ADULT SPECIALTY COURT SERVICES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DETROIT WAYNE INTEGRATED HEALTH NETWORK HOST 2nd HOLIDAY RELAPSE PREVENTION FORUM
Adult Specialty Court Services were honored to co-host their 2nd Holiday Relapse Prevention Forum for program participants on December 11, 2020, via Zoom. This would not have been possible without the partnership with the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) and its leaders, Darlene Owens, Director of Substance Abuse Disorders, Initiatives and Andrea Smith, Director of Training and Program Development.
There were over 30 participants in attendance, in addition to Court staff, presenters, and community partners.
The purpose of this forum was to provide participants with firsthand accounts by those who have overcome their addiction and/or successfully managed their mental health issues and how to recognize triggers associated with the holidays; celebrations, depression, feelings of loneliness during a pandemic.
The attendees were fortunate to have four amazing speakers; Dr. Andre Johnson, presidential award winning, CEO of Detroit Recovery Project; Dr. Carla Spight-Mackey, Clinical Specialist, DWIHN; Andre Rison, Flint, Michigan native and NFL star; and Kristal Reyes, from NSO Stay Well Substance Abuse.
Each speaker left the audience with some nuggets of wisdom; such as, "Get Your Armor On." "No Excuses."-Dr. Carla Spight-Mackey; "We recover one day at a time." "No slips, no dips, no weekend trips."-Dr. Andre Johnson; and "You have to have the patience for the commitment."-Andre Rison.
Ms. Reyes left us with a 24/7 hotline for those in need. You can reach the Stay Well Hotline at (888) 535-6136, press #8 for a live counselor. All calls are confidential.
We look forward to providing this forum next year.