Pastor Greg Delaney,CES
The ROLE of FAITH and SPIRITUALITY to RECOVERY RESILIENCE
Research demonstrates that spirituality and religion positively impact health and wellness across the continuum of care. – SAMHSA While it is not completely understood why, it is generally accepted that medicine and therapy alone will not help those struggling with addiction, unless there is a faith component. – Center for Faith and Addiction – Minnesota
This session, via a family’s recovery story and the sharing of evidence-based tools and methodology, will demonstrate how the incorporation of faith and spirituality can/will lead to improved RECOVERY RESILIENCE.
3.0 CE Hours
Pastor Greg serves as the Recovery Services Director for the EMERGE RECOVERY and TRADE INITIATIVE, a RECOVERY ECO-SYSTEM located in Greene County Ohio. Greg also works as a COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST for Statewide Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, WOODHAVEN, while also serving as a member of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s RECOVERYOHIO Advisory Council where he champions the efforts of the FAITH/RECOVERY community in Ohio. Greg has also been BLESSED to serve as an advocate, educator, and facilitator for faith-based recovery efforts of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and continues to serve as a FAITH-BASED Recovery Educator for Ohio Non-Profit Reach for Tomorrow Ohio where he seeks to educate communities as to substance use disorder’s community impact and how to respond with evidence-based solutions. Pastor Greg also founded a first of its kind holistic faith-based outpatient recovery clinic (The Delaney Center) in Troy Ohio in 2021. Pastor Greg was also recently tapped as a National Trainer for the ENCOMPASS OHIO ‘Navigating Addiction’ program, an evolving educational program developed in partnership between Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Recovery Ohio initiative and Washington DC based, Addiction Policy Forum. Lastly, Greg is leading an effort to establish a Nationwide Consultancy (currently tagged the James214 Project) to help educate, engage, and certify faith-based organizations who are helping individuals effected by substance use disorder, mental health challenges, and suicide ideation. A pilot of this project is underway in Las Vegas, Nevada, Manchester NH and Newark NJ as a part of an Interfaith Recovery Initiative.
Due to his network and experience as both one in long-term recovery and one who has served those seeking recovery for 13+ years, Pastor Greg serves and consults on several boards including the Women’s Recovery Center, Safe Harbor, The Faith and Addiction Center in Minnesota, Foundations for Recovery in Las Vegas Nevada, and the Faith Leadership Academy in Atlanta Georgia.