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"Every recovery movement needs a champion," ...
"Every recovery movement needs a champion," said Phil Valentine, "a champion who's really passionate."
Valentine is executive director of the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery and a pioneer in a movement gaining momentum across the country, nowhere more so than in North Carolina.
The recovery movement is founded on a notion that you might reasonably expect would be the guiding principle in the care for people with mental health and substance-use disorders, but isn't.
It's the belief that people with behavioral health issues should be helped to find their own routes back to good health, happiness and productivity.
That medication compliance and symptom control aren't ultimate treatment goals: Recovery and reintegration are.
was referring, in that instance, to Richie Tannerhill.
Richie Tannerhill, left, and Phil Valentine in Waynesville, where Valentine took a brief pause from his walk on the Appalachian Trail.
Richie Tannerhill, left, with Phil Valentine, executive director of the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery.
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PHILLIP VALENTINE (director of Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery): Treatment centers are geared to initiate recovery and they do a great job.
: Some of the biggest hurdles people face include: 1) Returning to a living situation where people are still using.
is an accomplished speaker and presenter.
He is the Executive Director of Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).
Phil "Right Click" ...
Phil "Right Click" Valentine, Executive Director of the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) hiked the 2,189 mile Appalachian Trail raising more than $20,000 to support recovery from alcohol and other addiction.
Phil "Right Click" Valentine
on Mount Katahdin
, 55 yeas old, in recovery from alcohol and cocaine addiction since 1987 and a CCAR employee for the last 17 years was known as "Right Click" on the Appalachian Trail because of his
clicking right knee.
trek exactly 5 years from the day he
received a stage 4 cancer diagnosis.
While recovering from an aggressive and successful chemotherapy and radiation treatment regimen, Valentine
sensed a call to hike the Appalachian Trail, a feat that ultimately would take 189 days to achieve.
Two years prior to his
start, the CCAR
Board of Directors had the unusual yet inspired foresight to fully support the walk.
has earned an international reputation as a leader in the new recovery advocacy movement.
A plan was launched for Valentine
to use this adventure to "put a face on recovery", one of the movement's central themes.
raised funds for the organization, generating more than $20,000.
framed it this way, "I believe people in recovery from alcohol and other addiction go on and do extraordinary things.
endured snow, sleet, rain, lightning, wind and high summer heat.
share of wildlife and sighted 15 different bears and 4 moose; there's a photo on Instagram of Valentine
, a mother bear and 2 cubs with a caption of "The elusive 3-bear selfie!"
I heard Valentine speak at a recent event.
A gifted public speaker, Valentine
artfully recalled many adventures.
From miraculous healing to treacherous traverses, he
endured the physical toll on his
body that included weight loss of 56 pounds, aching muscles, throbbing joints, rashes, blisters, sprains and scrapes.
highlighted the talk with marvelous photographs that emphasized the sheer beauty of the Appalachian Trail.
had the support of his
wife Sandy provided trail magic along the way.
18-year-old daughter Samantha hiked 280 miles in Virginia with him and earned the trail name "Tough Love".
Matthew "Riptide" Valentine (age 13) did more than 100 miles with him in Vermont.
also talked about the emotional and mental stress of living on the trail for 6 months.
All I felt was relief; I finally got to go home", Valentine
said from the comfort of his
is currently working on a book about his
In the meantime he
speaks about the journey whenever he
Phillip Valentine is the ...
Phillip Valentine is the Executive Director for the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).
He has been an integral component in this Recovery Community Organization since January 1999.
An accomplished speaker and presenter, he has gained recognition as a strong leader in the recovery community; in 2006 the Johnson Institute recognized his efforts with an America Honors Recovery award.
In 2008, Faces and Voices of Recovery recognized CCAR with the first Joel Hernandez Voice of the Recovery Community Award as the outstanding recovery community organization in the country.
In 2009, the Hartford Business Journal named him the Non-profit Executive of the Year.
Currently, he is spearheading CCAR's effort to build a statewide network of Recovery Community Centers that feature innovative peer recovery support services like Telephone Recovery Support, All-Recovery Groups and Recovery Works!
Mr. Valentine has been instrumental in the development of CCAR's highly-acclaimed videos "Putting a Face on Recovery!", "The Healing Power of Recovery" and "Legacy of Hope: Recovery Elders Video Project" all produced by Jim Mattingly of Rapid Exposure, LLC,.