Link House, Inc. hosts Trauma Training for Local Non-profit Agencies

On November 1, Link House, Inc. hosted a training entitled “Understanding Trauma-Informed Care: Practices, Theory and Client-Centered Care” given by Nicole LeBlanc, MSW, LICSW, a Trauma Integration Specialist at the Institute for Health and Recovery in Cambridge.  Many local non-profit agencies were in attendance.  The training included information on trauma and substance use, the impact of trauma on the brain, trauma reactions, trauma and relationships, trauma and parenting, inadvertent re-traumatization, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma, and self regulation/self-care.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail to Fight Addiction – proceeds to benefit Link House, Inc.

On April 2, 2018, Liz Kidder will be taking off to start her journey on the Appalachian Trail! She will attempt to hike the 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine in about six months.  Her mission while doing this is to raise awareness and donations for substance abuse and addiction.  100% of donations will go directly to THE LINK HOUSE to help people in our own community with their recoveries.

Please consider supporting Liz Kidder on her journey by clicking on the link below:

https://www.gofundme.com/ATforRecovery

Fatherhood Project – Link House Inc. partners with Massachusetts General Hospital

Link House Inc has recently partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital to provide clients at the Link House with access to the Massachusetts General Hospital-based Fatherhood Project. This project is focused on empowering fathers to become more active, engaged and committed parents and has proved to be an invaluable resource to our clients. Please click on this link to learn more about the Fatherhood Project at Massachusetts General Hospital: The Fatherhood Project – MGH

Please read the blog post here which gives some insight into the experience at the Link House:

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FUEL Training Supports Link House Inc.

On Sunday, September 25, Fuel Training Studio offered a free outdoor community fitness class to benefit Link House Inc. 100% of donations directly benefited Link House Inc. This was a wonderful experience for our organization and we greatly appreciate the time and energy of all who participated! A big thank you to FUEL for their efforts to support our cause.

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Upcoming FREE Yoga Course for Family Members & Loved Ones of those Struggling with Addiction – PAUSE YOGA (Amesbury)

This 10-week course will be taught at Pause Yoga in Amesbury beginning on Thursday, October 6th, 7 – 8:30 pm. This course is open to anyone who has a loved one or family member who is struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol. No yoga experience or flexibility is required! This course will be led by Anne Rundle, Owner of Asteya Yoga in Merrimac, who is also a registered nurse and holistic provider at an addiction treatment facility.

 

Throughout this course participants will:

  • Enjoy weekly gentle, relaxing yoga class
  • Feel supported and nurtured
  • Learn strategies for managing stress in the home
  • Learn techniques for self-care
  • Learn resources for living with addictive behavior
  • Participate in discussion & networking
  • Receive a copy of the book “Addict in the Family”

Please share this flyer with those you feel could benefit from this course, and post on your bulletin boards and networks. Contact me to register, either by phone or email. Space is limited to 18 participants.

For more information, please open the flyer:

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Growing need for ‘sober houses’

The increase seen at Link House isn't an isolated phenomenon. As Massachusetts wrestles with a deadly outbreak of heroin and prescription drug abuse, increasing demand for long-term recovery beds has health officials turning to group treatment homes such as Link House, and "sober homes" for much-needed housing and recovery. There are several of the latter in greater Newburyport, including The Elms and Progress House in Amesbury.

At Link House, too few beds to serve needs

Gary Gastman, the new executive director for Link House, Inc., sees the frustrating every day. The non-profit umbrella corporation headquartered in Salisbury, Link House, Inc. runs substance abuse recovery initiatives for both men and women at facilities in Newburyport, Salisbury and Amesbury, including Link House, the Maris Center for Women, Progress House, the Elms of Amesbury and Moore's Way.