Frank Santosus: The important role the Northampton Recovery Center plays
Hampshire Gazette -Published: 6/23/2019 8:00:16 PM
One year ago, a letter I wrote about my experience as a member of the Northampton Recovery Center was published in the Gazette. I wrote it on the occasion of the center receiving a United Way grant enabling it to move into its current location at 2 Gleason Plaza.
Prior to that, the NRC was using space generously donated by the Edwards Church. Most important to me personally was expressing gratitude toward the Edwards Church for its support of the NRC, a peer-driven center for people like me who are recovering from drug and alcohol use disorder and many other problems associated with the disease of addiction.
The center is also available to friends and family members who have been impacted by their loved ones’ addiction. The NRC provides members with a safe, supportive environment to inspire and maintain recovery. Several of our members have successfully completed training to be state-certified recovery coaches and peer advocates.