Northampton County Drug and Alcohol in partnership with Recovery Revolution, Inc. will be opening a Recovery Center in the Slate Belt to benefit our local residents. Currently, there are similar centers in Easton and Bethlehem. The Northampton County Drug and Alcohol Division is committed to supporting opportunities for residents of Northampton County in recovery as they commit to a lifelong process of change that permits them to make healthy choices and improve the quality of his or her life. Recovery Revolution decided to name the center “A Clean Slate.” The Center is located at 100 S. 1st Street in Downtown Bangor and our grand opening is set for Tuesday, September 16, 2014. We will be having a ribbon-cutting at 11:30 am and Recovery Revolution’s annual Lunch and Learn’s will be held at the new center. Our first Lunch and Learn will be entitled, “What is a Recovery Center” and Jana Morris, Executive Director will be presenting on the topic from 12-12:45 pm. Lunch will be served so please call 610-599-7700 to sign up if you plan to attend the luncheon. A Clean Slate will be open for walk-ins and networking opportunities from 1-4 pm.
A Clean Slate’s hour of operations for the start-up of the recovery center are:
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 4pm – 8pm
- Wednesday: 4pm – 8pm
- Thursday Morning: 11am – 4pm
- Friday: 1pm – 5pm
- Saturday: 10am – 2pm
- Sunday: Closed
A Clean Slate’s mission is to provide recovery resources and referrals to the Slate Belt community. The Center welcomes all men, women, and teenagers who in anyway have been affected by the disease of addiction. The staff at a Clean Slate are knowledgeable about recovery and can assist people in finding treatment programs and/or services appropriate to their needs. A Clean Slate does not offer any counseling services and is not a treatment program. The Center has a variety of recovery and self-help material for individuals seeking help, family members seeking help or those that are in a recovery process to help sustain their own recovery.
A Clean Slate will also be providing a computer lab and business resources for the recovering community to help with resume building, job searching, letter writing, attending an online 12-step meeting, completing medical assistance applications and other recovery-related services. A Clean Slate is not affiliated with any specific 12 step group such as Alcoholic Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Gamblers Anonymous (GA), or Ala-Non, however these meetings may be held on-site. In addition, we anticipate hosting artists, musicians, and collaborating with other organizations to provide information seminars on a variety of topics (such as nutrition, resume building, and money management).
The disease of addiction is a very serious illness and left untreated, will impact every facet of the individual’s and their loved ones lives. When individuals gain sobriety, it is important to have fun and socialize in supportive environments. A Clean Slate will be providing a safe, sober and supportive place for individuals to come and will also be hosting and promoting sober events in the community and at the center.
A Clean Slate will be utilizing both paid staff and volunteers to bring life and substance to the Slate Belt Recovery Center. There will be opportunities for collaborative efforts and community partnerships. On our website, there is a volunteer application available or feel free to stop by and pick up one during drop-in times.