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THERE'S H.O.P.E. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 7:00 P.M.
Monday, September 16th, will be a general share and support meeting.  We look forward to seeing how things are going in our respective worlds and what we can do to be there for each other.
  • FREE NARCAN, THE OVERDOSE ANTIDOTE, AVAILABLE AT OUR MEETINGS!




SAD NEWS TO SHARE
Lynnette, wonderful daughter of our dearly loved H.O.P.E. founding member Diane M., has passed away.  Lynnette was an amazing woman.  Having successfully entered long-term recovery from the disease of addiction, she was subsequently diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.  She battled an aggressive form of that disease with amazing courage, strength, and success until just recently.  Please keep Lynnette and those feeling her loss in your thoughts and prayers.

ST. LOUIS WELLNESS CENTER SESSIONS IN SEPTEMBER! 

Free monthly session on Sept. 14th and Eight-Week Solutions Group Sessions Starting Sept. 26th!

FREE MONTHLY SESSION SATURDAY, SEPT. 14
This month's Information Meeting topic is "Co-Dependency Symptoms & Shame."   These sessions have been given great reviews by H.O.P.E. Group members who have attended them, and are available once a month for a nominal donation ($5 is recommended).  Since addiction impacts the entire family, these meetings are designed to find workable solutions to help families find peace.   Click here for Flyer for reference or to share with others. 
WHEN:          Saturday, Sept. 14, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE:        425 Marshall Ave., Webster Groves, MO, 63119
TOPIC:          Co-Dependency Symptoms & Shame


EIGHT-WEEK SOLUTIONS GROUP, THURSDAYS, STARTING SEPT. 26 (REGISTER BY MONDAY, SEPT. 23)
The series theme is: "Family Solutions: Your Loved Ones' Addiction"  These sessions cover the following:
Session 1: Letting Go of Urgency and Embrace Sanity
Session 2:To Whom Am I Responsible?
Session 3: Setting Strong Healthy Boundaries
Session 4: Importance of Healthy Detaching
Session 5: Actions Create Change
Session 6: Peace in the Midst of Change
Session 7: Self Care - It Matters
Session 8: Tools For My Tool Box
Click here for Flyer for reference or to share with others.  Click here for registration form.
WHEN:              Thursdays, Sept. 26th - Nov. 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE:            425 Marshall Ave., Webster Groves, MO, 63119
TOPIC:              Family Solutions: Your Loved Ones' Addiction
FACILITATOR: Valerie Wells, CADC  Ph - 314-605-6949
FEE:                  $350 for 8 weeks of group and individual assessment
                          prior to start of group (check, cash, credit card)


TWO HOPE CREATES EVENTS COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER!

First, Saturday, September 21, 2019, enjoy delicious food, great company, dynamic presenters and a fantastic silent auction at our inaugural Celebrate the Art of Sobriety Gala Luncheon.
WHEN:          Saturday, September 21, 2019
                       * 11:15 am-12:00 pm: Check-in, networking and silent auction
                       * Noon to 1 pm: Luncheon
WHERE:        The .Zack Urban Ballroom: 3224 Locust Street, St. Louis MO 63103
WHAT:          Celebrate the Art of Sobriety Gala Luncheon

Second, Sunday, September 22, 2019, experience the original artwork and music of our "over one-year sober" recovering young adults at our third annual Expressive Arts Exhibition and Concert.
WHEN:          Sunday, September 22, 2019
                      * Gallery Exhibition: 3-5:45 pm | Admission is Free
                      * Concert: 6-8 pm | Concert Admission is $22
WHERE:        The .Zack Urban Ballroom: 3224 Locust Street, St. Louis MO 63103
WHAT:          Expressive Arts Exhibition and Concert
Here's a link to the Hope Creates website!

ARTICLE FEATURING ST. LOUIS & CHAD SABORA ON FRONT PAGE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES!
An article about the precarious state of continued funding for treatment featuring St. Louis and Chad Sabora! 
Click here to read the article.

SUPPORT NCADA THROUGH AMAZON AND SCHNUCKS!
NCADA (National Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse - St. Louis) participates in the Smile project with Amazon where Amazon makes a donation when you shop at smile.amazon.com

Also,  NCADA is a proud member of the Schnucks eScrip program that makes our communities stronger.  Getting started with the My Schnucks Card program is easy. Once you sign up, you earn up to 3% of your purchase amount for NCADA.Together, we can make a difference!









FACES & VOICES OF RECOVERY - ANOTHER RESOURCE

The H.O.P.E. group generally doesn't endorse other organizations, but we do like to make you aware of other resources out there.  The Faces & Voices of Recovery organization's Website has lots of options for engagement (Blogs, Webcasts, etc.), and is just one of many such organizations working on the disease of addiction.  Our Other Resources tab above, lists many additional  resources you may want to check out.


"START HERE" RESOURCE DIRECTORIES

These directories are for the Metropolitan St. Louis area.  They are produced by Inside Dharma,
a Buddhist outreach organization that works with individuals both inside and outside of the
state correctional institutions, and provide services to homeless persons in the St. Louis area. 
Copies of the booklet should be available at our meeting site, but the information can also
be found and even printed off of their website http://www.startherestl.org/.  Please check it out! 
It contains lots of good and helpful information! http://www.startherestl.org/


LINK TO OUR H.O.P.E. WEBSITE FOR SHARING (http://www.hopegroupstl.org/)
http://www.hopegroupstl.org/
H.O.P.E.fully yours,  
Joe
314-800-6274

Diane
314-629-8098

John
314-550-4382

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