Remembering Those Lost To Drug Addiction and Offering Hope to Those Who Continue to Struggle
Williamsburg, Virginia, 9/17/16 – Addiction has touched millions of Americans in some way – whether it be family, friends or self. On Saturday morning Farley Center Alumni, Delegate Monty Mason of the 93rd District, and program leaders gathered for the 8:00 a.m. flag raising and flagpole dedication.
Donald McCourtney, CEO of the Farley Center, shared a strong message written by U.S. Congressman Robert Wittman. "In 2014 alone, 28,647 Virginians died from opioid overdoses. Overdoses from heroin and prescription opioids that year claimed more lives statewide than automobile accidents – a first in our state's history. Events like this memorial and dedication are so important – they reveal how many lives, across social and economic divides, are touched by this epidemic. This event is about making sure that those who were overcome by addiction are never forgotten and about reminding those who are still on the journey to recovery that they are never alone."
The flag pole at Farley Center signifies a place to reflect on the many freedoms that are possible through recovery. The flag is a reminder of the many freedoms we experience every day due to the sacrifices of members of the Armed Forces. Together, they provide hope.
The Farley Center
The Farley Center is a residential treatment program designed for individuals who have primary Substance Use Disorders, requiring intensive, in-depth psychotherapeutic intervention, safe detoxification, as well as educational and experiential approaches to assist them into recovery. Many of our patients have been diagnosed with complicating medical conditions, co-occurring and/or personality disorders. We are considered leaders in treating licensed professionals and working with Peer Assistance Programs to balance safety and recovery while preparing professionals to return to their chosen field. Learn more about the Farley Center at www.farleycenter.com
Contact: Eric Rhodes
Director of Business Development
Farley Center & The Pavilion
5477 Mooretown Road Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-565-0106 317-432-3533 (cell)