It Takes a Family: a cooperative approach to lasting sobriety
Written by: Debra Jay
Treatment is a vital step in the recovery process for addicts. While treatment does provide stabilization and initial sobriety, too often it is not outfitted to provide long term recovery and support, a problem which may end up causing a future relapse. That is why Debra Jay’s It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to Sobriety is such a wonderful tool for clinicians, clients and their families. Her book focuses on the recovery of the family as a whole. She provides families and addicts with needed information for creating their own systems for long-term recovery support and monitoring.
Jordan Maahs, Lost and Found Intern
“The word definitely needs to get out” says Mary Jo, Licensed Professional Counselor at First Step Recovery. Mary Jo thought of Lost and found as a place dealing with only drugs and alcohol abuse. But when she walked into The Lost and Found Ministry library, she was surprised with what she saw.
The Lost and Found library started as a resource for addictions material but has expanded to include information on suicide, divorce, health, violence, parenting, and a variety of other topics for all ages. As a licensed counselor, she found what she affectionately refers to as the “golden nugget” of Moorhead.
“I always purchased my own materials” said Mary Jo. Because she does not have to buy each individual item, she’s able to better help those she serves in the FM area by providing them with a rich set of resources. Mary Jo’s story reflects that of other professionals in the area, who rely on the resources at Lost and Found.
But Mary Jo would be the first to tell you that the resources at Lost and Found are not just for professionals. At over a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of resources, the Lost and Found Library is a unique asset for just about anyone. Whether you’re a child, a parent, grandparent, teacher, business person, or just concerned citizen, you can find something useful for you or a loved one.
It’s surprising what can be found on the shelves. Stop by; be surprised!
Lost and Found Recovery Center is located at 111 7th St South Moorhead MN; feel free to call us at 218-287-2089