PRISM – People’s Recovery Initiative for Solutions & More
Forging Connections | Sharing Resources | Saving Lives
PRISM (People’s Recovery Initiative for Solutions & More) is an organization dedicated to raising awareness, educating, and smashing the stigma surrounding substance use and addiction. We partner with and connect a number of fantastic groups who share our mission and vision and represent different spheres of influence. We also connect with everyday people through several series of events that put things in clear language and allow experts and those who have faced addiction to share their lived experiences. Our goal is to make resources available to anyone facing substance use or addiction and to save lives.
Past Events (2022)
THE PEOPLE’S EMPOWERMENT & SERVICES SUMMIT
June 21 – 22, 2022
Western NC Agricultural Center | Fletcher, NC
HEALTH & HOPE: THE PEOPLE’S OVERDOSE PREVENTION DAY
September 23 – 24, 2022
Sugaw Creek Recreation Center | Charlotte, NC
THE THIRD ANNUAL PEOPLE’S OPIOID SUMMIT
October 6 – 8, 2022
American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness | Raleigh, NC
The annual PRISM Board of Directors meeting will be held on Friday, March 24 at 9:30am. The public is welcome to attend by accessing this link.
SEEDS: SUSTAINABLE EMPOWERMENT, EDUCATION, AND DISTINCTIVE SERVICES FOR WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
ADDITIONAL WORK IN PROGRESS
MONROE CO. PA EQUITY IN SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT
NARCAN TRAINING FOR NC STUDENTS
AND MUCH MORE!
Our Partners’ Projects
SMART Recovery Veterans & First Responders Webinar
Saturday, November 12th | 4:00 PM Eastern Time
The Veteran, Currently Serving & First Responder Community throughout the world, is comprised of some of the bravest, strongest, and most honorable people. They are the heroes our cultures aspire to be and are respected in every country far and wide. Veterans, Currently Serving and First Responders also display their bravery through their commitment to their recovery. In honor of their dedication to changing their lives, free from addiction, mental health disorders, and maladaptive behaviors, SMART Recovery has created the first annual, International SMART Veterans & First Responder’s Webinar. This event will bring the SMART Currently Serving, Veteran & First Responder communities, from across the globe, together in recognition, solidarity, and celebration of their commitment to change. Please join us for this historic event and join Those Who Serve, to celebrate Life Beyond Addiction.
Please note time zones:
New York Sat 12th November 4pm EST
London 12th November 9pm GMT
Sydney 13th November 8am AEDT
PRISM In the News
Please join us in congratulating PRISM’s Medical Advisor, Dr. Eric Morse!
“The 2022 American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence Conference recognizes outstanding contributions to opioid treatment by honoring individuals with the Nyswander/Dole Award.” Dr. Morse is one of nine people selected as a recipient of this award for “extraordinary service in the opioid treatment community.”
We invite you to learn more about this award and the AATOD!
Meet Marilyn Shannon
Those of you who have been involved with the People’s Opioid Summit are likely familiar with our master of ceremonies and breakout facilitator, Marilyn Shannon. You may not be aware of the fact that PRISM and the Summit is Marilyn’s brainchild.
Marilyn has many talents. She is a speaker, journalist, coach, and author. While writing her latest book, “In Just One Afternoon.. Listening into the Hearts of People Impacted by Opioid Addiction“, Marilyn found herself having deep and meaningful conversations both with people who were living with Opioid Use Disorder, or the family members of people who had lost their battles with addiction.
One of Marilyn’s greatest passions is eliminating stigma and creating pathways for open communication and understanding. Upon giving it much thought and consideration, she realized that she needed to assemble a team to put together an innovative, inspiring, and informational event for anyone affected by the Opioid Epidemic. She partnered with her coaching home, the American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness, and her longtime marketing company, Media Integrations to bring this vision to life.
In her role as an #ExpertListener and #StigmaSmasher, Marilyn works tirelessly to help people better connect with one another. She truly believes that if we collectively work at loving people instead of judging them, the world will be a better place.
Learn more about Marilyn or contact her today at marilynshannon.com.