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Recovery Programs At First Church

Special Recovery Services at Eastrose Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Do you long to worship with other people impacted by addiction? Are you seeking a compassionate community which openly discusses the pain, trauma and criminality associated with active addiction? If so, please plan on attending the Universalist Recovery Church (URC) services. We meet every Sunday, at 4 p.m., at the Eastrose Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1133 NE 181st Ave. in Gresham. Eastrose is located near bus line #77 (NE Halsey) and the Blue Line.
For more information, please contact Rev. Barbara Stevens at 503-734-9634, or visit our website at www.urcportland.org 

40 Years of a Failed War on Drugs –

In 1971 President Nixon declared drug abuse as America’s “public enemy number one.”  This marked the beginning of the War on Drugs.  Forty years and $1 trillion later, we are living in the ruins of that war.  Drug addiction has risen, not fallen.  Worse yet, we have offered these addicts time behind bars instead of treatment.  Yes, the enemy in this War on Drugs has become the people addicted to drugs, not the drugs themselves.   Take a look at these statistics, recently compiled by Partnership for Safety and Justice:

 

·Percent increase in number of people behind bars for drug law violations since 1980……1100%

·Amount spend by the federal government in 2010 on the War of Drugs……$15 billion

·Number of students who have lost federal financial aid because of a drug conviction……200,000+

·Percent of Oregon’s prison population that has a substance abuse problem……73.6%

·Percent of Oregonians who needed publicly funded drug and alcohol treatment  and got  it in 2011…18%

·Percent of Oregonians who needed publicly funded drug and alcohol treatment and got it in 2009……24%

·Number of medical uses for marijuana accepted by the DEA……0

 

Oregon can no longer afford the War on Drugs.  We need to educate our policymakers about the value of prevention, treatment and recovery programs. 
If you’d like to get involved, go to www.safetyandjustice.org  


Weekly Recovery Group Schedule

Throughout the week, we host a variety of recovery groups—the primary purpose of which is to help people to gain freedom from their addictions.  Each of these groups provide  safe, secure and supportive spaces in which participants can  share  life experiences, strengths and hopes for addiction recovery.  Each of these groups exist independently of First Unitarian Church; all are welcome.

Sundays:
• 5:15- 6:15 p.m.………………Rainbow Alanon, Channing Room
• 7:00-8:00 p.m. ………………All Addictions Big Book Study Group, B003

Wednesdays:
• 7:00-8:00 p.……………………Spiritual Seekers Alcoholics Anonymous, B003
• 8:00-9:00 p.……………………Love & Joy Narcotics Anonymous., A108

Thursdays:
• 7:00-8:00 p.m………………….Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), A108

Fridays:
• 7:30-8:30 p.m…………………Rebellion Dogs Addictions Anonymous, A108

Saturdays:
• 7:30-8:30 p.m…………………Downtown Saturday Night Alcoholics Anonymous, A108


For a full schedule of these and other recovery groups in the Portland area, please use the website links posted below:

1. AA Central Office for Portland:
www.pdxaa.com

2. Narcotics Anonymous Central office for Portland : www.portlandna.com

3. Alanon Family Groups, Portland
www.al-anonportlandoregon.org

4. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Portland –
www.foodaddicts.org


 

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