Monday, August 11, 2008

Spreading the word about addiction, recovery and Matt Talbot

This message is to alert readers of the Venerable Matt Talbot Resource Center website about the U.S. National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, which is September of each year. Their site at provides a wealth of information and activities for helping people learn about the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction and recovery.

Whereas some might choose to initiate and participate in community events, others might do so through their church, especially if one's church does not have a recovery ministry or services. This might be a good time to spread the word specifically about Matt Talbot and his approach to recovery in whatever format would be acceptable to your priest (and perhaps parish council). Note the two following links:

Recovery Month Guide for Clergy and Faith-Based Groups
... As the founding director of the Matt Talbot Recovery Center, I-along with the center itself-am celebrating 20 years of this work. ... - 90k -

Personal Stories at Recovery Month
... Recovery had taught me to live my life passionately. Gregory K. Alex, MA, CDC Executive Director The Matt Talbot Recovery Center. ... - 46k -

We would greatly appreciate an email from those of you who are involved in such efforts to help others learn about addiction and recovery as well as informing others about Matt Talbot.