage on, we continue to respond with a system of care so broken, with resources so painfully thin, for folks with a severity of problems so complex - we are tossing folks into a chasm that is fundamentally designed to make them fail - and when they do fail - what do we do?  We cage them.  We take their children away.  We rob them of their very humanity.  Fortunately, pockets of resistance are forming, and together - we have launched the Recovery Revolution.

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When words cannot express

BY KHADIJA KHAN
@ VOL 12 ON MAR 11, 2019

Following the tragic sudden death of her husband, Khadija Khan discovered her creative spirit through painting. She shares her story of grief and recovery along with a sequence of beautiful images she is making and exhibiting.