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Welcome to APC Recovery Cafe, where we discuss topics and trends around substance use, provide resources and education, offer recovery support, and discuss prevention tactics all through the lens of the stories of people who have been there. Substance use disorder touches all of our lives and often we feel frustrated or hopeless in our pursuit to understand why and how it happens.We invite you to grab your favorite coffee or tea and join us for a variety of guests that will bring understanding, information, connection and HOPE.Together we can break the stigma and pave a brighter future for each other.APC Recovery Cafe is also available to watch on YouTube.

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Welcome to APC Recovery Cafe, where we discuss topics and trends around substance use, provide resources and education, offer recovery support, and discuss prevention tactics all through the lens of the stories of people who have been there. Substance use disorder touches all of our lives and often we feel frustrated or hopeless in our pursuit to understand why and how it happens.We invite you to grab your favorite coffee or tea and join us for a variety of guests that will bring understanding, information, connection and HOPE.Together we can break the stigma and pave a brighter future for each other.APC Recovery Cafe is also available to watch on YouTube.

    Numb: A Conversation with Shane Herring

    Numb: A Conversation with Shane Herring

    Join us as Shane Herring discusses his experience with losing his sister to a substance use disorder, the impact it had on his life, and how he is using his own experiences and recovery journey to positively impact lives. Shane Herring is the Manger of Clinical Operations for UAB Medicine’s Center for Psychiatric Medicine and the Program Director for UAB Medicine’s Addiction Scholars Program. In addition to serving in multiple roles with UAB, he is also a board member for the Addic...

    • 41 min
    An Act of Service: A Conversation with Jasmine Gilbert

    An Act of Service: A Conversation with Jasmine Gilbert

    oin us as Jasmine Gilbert tells us about the work she does with local students and the implementation of prevention efforts in Birmingham. Jasmine, a Birmingham native and an alumna of Birmingham City Schools, discusses her love for the City of Birmingham and her determination of to enrich the lives of Birmingham residents. Jasmine is currently the Program Director for APC’s SAMHSA grant, Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnerships for Success. In addition to working with a t...

    • 34 min
    Narcan Nancy: A Conversation with Candace Rachel

    Narcan Nancy: A Conversation with Candace Rachel

    Join us as Candace Rachel, the Rapid Response Coordinator for the Jefferson County Department of Health’s Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) initiative, tells us about the work that is being done to combat opioid overdoses in Alabama. Candace, who is jokingly known as “Narcan Nancy” by many people she has trained on how to administer Naloxone, discusses how she became interested in working with people, who are less resourced. She also discusses her love for APC’s pop-up resource fairs, which...

    • 41 min
    Compact: A Conversation with Adam Schniper and Janae Pinson

    Compact: A Conversation with Adam Schniper and Janae Pinson

    Join us as Adam Schniper and Janae Pinson from Compact tell us about Compact's substance use prevention initiatives in Shelby County, Alabama, and how Compact has become a trusted, vital community resource. In 2016, Compact was established by the Shelby County District Attorney with the goal of reducing the rate of substance use in Shelby County. Since its inception, Compact has served as a resource for families, schools, and students. Today, Compact primarily focuses on supporting juven...

    • 34 min
    Hang on to Hope: A Conversation with Bronwyn McInturff

    Hang on to Hope: A Conversation with Bronwyn McInturff

    Join us as Bronwyn McInturff, an APC board member and a social worker with nearly 25 years of experience working in the substance use field, discusses stigma, the evolution of substance use treatment, and treatment limitations due to funding. Bronwyn also tells us about how she was introduced to the mental health field by her mother, who is also a helping professional. She discusses what it was like working with clients at UAB Medicine’s Addiction Recovery Program and being inspired by w...

    • 52 min
    Supporting Families: A Conversation with Dave Urech

    Supporting Families: A Conversation with Dave Urech

    Join us as Dave Urech tells us about what it is like being a parent of a child with a substance use disorder and his passion for working with families with a similar experience. Dave Urech, a Michigan native, moved to Alabama about a decade ago, and he and his wife, Laura, became engaged in a local support group for parents of a child with a substance use disorder. Both Dave and his wife had been impacted by their son’s substance use disorder and were seeking additional support. Soon, Da...

    • 38 min

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