Friday, June 24, 2016

What About A Treatment Center?

What a slap to the face today after hearing the Berkeley County Council is withdrawing the appeal for the zoning of 750 Baltimore St. You can read the story here:

BC COUNCIL WITHDRAWS APPEAL FOR DRUG TREATMENT CENTER

All the hard work given by many the past few months, the petition- nope it will not be in vain and for nothing.

Councilman Kevin Knowles has been appointed as the County Recovery Resource Coordinator. He met with my hubby and I on June 13th to discuss his plans as far as the Recovery Resource Center at 400 W. Stephen St. We even got to tour it under construction.

His plans for this center is that it will be a meeting place. He will have an office there and any who want help to rehab or treatment will come there.

Then what?
Where will you send them?
It is being hailed as a RECOVERY Resource Center- yet that is all it will be. A place for people to come to get information on where to go to be treated for their addiction.


Councilman Knowles mentioned Recovery Pointe to us that night. Recovery Pointe here in Martinsburg would be a really good start. 

We have meeting places. If we want we can go to the Library to meet.

We have Nar Anon. There are also plenty of support groups all around this town that meet everywhere.

Just what are the plans now that the appeal has been withdrawn and the plans for 750 Baltimore St. are no more, just a memory. A Tease?

Local politicians brought us a glimmer of hope of 750 Baltimore St. now all we have is a Resource Center to go to get the information on recovery centers and possibly if your group wants to meet there.

We have and know the resources BERKELEY COUNTY COUNCIL and MARTINSBURG CITY COUNCIL.

Actually there are a lot of us who have the same information you do OR even more information.

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