D7 group shares stories of recovery with students

woman speaks from podium with other presenters seated in front of class
By Stephanie Taylor-Silva, Reentry Specialist, Probation and Parole District 7

I have been volunteering at Mrs. King’s Skyline High School health class for the past three years. 

Mrs. King takes a unique approach to drug and alcohol addiction education and the high-risk behaviors associated with it.

It is an approach that has proven to work.

Every year after her class a student reaches out asking for help. Either for themselves or a family member or friend.

Sharing your recovery story can bring healing for you and others. It is also scary but a very critical step in recovery.

Last week, I had the privilege of listening to several people who are or were under supervision in District 7 share their stories. 

They wanted to do something positive to give back to the community.  

They were nervous at first but felt very empowered after sharing. Each one of them did a great job! 

Thank you to Skyline High School Mrs. King for supporting recovery and being such a wonderful educator! 

One of the best things you can do to help someone, is empower them to speak up and be vulnerable. 

Story published: 11/13/2019
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