Southern Kenai Peninsula Opioid Task Force

Pandemic adds challenges to recovery process

Aug 5, 2020
Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

    During the Southern Kenai Peninsula Opioid Task Force July meeting, attendees heard a talk from Dr. Reverend Ted Wiard, a New Mexico clinician, on the parallels between loss and grief, and addiction and recovery during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The meeting was held over Zoom video conferencing.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

    The Southern Kenai Peninsula Opioid Task Force meeting on Wednesday will feature a special presentation on Loss & Grief, Addiction & Recovery and the parallels during COVID. The presentation will be by Dr. Reverend Ted Wiard, who some may remember from an in-person series of grief workshops he gave in Homer a few years ago.

City of Homer

The Homer City Council received its quarterly update from the Southern Kenai Peninsula Opioid Task Force during its meeting on Monday. Stephanie Stillwell said the organization has been forced to make changes in outreach because of COVID-19.
    “We've kind of had to switch gears on some of our initiatives and prioritize things a bit differently,” Stillwell said. “So we wanted to really focus on how we can still remain visible and stay connected in our community through this social distancing experiment we're all in.