NA, AA, program comes to Atlantic Mine

AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File This July 31, 2017, file photo shows discarded syringes in an open-air heroin market along train tracks a few miles outside the heart of Philadelphia.

ATLANTIC MINE — Joining the list of addiction recovery programs in the Keweenaw, Dawn of a New Day Addiction Ministry is offering programs to the community.

Starting this year, the services will include counseling as well as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and celebrate recovery programs.

The meetings will be held at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church where the ministry has its offices.

The programs are intended to work to supplement existing 30-day programs like the Great Lakes Recovery Center, said its executive director, the Rev. Roger Jenkins.

Using his experience in social work and background dealing with addiction at other ministries, Jenkins is planning to bring a holistic approach to recovery, focusing on moving forward and making changes to lifestyle.

Employment assistance and job training will be primary strategies.

The AA meetings are planned for Monday nights, with NA meetings on Friday nights.

Celebrate Recovery meetings are not finalized yet.

The meetings are free, other than the cost of materials, but additional counseling services will have a cost.

“It’s not a 30-day program they can come and visit with me anytime, as much as they need,” Jenkins said.

He makes a point of being available at all times and can be contacted at 906-523-5066 at home or on his cell 906-370-2829. Office hours run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“If somebody’s hurting, and they need to talk, all they need to do is give me a call,” Jenkins said.