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Meghann Perry

RCP, Trainer, Program Designer

Revolution Recovery

PATHWAY:

Multiple Pathways

Many of us might identify a single, primary support as our pathway of recovery. Perhaps it's a mutual aid fellowship, a spiritual practice with like-minded individuals, or a clinical support. But when we really look at the many ways people recover and we consider things like natural recovery (those who have experienced problematic substance use but have stopped or reduced their use without the aid of a formal intervention or treatment), we must consider the other elements that are supporting people's journeys to greater health and wellness.
Our pathways are as unique as we are individuals. We incorporate a wide variety of things into our daily lives and actually need different things at different times in order to sustain recovery. Throughout the stages of ones' recovery, you will find that individuals' pathways are often a tapestry woven from many different types of supports, many of which are not recognized as established recovery pathways.
Established pathways don't always meet the full scope of our needs throughout our time in recovery and they may not honor or mirror individual values, beliefs, identities and culture. So what else could be considered a pathway? Does it have to be an established pathway to be considered valid?
In this workshop, we'll explore a different approach to recognizing and forging recovery pathways. Participants will identify their own needs for recovery wellness as specific, individual components and identify the different ways in which we fulfill them. We'll look at the many things we do in our daily lives that make up our tapestry; our own \"multiple pathways\" of recovery.
There is no one way to recover and no single definition of recovery, and the possibilities of pathways are as infinite as the number of people seeking or in recovery. When we are able to recognize that our pathways can be such unique tapestries, we find common threads, connecting with others across the full spectrum of what recovery looks like today, common ground, connecting with our communities and ultimately, connecting with ourselves.

Meghann Perry

BIOGRAPHY: 

Meghann Perry, CARC, RCPF, is a Program Designer and Educator in the fields of Storytelling, Theatre, and Recovery Coaching, and is a CCAR-Certified Facilitator and creator of original Recovery Coach Training. She creates unique learning, growth and performance experiences for people of all ages in Addiction Prevention, Treatment, Recovery, and the Performing Arts. Her work is infused with the Art and Science of Recovery Coaching and the belief that everyone is a resource in their own healing and transformation. Meghann spent the past year integrating Theatre and Storytelling practices into Youth and Young Adult residential treatment services for the MA Dept. of Public Health and has worked extensively with adolescents and young adults as a Recovery Coach and Theatre Practitioner. She is the creator of the nationally-renowned Recovery Storytelling workshop process currently being researched as an evidence-based recovery support by the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice at Northeastern University. You can learn more about her at www.meghannperry.com

Infinite Pathways of Recovery