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WE GET RESULTS! 
FREE DOOR-TO-DOOR DELIVERY IN CENTRAL VERMONT 
Vol. 42, No. 39
403 US RTE 302 - BERLIN, BARRE, VT 05641 • 479-2582 OR 1-800-639-9753 • Fax (802) 479-7916
January 29, 2014
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COMEDY!
 World class comedians coming to
Montpelier High School 7:30PM
Benefit performance by physical comedians Hilary Chaplain, Rima Miller, Michael Zerphy, and Thomas Murphy.  A one night only benefit for the Twinfield Spanish Trip to Peru. This is appropriate for all ages and perfect for the mid winter blues.
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By Tom Herzigpage 2Bolton’s Snowshoe Shuffle 5K to Benefit American Lung Association page 19
New Reports Measure Health Risks andBehaviors of Vermonters
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O
piate addiction and all that goes with it – personal devasta-tion, family conflict, crime, incarceration, financial loss, health problems and more – is getting more attention state-wide since Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to the issue.One aspect of Vermont’s opiate affliction is an increase in the availability and use of heroin. Heroin is a form of morphine, a narcotic produced by opium poppies – infamously the leading agricultural crop of Afghanistan. Heroin is quickly assimilated into the bloodstream and then converted back to morphine.Heroin and opium production has been in the news of late, given the recent US Senate testimony by special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction John Sopko – “poppy cultivation is at its highest level since the U.S. invasion more than a decade ago, sparking corruption, criminal gangs and providing the insurgency with hard cash despite a $7 billion expen-diture to eradicate it.”But, as Turning Point Central Vermont Recovery Center Director Bob Purvis points out, history has shown that when a particular addictive substance is in short supply, others are soon sought out. Purvis isn’t suggesting that there’s nothing to be alarmed about by the present spike in opiate abuse, rather that addictive behav-ior has been with us for a long time.Consider the statistics compiled from studies from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).- One of every eight Americans has a significant problem with drugs or alco-hol. Forty percent of that group has the dual diagnosis of a concurrent mental disorder.- Over 27 million Americans either use illicit drugs regularly or are “heavy drinkers”. SAMSHA claims that nearly 16 million of them need immediate treatment.- Approximately 70 percent of illegal drug users are employed and contribute significantly to workplace absenteeism, accidents, decreased productivity, increased insurance expenses and employ-ee turnover costs.In his legislative address, Gov. Shumlin made proposals intend-ed to make treatment more readily available and also spoke of the importance of recovery – a lifelong, day-to-day process that requires the support of family, friends, counselors, co-workers and in some cases, medical care.Recovery is the term generally used to refer to the ongoing process of overcoming dependency, maintaining sobriety and improving one’s overall health.“Recovery is the least known, least understood and most critical part of dealing with addiction and bettering your life long term,” says Bob Purvis.“Vermont’s the only state with a network of recovery centers,” Purvis said. “We offer peer support. We’re not clinicians. We’re not formal treatment providers ourselves, but we collaborate with them as part of a whole-person approach. We help people regain their enthusiasm for life. We let them know what recovery is. Recovery is much more than just abstinence. It involves envision-ing a healthy, productive life and then achieving it.”The Vermont Recovery Network utilizes recovery coaches to help people identify and remove barriers to recovery, navigate through the human services system, access community resources and connect with mutual support groups. Coaches are peers in personal or family recovery, who work with people who have active addictions, people who are already in recovery, or with people who are concerned about someone else’s substance abuse.Vermont Recovery Network centers such as Turning Point in Barre have taken an active role in devel-oping and approving standards for the provision and supervision of recovery coaching.Friends of Recovery, a Montpelier non-profit, operates the Vermont Recovery Coach Academy, a 5-day, 30-hour interactive experience that allows participants to learn the purpose, tasks, tools and resources vital to providing recovery support services and develops the skills needed to link persons in recov-ery to the services and support.“Coaches are taught what questions to ask to find out where people are and help them get where they want to go,” Purvis said. “We try to be positive and respectful. It’s about accepting them where they’re at without passing judgment.”In the early stage of recovery, people need support in staying clean/sober while they may be experiencing fear, anxiety, guilt, insecurity or resentment.“People can forget that they have positives,” Purvis said. “We help them identify their strengths and then build on them.”For the newly drug-free or sober, family relationships, family priorities and socializing in general can be a real challenge, espe-cially if one’s spouse or significant other is actively addictive or recently drug-free/sober themselves – not to mention breaking up or starting a new relationship.The list of potential issues to deal with in recovery can be lengthy including finances, employment, medical problems, eat-ing a healthy diet, depression, loneliness and utilizing leisure time.“Sometimes there’s co-occurrence – mental issues to deal with along with dependencies,” Friends of Recovery Director Rita Johnson said. “That can mean there’s a greater chance to be eli-gible for programs and services – which is something that coaches/counselors can help people access.”“There can be relapses to deal with also,” Johnson noted. “Relapsing can be pervasive, but it doesn’t mean treatment failure. It’s a part of the recovery process to be prepared for. Recovery centers and coaches are vital in dealing with relapses.”“We don’t recover alone,” Purvis points out. “People get thrown back into the real world and need lots of support to take the actions needed to change their lives. You can analogize it in some ways to building a new house. You need some tools. We’re a place that you can go with no stress or obligation.”The Vermont Recovery Network has locations in Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Middlebury, Morrisville, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury and White River as well as in Barre – 489 North Main Street – 802-479-7373.
