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New recovery center to open Monday in Beckley

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) A new recovery center is set to open on Monday in Beckley. The aim of the Beckley Recovery Community Center is to connect recoverees with resources and a game plan in their fight against addiction.

The non-profit is located on Earwood Street in Uptown Beckley.

“The community recovery philosophy is everybody deserves a seat at the table. And everybody who needs recovery should have that chance,” said Ron Campbell who also works with the Southern West Virginia Fellowship Home, a transition house for men trying to get their life on track.

Campbell, realizing the need in the community was much greater, wanted to set up a ground zero to connect recoverees and their loved ones with resources.

Each recoveree, regardless of their ability to pay, will be connected with a Recovery Coach to develop a Wellness Plan.

“That’s doesn’t just include their recovery,” explained Recovery Coach Joanna Vance. “It’s based on their life goals, their educational goals. We help them if they want to get a job or simply get their kids back. We work on a step-by-step basis to help them sustain a good recovery.”

The non-profit does not discriminate against different types of treatment, said Campbell, realizing what may work for one person may not work for another.

“Everybody is different. Everybody’s addiction is different and everybody’s recovery is different. So what resources I needed may not be what another person needs.”

The ultimate goal said Campbell is to let recoverees know they have someone in their corner, someone who will be their when their life goes off the tracks.

“It’s the best feeling in the world. Somebody did it for me and I’m happy to do it for someone else.”

The Beckley Recovery Community Center will be among the dozens of organizations taking part in ‘RecoveryFest,’ a networking event in Beckley’s Word Park on Saturday, September 15th. From 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., anyone in the community is invited to come out and learn about different resources available in the community.

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Annie Moore

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