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Promoting well-being … one person at a time

“Promoting well-being … One individual … One family … One community at a time,” is the mission statement of the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board.

The team at the CSB’s 84 East Peer Recovery Center works hard every day to put those words into action, offering support for individuals struggling with mental illness and substance abuse.

84 East Peer and the MPNN Community Services Board have been implementing a number of innovative programs to reach those most in need.

One such innovation is Recovery Connections, created by Program Coordinator Rebecca Graser, MSW. Recovery Connections is implemented in outreach programs and at the center with a Recovery Connections support group which meets every Thursday at 10 a.m.

Recovery Connections, like the name implies, focuses on reconnecting persons with addiction to what they loved before addiction took over their lives. This stems from the belief that the opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety but rather connect...

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