Health Department holds conference to discuss transition from recovery


The transition from any form of recovery, back to civilian life is something that many people struggle with and that others are unaware of-

That is why the Washington County Health Department hosted a Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Conference Thursday.

This was a collaborative experience meant to discuss being effective in the ways we treat people who are recovering in the community.

The transition from recovery for drug abuse was a main topic at the event- Congressman David Trone even stopped by to speak on the matter.

The keynote speaker, Lefford Fate, shared his experience about those adjusting from being in the military back to into civilian life. 

Lefford Fate, retired Command Chief of the United States Air force said, “22 veterans a day commit suicide. That is going on today. A lot of that is because they aren’t transitioning well. It’s tough, but a lot of people are out there putting in work. This group of people are putting in work to make it better.”

The people who attended the conference are support specialists who have lived through recovery experiences themselves and are able to use that as a foundation to help others.

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