 Recovery Centers – 
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“People can forget that they have positives,” Purvis said. “We help them identify their strengths and then build on them.”
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January 29, 2014
The WORLD
page 3
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As of February 2014 you can find us at our new location:81 River Street (Heritage I Building) in Montpelier
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advice, do’s & don’ts, + monologue coaching from LNT’s artistic directors who’ve seen tens of thousands of auditions.
Music-theater CABARET Intensive
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 Mon-Fri, 1 - 5pm, Feb 24 – 28; show: 4pm Sat Mar 1vocal technique, interpretation, staging, patter. solo & group work culminate in original Cabaret focused on the american song book.  Directed by Taryn Noelle & Dan Boomhower 
classes and camps this spring and summer too!
Red Cross Seeks Nominations for Community Heroes
Wilkins Harley-Davidson to Host Best Damn Chili Cook-Off 
An organization that is normally extending a helping hand to the people of our region is now asking for some help from the community. As the Vermont & the New Hampshire Upper Valley American Red Cross prepares for its inaugural Heroes Breakfast, it is asking people to submit their nominations for community heroes in eight categories. “We know that there are unsung heroes in communities across our region who give self-lessly to others,” said Larry Crist. “The Red Cross is looking for help identifying these heroes so that we can tell their stories and recognize their achievements,” Crist added. At its first ever Heroes Breakfast, the Vermont & New Hampshire Upper Valley American Red Cross will honor community members who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage or kindness. The Heroes Breakfast is a celebration of spirit and community. Whether it’s helping someone escape a burning building or changing a life through simple acts of gener-osity and caring, heroism happens in our com-munities every day. Honorees will be recognized at a celebration on April 29, 2014, to be hosted by Stephanie Gorin, anchor with the event’s media sponsor WPTZ’s NewsChannel 5. But first, the Red Cross is seeking the help of the public so that they can learn about the heroes in our region. The Red Cross is urging people to nominate someone to receive an award in one of the fol-lowing eight categories: Armed Forces/Military Hero, Animal Hero, Youth Good Samaritan, Adult Good Samaritan, First Responder, Community Impact, Blood Services/Gift of Life, and Spirit of the Red Cross. The heroic act or activities must have occurred in the past 16 months, occurring September 2012 or later, to be eligible for an award at the April event. Nominations will be accepted through February 24, 2014. To nominate a Hero and for more information, visit: www.redcross.org/ver-montheroes or www.redcross.org/uppervalleyhe-roes or call (802) 660-9130 ext., 111.Join Wilkins Harley-Davidson for its Annual Best Damn Chili Cook-Off on February 8th beginning at 10:30am at 663 South Barre Road. The cook-off kicks off at 10:30am with celeb-rity judges: WCAX’s Molly Smith, Lt. Governor Phil Scott, and Celebrity Chef and Food Network’s “Chopped” Champion Jean Louis Gerin. Taste-testing begins at 11am with winners announced at 1pm. “Molly and the Lt. Governor are returning  judges and we are happy to have them back. We are very honored to have Chef Jean Louis Gerin  join our event this year!” says Jenna Salerno, Motorclothes Manager and Event Organizer. “Also, new this year, is the addition of a Love Hate Award for those extreme dishes we all love to hate.This year’s awards are:· 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place overall· People’s Choice Award· Best Presentation Award· *NEW* - Love Hate Award The event is open to the public and those entering a dish in the contest set up by 10am. The first 50 entrants receive a Best Damn Chili Cook-Off T-shirt. “The Best Damn Chili Cook-Off is one of the dealership’s biggest events!” says John, Co-owner and General Manager. “Each year the entries become more and more creative. The tastes are magnificent. The event is great fun even for those who don’t enter a dish. At the very least, watching the expressions on people’s faces when they taste an extremely hot dish is entertaining. It’s all in good fun!” Visit Wilkins Harley-Davidson on Saturday, February 8th and taste some of the best chili around.

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