Beach House Recognized for Service to Community, Treatment ExcellenceAnna Ciulla
Last week Beach House Center for Recovery was recognized for its dedication to serving the local community and for its commitment to treatment excellence, in a January 30 letter from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
“Given our current opioid overdose epidemic, we want to recognize that Palm Beach County does have quality facilities which adhere to all the treatment standards established by the American Addictions Association,” Chief Deputy Michael E. Gauger wrote. “On behalf of Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and the members of the Sheriff’s Office, I want to acknowledge your outstanding efforts to keep our communities healthy, safe and drug-free.”
Gauger went on to note that Beach House’s drug and alcohol program has “demonstrated excellence and quality in the substance abuse treatment services you provide to the residents of Palm Beach County.” He also commended Beach House staff for their “high level of expertise,” “competence,” and “professionalism.”
Florida’s Opiate Epidemic – and How Beach House Is Helping
Since last year’s declaration by Governor Rick Scott that Florida’s opiate epidemic is a state of emergency, Beach House has been working closely with other trusted treatment providers, law enforcement, first responders and members of the recovery community to address the state’s opiate crisis, through education, prevention and treatment efforts. The Sheriff’s Office applauded Beach House for its work, thanking our recovery center for “the appreciation and support shown to Palm Beach County.”
Beach House is currently taking a lead role in organizing and sending volunteers to a “Stand Up and Reach Out” event on behalf of the recovery community—as a grassroots show of support for a community-led solution to the opiate crisis. The March 10 initiative will bring together local stakeholders from the treatment and recovery community. Their goal: mobilizing more collaboration and advocacy to end this public health crisis. Learn more about Stand Up and Reach Out, here.
In December of last year, Beach House also launched a “12 Days of Giving” scholarship program that made detox and stabilization possible (free of charge) for 12 needy recipients seeking help for opiate addiction. Learn more about that initiative, and meet the two inspirational moms whom Beach House teamed up with to make it a success.
Other Ways Beach House Is Helping Our Local Recovery Community
Addressing the opiate epidemic through local partnerships like these is a big focus of Beach House’s involvement in the community, but we are giving back in other ways also:
- Honoring and supporting our local veterans with PTSD and addiction issues
- Giving our time and resources to support the rehabilitation of sick and endangered sea turtles at our nearby Loggerhead Marinelife Center
- And, training other treatment centers for disaster preparedness in the lead-up to Hurricane Irma.
These are just some of the ways that Beach House has been involved in serving our local community. Check out our blog to explore some of the other ways we’re loving our neighbors.