Last night was an important milestone for the region, the CCB Foundation's official launch of their CORE Peer Recovery & Resource Center. Overcoming substance abuse starts with learning that recovery is possible, support is near, and the CCB Foundation is paving a path toward treatment and care.
Because we believe so strongly in the value of counseling and peer-to-peer support for recovery Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante and I worked to secure $125,000 in state funds for CCB Foundation's mentorship program. Marylou Sudders, the state's Secretary of Health and Human Services, has been very supportive of the effort and I am grateful that the state has issued a contract in support of CCB’s peer-to-peer recovery program as well. Participants deserve to have the ability to help those who feel alone and without resources and those in need of addiction treatment can have supportive relationships in the community.