As we enter the month of June, we are taking the slow summer season to prepare for all that fall has to offer! We will be busy in the community and are excited to host our 35th Anniversary Alumni Homecoming in September.
This summer is all about #AshleyEverywhere! As the weather begins to break, we hope to see you on campus or in the community.
Join us at Ashley for our next Recovery Enrichment Day, Saturday, May 19th. AA archivists, Wally P. and Carver B. will be here for “Back to Basics” – a one-day, intensive 12-Step workshop. Wally P. is the originator of the Back to Basics Beginners’ Meetings, which have grown to more than 6,000 groups and produced more than 700,000 recoveries since its’ reintroduction into the 12-Step community in 1997.
National Nutrition Month: Eating right to stay sober
March is recognized as National Nutrition Month, and it’s a great opportunity for us to look at how we plan, shop and prepare the foods we eat each day. Substance use can have a serious and long-term negative effect on our health and nutrition, as it can disrupt physiological functioning and impair the body’s ability to receive proper nourishment.
Over the past few months, the YALC has been reaching out to charitable organizations, looking for opportunities to be of service in our community. One of these organizations, The Paris Foundation of Elkton, MD, serves food to 100+ of the homeless population of Elkton every single day. Our YALC members have a monthly commitment to assist the foundation and help serve meals to those in need. We are proud to work with such an amazing organization, committed to helping the community, and offering recovery solutions and other support to those in need in Cecil County.
A “good program” starts, of course, with a good Step 1 – nothing else can happen if we haven’t first established the foundation of our recovery by identifying and admitting the problem. A good first step can make or break the recovery process.
“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol / our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable.”
At our annual Homecoming in September, a giant of a man named Richard hugged me and whispered into my ear, “Ashley saved my life.” At Sunday Mass on November 19, 2017 a visitor celebrating one year of sobriety stood up and through her tears of joy proclaimed, “You saved my life.”
The current substance use epidemic in our country has shown no signs of slowing down. In fact, in many ways, the crisis continues to escalate. The President’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, while imploring President Trump to declare a national public health emergency, shared several statistics…
A Special Message… On Thursday, September 28, we announced that effective January 1, 2018, Rebecca (Becky) J. Flood, will assume the position of president and CEO at Ashley Addiction Treatment. Becky addressed the entire Ashley staff via Skype that day and shared the following message: Dear Alumni, Families and Supporters of Ashley, Since the age…
Clinically Speaking… Over the last few months, Ashley clinicians have been enhancing and revising our three main programs. This article is the second in a series of three describing these enhancements which provide the cornerstone of our treatment program. The Ashley Relapse Treatment Program Recovery is a lifelong process. Sometimes that process includes relapse –…