NSRC Newsletter / APRIL

Welcome to the April newsletter. 

If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that change is constant. We're now leaving the dark nights and cold weather behind and exchanging them for a new season and new possibilities. The challenges in our recovery work are not diminishing, but together, as the North Sound Recovery, we're slowly making a difference.




April meeting: Wednesday, April 10th, 5:30pm
At the Reach Center, 1413 E. College Way, Mount Vernon
A light dinner will be provided. Our goal is to increase our membership this year, so please bring a friend to the meeting or forward this newsletter to someone who could benefit. A lot is going to be happening this year, so I hope you will join us.

Thank you for taking the time to read our NSRC newsletter. We hope you find it helpful. Give us your feedback to make this a better communication tool, so we can be more effective in promoting quality recovery.

It's official, the 7 best medicines are:

  • Sunshine

  • Air

  • Exercise

  • Water

  • Diet

  • Rest

  • Laughter

May is Mental Health Month

Let’s set the stage early and start shining a light on Mental Health Month. Attached are some valuable mental health educational posts to share with loved ones, your organization and community.

Reach out to your city mayor via email this month asking for a proclamation be declared making May Mental Health Month for your city.

2019 Valuable Toolkit Includes:

  • Outreach Ideas for your organization and community

  • Key Messages

  • Sample Press Release

  • Drop-In Article

  • Sample Social Media Posts

  • Sample Proclamation

  • Additional Resources

NSRC Speakers Bureau Available Now for Your Organization to Book

NSRC now has a speaker’s bureau to help start the conversation about recovery. Do you need a guest speaker or know of an organization which would like to learn or to start a discussion about recovery? Let us know. We have 12 speakers ready to go out to the community to help start the conversation.


The NSRC messages to share are: 1) people DO recover, 2) there are many pathways to recovery, 3) people in recovery often learn profound lessons that are not visible, 4) recovery for substance abuse is similar to recovery from other illnesses and disorders, 5) addiction is a non-communicable disease, 6) recovery is on-going, not a singular event.


If your organization would like to begin the conversation of recovery and learn more about the recovery process, please contact the NSRC today.

SAVE THE DATE: September 7, 2019

September is Recovery Month: NSRC has a full day packed with Family Fun, 5K/Walk, Silent Auction, and much more. Save the Date; Stay tuned for more information to come

NSRC monthly meeting

May, 8th 2019 5:30-7:30 at the Reach Center, 1413 E. College Way, Mt. Vernon

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2019 Seattle Mariners Washington State Recovery Day: Sunday, August 25 – 1 - 10 pm

Join the Seattle Mariners for Washington State Recovery Day at T-Mobile Park. Gather your family and friends for a fun-filled day of baseball and sunshine. Get a Washington State Recovery Day t-shirt (while supplies last) when you purchase through this special offer.

$19 View Level Tickets


A portion of every ticket purchased through this special offer will benefit the Washington Recovery Alliance.

For groups of 20+, the Mariners will put your organizations name up on the reader board + waive taxes/fees from ticket sale. Yay!

Deadline to purchase: Sunday, August 25 @ 12:00 pm!


or call 206 346 4519

Radikale Recovery Wellness “Healing” Grain Free Recipe

Nutrition is such an important part of recovery, but it doesn't seem to get the attention it deserves. Apart from the obvious health benefits, good nutrition adds to the quality of your life and supports you as you move through life.

Each month, well be featuring some healthy recipes compiled by Darci Ridenhour

Good healthy snacks can still be fun and sweet!

Paleo Coconut Flour Brownies

by Empowered Sustenance (makes 12 servings)

Want to satisfy a chocolate brownie craving?

This is the recipe for you!

Bonus: Amazing healing ingredients in each bite

Dense, decadent, fudgy, moist, rich, pure deliciousness




  • ½ cup minus 2 T. coconut flour (use the “dip and sweep method” to measure).1/2

  • ½ cup cocoa powder (substitute carob powder for chocolate allergies)

  • ½ cup plus 2 T. coconut oil, melted

  • 3 eggs, at room temperature (egg substitutes will not work)

  • ½ cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • Optional: 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips




  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a baking dish (8x8 or 9x9)


  1. Mix together all ingredients by hand or with a hand-held blender


  1. Pour into the baking dish and bake for 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out moist with some crumbs. Cool for 30 minutes before cutting or removing from the pan. Cooling allows the brownies to have a fudgy texture.


  1. These store well at room temperature or in the fridge for a few days. Make sure to keep them in an airtight container.


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