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Brighton Recovery Center for Women in Florence celebrates 10th Anniversary Wednesday

Brighton Recovery Center for Women will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Wednesday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m.

A morning program will include guest speaker Edwin King, Executive Director of Kentucky Housing Corporation; Gary Moore, Boone County Judge Executive; Tammy Weidinger, Brighton Center President and CEO; Jeremy Hayden, Brighton Center Board of Directors Chair; and Anita Prater, Brighton Recovery Center Director.

Guests will also hear from an alumni of Brighton Recovery Center who will share their journey of sobriety and self-sufficiency.

Tours of the facility led by current recovery center residents will take place immediately following the morning ceremony. An afternoon celebration will begin at noon emceed by Katie Walters of Q102.  Speakers will include alumni and a member of the AA community. The afternoon will also feature food, games, activities, community partners, and resources.

Parking is available at Gateway Community & Technical College in Florence, Lot D. A shuttle will stop at the Convening Center and drop off at the Recovery Center at 375 Weaver Road.

Since opening its doors in May of 2008, Brighton Recovery Center has served 2,064 women with 1,165 completing all phases of the program.

Brighton Recovery Center for Women is a 100 bed facility located in Boone County that utilizes recovery dynamics curriculum and is a peer-driven model of recovery, a program that helps women recover from chronic substance abuse and addiction, and move toward a life of sobriety and productivity.

The focus is to help the women change their behavior, skills, and attitudes related to their addictive lifestyles. Brighton Recovery Center takes a long-term, holistic approach to recovery that is comprised of four distinct modules of progression and ultimately connected to an array of Brighton Center services.

The four distinct components are:

  1. Safe Off the Streets (SOS) – Provides safe, non-medical environment to begin deciding on a plan of recovery
  2. Motivational Tracks – Provides a low-pressure environment for committing to the process of recovery so that participants can experience the hope of change
  3. Phase I – Provides effective solutions to the problems of addiction. Programs are more focused and intense than the Motivational Tracks. Goals are increased social wellness, economic independence and ultimately recovery from addiction
  4. Phase II – Provides a means of reintroduction back into society. Participants obtain employment or participate in educational/job training programs, pay rent, work on maintaining sobriety, attend self-help meetings, and prepare a plan of action for living sober as productive members of society

The mission of Brighton Center, Inc. is to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment, and leadership. It strives to achieve this goal by creating an environment that rewards excellence and innovation, encourages mutual respect and maximizes resources.

During the last fiscal year, Brighton Center impacted the lives of 44,049 people from infants to senior citizens through 39 programs across all of Northern Kentucky and beyond.

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