“Just For The Health Of It” Community Discussions with Debra Matteson and Gail Senecal 

Bonus Episode : Talking with Debra Matteson and Gail Senecal About Recovery Coaching

October 19, 2020

Debra Matteson and Gail Senecal

What is the opposite of addiction? What is a community recovery coach? How can I become a recovery ally? These questions and more are answered in my conversation with Debra Matteson, Hancock County Community Recovery Coach Coordinator for Healthy Acadia and Gail Senecal, a volunteer Recovery Coach on Deer Isle-Stonington.

Show Notes:

To access a recovery coach, find out more about becoming a coach or sign up for an upcoming class through Healthy Acadia, please email Debra Matteson at debra@healthyacadia.org or call her at 207-479-6278.

Healthy Acadia’s website can be found at: www.healthyacadia.org

To find out more about the Deer Isle Stonington Community Coalition on Substance Use please email me, Anne West, at ihwf1966@gmail.com.

Third Annual Maine Harm Reduction Conference, Friday, October 30th, 8:00am  – 2:00pm: https://www.une.edu/events/2020/third-annual-maine-harm-reduction-conference

To access additional harm reduction information, please follow the link below. I was unable to link the Maine Opioid Summit that the Governor’s Office hosted and Debra referenced as it was already past. Listeners may be able to find it by searching YouTube.


Gail’s book recommendation: The East Side of Addiction” by James DiReda, Henry Grosse and Jack Maroney.

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