COR Executive Director Fay Zenoff was profiled in the June 2017 issue of Marin Magazine and shared about the burgeoning Open Recovery movement, how public perception of addiction as a moral failing or criminal matter prevents access to treatment, and how COR is leading a grassroots effort to eliminate the stigma of addiction to change the way people think about and respond to one of the most urgent public health issues of our time.
Road to Recovery SF, COR’s annual celebration of recovery from addiction, was featured in The Fix, one of the foremost publications focusing on addiction and recovery-related breaking news, exclusive interviews, investigative reports and essays, as well as sober lifestyle and cultural resources.
Fay Zenoff, Executive Director of Center for Open Recover, participated in The Voices Project, a collection of stories from the many different kinds of people affected by addiction, curated by Ryan Hampton.
Watch COR Executive Director Fay Zenoff speak with Bay Area Focus on KPIX 5 about the stigma and shame endured by those suffering from addiction or in recovery, and how COR’s Road to Recovery SF aims to change attitudes about addiction and celebrate open recovery as a lifestyle and personal identity.
Groundbreaking Event Helps Battle Opioid Overdose Epidemic by Ending the Stigma Associated with Addiction SAN FRANCISCO – March 29, 2017 – PRLog — Center for Open Recovery (http://openrecoverysf.org/) (COR), announced today that Mackenzie Phillips- actress, singer, New York Times bestselling author, will be speaking at the second annual Road to Recovery SF, on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Crissy Field. Mackenzie Phillips is also a Counselor for festival sponsor Breathe Life Healing Centers. (http://www.breathelifehealingcenters.com/) The half-day event includes family-friendly activities, a 5K walk/run, art, yoga, meditation, music, speakers, refreshments and more. This is a unique invitation to celebrate life in recovery, educate community, shatter stereotypes and raise funds for needed addiction recovery resources in the community. To bring attention to the event and the cause, a provocative ‘This is Recovery’ advertising campaign, featuring Bay Area residents will be running on Muni Busses in SF now through the event. Presented by…
Open to Hope is an online community offering inspirational stories of loss, hope and recovery through TV, radio, articles and books. Each episode of Open to Hope TV showcases people who have suffered loss and again found hope. On this episode, Dr. Gloria Horsley, Dr. Heidi Horsley and Alan Pedersen, Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends, talk to COR Executive Director Fay Zenoff and Julia Sachs about the challenges of coping with the deaths of their siblings, Victor, Paul and Kristian. The show closes with Amy Cooper singing ‘In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,’ a song originally made famous by Frank Sinatra.
Listen to COR executive director, Fay Zenoff, interviewed by Lauren Schiller – host of Inflection Point, the nationally syndicated radio program, focusing on women in positions of power and leadership. Fay discusses the power of Open Recovery and changing the way we think about, discuss and respond to addiction. Listen in here.
“Generation Found,” a documentary about a community effort to help teenagers recover from drug addiction, will be shown Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton High School at 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton. The film begins at 7:15 p.m, preceded by a reception from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and remarks by Fay Zenoff, executive director of the Center for Open Recovery, a San Francisco-based nonprofit working with individuals, families and communities to remove the stigma of addiction. Click here for tickets and to see the trailer. This event is part of M-A’s Parent Education Series. Sponsors are D’Anne Burwell, author of “Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home”; the Sequoia Healthcare District; and the Sequoia Union High School District.
Our family suffered a terrible tragedy, the death of our son and Henry’s brother, David. David died of a drug overdose on 12/20/15. David was well into rehab at a very well regarded treatment center. By all accounts he was doing well. We had planned a visit to David two weeks after he died. Henry has been mourning the loss of his brother ever since. Only yesterday (10/27/16) Henry told me (his mother) about the following as we were driving home from school. He had never mentioned any of this until yesterday. The day after David died, Henry was understandably in search of meaning regarding losing David. He was browsing on Instagram and saw a post written by a young woman who was struggling with heroin addiction. Henry responded to her post with the following message, which he did not want me to share with others, but I can’t help…