OCEANS OF RECOVERY MEETING
Fishing Partnership offers an Oceans of Recovery Meeting weekly. It is a one-hour peer to peer support group led by a Navigator and trained Recovery Coach Rob Jardin. These sessions encourage healthy discussions on education, peer and family support, recovery and freedom from substance use disorder. Commercial fishermen and members of fishing families are invited to join New Bedford Navigator Rob for support and conversations on strategies to attain freedom from substance use disorder. Meetings take place on Zoom.
ABOUT SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
Substance use disorder [SUD] is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana, opioids and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you suffer from substance use disorder, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. At the Oceans of Recovery meeting, fishermen that have successfully found freedom from harmful substances share stories and offer support and conversation for overcoming SUD. Each week’s session can vary, periodically featured speakers and professionals join the conversation to offer strategies and resources for fishermen facing SUD.