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When Kelley-Rae Green started her recovery from drugs and alcohol addiction 15 months ago, she didn’t know what resources were available to help her. Clean since then — after using meth, pot and alcohol since she was 12 years old — she came to the Rally for Recovery to show support for others. “Boise is awesome for recovery,” she says. “I couldn’t ask for a better life now.” Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com


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New Crisis Intervention Team/Recovery Month

Dorian Willes, Executive Board Vice-President of PEER Wellness Center, shares his story on KTVB, Channel 7.

CDC says 44 people die each day to prescription opioid overdose

First recovery community centers show success

Looking to create more centers throughout state, reach more rural areas of Idaho


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Chris Johnson is 39 years old. Since he was a teenager, he has struggled with addiction and mental illness. Only now — finally — after he was sentenced to mental health court, is he learning tools to help him live clean and sober.


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Peer Wellness Center, a volunteer-based nonprofit recovery community center, will open June 25 at 963 S. Orchard St.

It is one of four recovery community centers scheduled to open in Idaho this year with startup funding from a Millennium Fund grant through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Idaho Association of Counties. Peer Wellness Center received $123,000 in startup grant funds, according to Terrence Sharrer, peer volunteer coordinator.


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