I met Sherman Stennis in January of 2014. Mr. Stennis was my first client as a Peer Recovery Coach at Home of New Vision (HNV). I noticed right away that he was on fire for recovery.
Sherman has a history of over forty years in dealing with addiction. It was blatantly obvious that he was ready to change his life style so we immediately started working a viable recovery plan. He would attend a Men’s Group here at the agency that I facilitated, and attend twelve step meetings of his choice throughout the course of the week. Sherman also had an awesome team of HNV professionals working with him which included a therapist, case manager, and other supports (the professionals here at HNV love being around him because he has a very magnetic personality and has a positive impact on everyone he comes into contact with).
During the entire time, he lived in the shelter at the Delonis Center with Continue reading →
We understand that right about now (the day before Thanksgiving), things start getting crazy. So… if you’re going to fight this holiday season, here’s A Fight Worth Getting Into!
We wish you joy, happiness and a stress free holiday!
Tons of Love,
Home of New Vision
Heroin use in our community is becoming an epidemic. Deaths from heroin overdoses are increasing to the point that even those of us who work in addiction treatment are having a hard time keeping track of how many people we are losing to overdose each week. Those who claim that there is not a heroin problem in our county are simply hiding their heads in the sand. There is overwhelming evidence that we have a profound heroin problem in our area. Pretending it doesn’t exist doesn’t make it less true.
Nobody wants to admit that something like this could be a serious concern in our beautiful city of Ann Arbor, much less in a bucolic community like Saline. The problem is, people still think that in order to be a heroin addict you must have chosen to run with an awful crowd or have been raised by abusive parents in the inner city. The fact is: it just ain’t so! These misconceptions make it difficult to believe that the same kid that makes honor roll Continue reading →
Currently in Washtenaw County, there are several options for individuals who are interested in recovery from substance use disorder. These options are all part of an individual’s pathway to recovery. It is vital that communities and agencies promote and support multiple pathways to recovery.