Saint Georges Advocates for Treatment Access and Recovery Equity Anderson Saint Georges ('19), MA, LADC, CPP, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH), a professional association of addiction treatment professionals and organizations striving to raise awareness about addiction and the power of recovery. Saint Georges advocates on the frontlines for greater access to treatment for substance use and mental health disorders as a governor in Region 4, serving Wadena, Becker, Clay, Ottertail, Traverse, Grant, Wilkin, Douglas, Stevens and Pope counties. Governors are elected from 11 regions throughout the state and serve two-year terms. Hoffman's Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Raises $5,000 for Women's Recovery This past July, Bill Hoffman ('16) climbed Mount Kilimanjaro—the tallest mountain in Africa, and the world's tallest free-standing mountain at 19,341 feet above sea level—to help raise awareness and funds for women's addiction treatment and recovery needs. The climb for a cause was also a celebration of recovery, Hoffman says. "I've wanted to climb Kilimanjaro for a long time, and this seemed like the right time," he shares. He raised nearly $5,000 for the Betty Ford Women's Recovery Center in Center City, Minnesota, where he serves as addiction program manager. First-of-Its-Kind Book Addresses Recovery Needs of First Responders Work-related stress and trauma can take a heavy toll on first responders, putting public safety professionals at increased risk of alcohol or other drug addiction. In writing Addiction and Recovery for First Responders, Drew Prochniak ('07), MA, LPC, LMHC, turned to his personal experiences in wilderness search-and-rescue efforts, as well as his professional experience training and treating first responders. The result? A first-of-its-kind guidebook offering assessments, practical guidance and information related to first responders struggling with substance use disorders, as well as helpful information for families, coworkers and supervisors. Prochniak gives national presentations on emergency responder resilience, stress management, self-care for emergency professionals, compassion fatigue and addiction. He worked as a clinician in the addiction treatment field prior to establishing a private therapy practice in Portland, Oregon.