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Bowling Green Brandywine ribbon cutting

Recovery Takes Root tree planting

Recovery Takes Root  (3895)

09/21/2012 11:00 AM - 09/21/2012 1:00 PM

In honor of National Recovery Month, we will be planting trees at over 100 CRC facilities nationwide. Bowling Green Brandywine has been selected as the national CRC headquarters for the “Recovery Takes Root” event and will be leading the celebration for
100 locations nationwide with presentations from national, state and local experts. Joining General Barry McCaffrey and Jerry Rhodes, COO of CRC will be Dickie Noles, a recovery advocate and Former Phillies World Series Champion pitcher, Honorable (Representative)Gene
DiGirolamo, Mayor of Kennett Square Matthew Fetick, Teamsters Fund Administrator Andy Johnson, PA Secretary State Department of Drug & Alcohol Gary Tennis, as well as other state and local officials, and national treatment advocates and experts. Immediately
following the presentations there will be a luncheon, the planting of the tree and a ribbon cutting of the Bowling Green Brandywine facility expansion that added 42 new beds and 23 new jobs. Bowling Green was selected as the National Recovery Month Headquarters
this year because its expansion is testimony to the importance of addressing the national and state treatment gaps.


Location: Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center in Kenneth Square, PA

1375 Newark Road
Kenneth Square, PA 19348
United States
Call for directions


Sponsoring Organizations: CRC Health Group


Type of Event: Communication/Media


Program Agenda: 10:30am - Welcome 11am- Noon: Presentations, press conference, ribbon cutting and tree planting Noon- 1pm: Luncheon


Invited Officials / Presenters: 4-Star (Ret) General Barry McCaffrey Jerry Rhodes, CRC Chief Operating Officer Gary Tennis, Director PA D&A Dept Rep Gene DiGirolamo Kennett Square Mayor Matthew Fetick Dickie Noles, EAP for the Phillies


Targeted participants for this year's event: 200


Invited Participants / Audience: Open to the public, community, State and local officials, clients, families and alumni of Bowling Green Brandywine facility.


Primary Contact:
Melissa Preshaw
20400 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 500

Cupertino, CA  95014

United States
408-216-1945



Secondary Contact:
Elizabeth Rhoads
  United States


Website: http://www.crchealth.com


Date of Post: 9/17/2012


News/Media Name: NATIONAL DRUG RECOVERY HQ EVENT AT BOWLING GREEN BRANDYWINE IN KENNETT SQUARE


Press Copy: NATIONAL DRUG RECOVERY HQ EVENT AT BOWLING GREEN BRANDYWINE IN KENNETT SQUARE FRI., SEPTEMBER 21, 11AM-NOON, TO FEATURE PHILLIES 1980 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION PITCHER, PA DRUG CZAR, FORMER US DRUG CZAR, STATE LEGISLATURE LEADERS, LABOR LEADERS, LOCAL OFFICIALS,
MAYOR, COUNTRY’S LARGEST TREATMENT PROVIDER, NATIONAL & LOCAL TREATMENT EXPERTS; Will Address 23 million-person National Treatment “Gap” and 1 million without treatment in Penn-Del Friday Sept. 21, 11:00AM, Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center, 1375 Newark
Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348 (Kennett Square, PA) – The National Recovery Month Headquarters news conference event for over 100 facilities nationwide, celebrating those in recovery and highlighting the 23 million-person national drug and alcoholism
treatment “gap” and one million without treatment in Pennsylvania and Delaware, will be held at CRC Health Group’s Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center in Kennett Square, 11AM to Noon on Friday, September 21, followed by lunch 12-1 for all participants.
Speakers at the 11 AM News conference will include Philadelphia Phillies 1980 World Series Champion pitcher Dickie Noles; Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis; Former White House Drug Czar and Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, national
media expert on terrorism, national security, and drug policy; state legislature leaders including Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, prime creator of the new state Cabinet Department on Drug and Alcohol Programs; Teamsters National Fund Administrator Andy Johnson; the
host CRC Health Group, the nation’s largest behavioral treatment provider, with Chief Operating Officer Jerry Rhodes; Kennett Square Mayor Matthew Fetick; Bowling Green Alumni President Jim Phalan; and emcee Lisa Olander, Executive Director of Bowling Green
Brandywine and Regional Director of White Deer Run’s 20 Pennsylvania facilities. Also participating will be State Representatives Doyle Heffley and Thomas Murt; Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, PA Deputy Secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol
Programs, Kim Bowman; and national and local treatment advocates and experts, as well as treatment alumni, families, and law enforcement officials. Bowling Green Brandywine was selected as the National Recovery Month Headquarters this year because its expansion
is testimony to the importance of addressing the national and state treatment gaps, and the facility rightly takes pride in serving as a national model in assisting the most difficult populations. At the event, Bowling Green Brandywine will announce construction
of a 40% expansion of its facility. General McCaffrey has called opiate prescription explosion “the new heroin.” At the event the facility will highlight opiate treatment services, serving as one of the few non-hospital treatment facilities to treat opiate
dependent pregnant females in the country, and over 30 years of providing drug and alcohol treatment services. The opiate prescription drug epidemic in this country – abuse has quintupled in the past decade according to SAMHSA-- and the number of opiate related
deaths -- are primary reasons for the bed expansion. The Bowling Green Brandywine facility expansion adds 42 new beds and 23 new jobs. The event will underscore the importance of quality treatment programs in this country. MEDIA NOTE: Immediately following
the news conference speeches, and before lunch, the event includes a tree planting, a ribbon cutting for the expansion of the Brandywine facility, and a balloon liftoff. The news conference kicks off a larger national event to celebrate National Recovery Month
sponsored by SAMHSA, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This year's Recovery Month theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: It's Worth It," and the Tree Planting theme of “Recovery Takes Root”, emphasize that while the road to recovery may
be difficult


Other Information: Contact: Robert Weiner/Richard Mann 301-283-0821, cell 202-306-1200 weinerpublic@comcast.net


 

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