Based on community dialogue at several visioning meetings, the VRA Board of Director’s decided to start a peer led “All Recovery” Meeting. This type of mutual aid meeting is “non-denominational”, meaning that all pathways of recovery are embraced there. This type of meeting is not affiliated with any “Anonymous” program. Coming from a place of mutual respect and understanding, this meeting welcomes all who struggle with substance use disorder (SUD), are affected by SUD and/or support the recovery lifestyle.
VISIONING MEETING: Get Involved!
On the first Tuesday of each month, Volusia Recovery Alliance/VRA offers a community visioning meeting focusing on new exciting programs in the works to support our community. We exist to serve all those seeking recovery from the impact of addition including family, friends and allies and we need your input and support to make this happen! Please join us the first Tuesday of each month at 5:15pm at the United Way, 3747 W. International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL 32124.
We are currently meeting via ZOOM on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:15
Volusia Recovery Alliance’s first fundraising event created connection, educated the community about VRA and raised funds for the exciting programs in the works to help those seeking recovery from the impact of addiction including family, friends and allies. VRA is helping to create a Recovery Ready Community!
International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, the Volusia Recovery Alliance (VRA) held our first annual event, ‘Keeping Hope: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day’ on Saturday, August 31. In partnership with Floridians for Recovery, this special event was co-sponsored by VRA and the Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church
A safe space was created to remember, honor and grieve the lives of loved ones who died by overdose.
A safe space was created to learn about overdose and what we as a community can do to help prevent it. Training on how to save a life with Narcan was offered along with harm reduction resources.
We had many resources available to offer for substance/alcohol use disorder, family support and grief support.
We heard inspiring testimony from a person in recovery whose life was saved by Narcan. We heard touching testimonies from family members who have experienced the loss of a loved one by overdose.
Sheriff Chitwood spoke about how law enforcement, fire and emergency services are working together to save lives (they all carry Narcan) while at the same time reducing the stigma associated with Substance use disorder.
We heard from Dr. Kristin McCabe-Kline, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, ACHE how much resources are needed to support those with substance use disorder from the top on down. She shared how the science behind substance use disorder is showing there are more effective treatments options available with the very much needed funding and time.
We received feedback that the attendees were grateful for the event, grateful to see people coming together for this cause and that it was touching, heartwarming and heart breaking at the same time.
Thank you all for helping to make our community event the success that it was.