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Voices of Recovery

 

September is National Recovery Month. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. This year’s theme, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” reminds us that no one is alone in their journey through recovery. Everyone’s journey is different, but we are all in this together.

  • Over 20 million Americans battle the disease of addiction every year – more than half of them struggle with mental health disorders as well.
  • 2020 was the deadliest year on record with over 93,300 overdose deaths, averaging 250 each day – an increase of 30% over 2019.
  • Nearly half of all adults have dealt with substance abuse in their families.

 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

CONTROLLED BY ADDICTION
Timothy F., Brother Christopher

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

RECOVERY IS NEVER TOO LATE
Todd L., Brother Christopher

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

A NEW LIFE IN RECOVERY
Sam C., Brother Christopher Alumni

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

A LIFE IN SHAMBLES
Larry W., Brother Christopher Alumni

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

FULL CIRCLE
Daniel S., Brother Christopher Alumni

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

INDEBTED TO SCI
Anonymous Brother Christopher Alumni

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

HEART OF RECOVERY
Fr. Dennis Polanco, SA, Spiritual Director & President

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

TREATING ADDICTION LIKE A DISEASE
Dr. Stephen Shapiro, Medical Director

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

UNDERSTANDING THE ILLNESS
R. Kevin Douglas, LCSW-R, MPS, Director of Counseling & Shelter Services

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

OVERCOMING GUILT & SHAME
Ellen Grant, LCSW, CASAC-MC, Assistant Director, Counseling & Shelter Services

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

EACH PERSON AS THEY ARE
Mike Rizzo – Director of Food Services

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

WALKING ALONGSIDE THE MEN
Janet Muzzillo – Supervisor, Dining Room

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

FAMILY DISEASE – A PARENT’S JOURNEY
Suzanne DeCosta, Michael’s Mom

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

WE ARE THE BRICKS
G. B., Brother Christopher

 


 A FRIAR'S WELCOME<br><span>Fr. Dennis Polanco, President & Spiritual Director</span>

ODE TO BEAU
Gregory G., Brother Christopher

 

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Addiction Treatment & Recovery Community
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