C.H.O.I.C.E.S – Cherokee
Family Support for Substance Use Disorder
Encompass Ministries/Papa’s Pantry
6551 Commerce Parkway
Woodstock, Georgia 30189
Tuesday 7pm – 8pm
C.H.O.I.C.E.S. – Cherokee is a family-based support group for anyone who is navigating the journey with a loved one who has struggled or is currently struggling with Substance Use Disorder. We support one another by sharing our experiences in a non-judgmental, loving way. Our goal is to provide support and educate the community on Substance Use Disorder and Recovery. We offer a safe, stigma free environment with topics that span all aspects of addiction education and recovery resources. We support all pathways to recovery for our loved ones and for ourselves.
C.H.O.I.C.E.S – Cherokee
C – Confidentiality: Anything discussed in the group, stays in the group
H – Honesty: We practice honesty by accurately describing our thoughts and feelings
O – Openness: We encourage all to be open to feedback with each other and ourselves
I – Involvement: We appreciate when all are involved and present and active in participation
C – Care: We care for one another by holding each other accountable while providing support without judgement
E.– Encouragement: Sharing our experiences for others to find encouragement to continue their journey
S – Sensitivity We practice empathy and seek to hear, understand and feel with each other in a sensitive environment.
C.H.O.I.C.E.S. – Cherokee was formed out of a severe lack of family supports and resources available in the county. C.H.O.I.C.E.S – Cherokee supports the metro Atlanta area and gathers at Encompass Ministries in the Master’s Training Center each Tuesday from 7 pm – 8 pm. Together, we will support one another and lean on each other to grow spiritually, emotionally, educationally, and physically through the journey.
August 2019 Speakers include:
8/20: Stephanie Sheridan – The Extension, Marietta
8/27: Erinn Warren – DTS, Inc. Interventions/Sober Transport
September & October Speakers Include:
Fair & John Brocard – Prodigal Child Ministries
Lisa Marie Walsh – Medically Assisted Treatment Options
Barbi Harrison – Codependency & Setting Boundaries
Denese Faulkner – Self Care 101
Charmon Talley – The Sobriety Resource, Georgia Association of Recovery Residences
Christina Bell – Cobb Community Services Board, Mother’s Making a Change
Jennifer Hodge & Yvette Williams – Realty for Rehab
Check back often for an update of presenters. We are actively scheduling speakers and panelist from the Medical, Legal & Law, Education, Treatment & Recovery Resources, Faith Based, and Self-Care/Alternative Recovery Resources. If you are interested in presenting, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lisa Marie Walsh