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Turning Point Center of Chittenden County's Blog


Mishka’s Story

November 16, 2022

Mishka is a peer Recovery Coach who works in the Emergency Department at the UVM Medical Center. Her work there involves connecting with patients who are experiencing substance use emergencies. She offers them compassionate, peer-to-peer support and follow-up services. In this video, Mishka tells the story of a woman who would not talk with the […]

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On being a donor

November 4, 2022

By Craig Weatherly, TPCCC Board Member We all respond to pain and pleasure. We choose to do things that bring us pleasure. As human beings, we like to feel good, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Consider the times you donate money to causes and organizations that are important to you. You don’t resent doing […]

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What is Peer Recovery?

October 11, 2022

Recovery isn’t a linear process. Like many things in life, it’s far more complicated than simply getting from point A to point B. Regardless of our intentions, there will be bad days. Days when the struggle to stay clean, stay sober, feel so unattainable you ask yourself: “Why even try?”  The weight of these feelings […]

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Claudia Marshall

Support the Turning Point Center? Here’s why I do. 

September 14, 2022

I support the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County: with my time, as a board member, and with my money, as a regular donor. My reasons may align with your reasons– or not. But I’ll bet the decision to donate – and how much – is something you take seriously. After all, we want our […]

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On Being an Addict

August 2, 2022

If you absolutely had to tell someone what it’s like to be you right now, would it sound like this? “My life is over anyway. So, if I overdose, so what?” “I hate myself and all the lies I tell to justify my actions.” “It’s not about getting high anymore. It’s about avoiding the alternative.” […]

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