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Peer Recovery Center offers help with substance abuse, mental health issues

Buoyed by recent coverage in the Gazette-Journal that provided an insight into what the 84 East Peer Resource Recovery Center is all about, phone inquiries have increased greatly, as well as drop-ins, according to Corey Rooks of the organization that provides substance abuse and mental health services.

The Peer Recovery Center is located at 7603 Hospital Drive in Gloucester, next door to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital.

This month’s activities include, but are not limited to, the Women’s Empowerment Group on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, NAMI Connections on Thursdays and What’s Cooking (a cooking class on how to make simple one or two-person meals on a budget with no fuss) on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. The center will also be holding a get-together on March 17 at the Whitcomb Lodge at Beaverdam Park to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

The center also still has its normal daily meetings, the All Recovery Meeting on Mondays, Adult Children of Alcoholics and Medic...

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