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Substance recovery facility opens in Scituate

South Shore Recovery, a community organization dedicated to helping individuals recovering from substance abuse and their families and friends, invites the public to a grand opening celebration of its new facility in Scituate Harbor.

Tours of the space at 51 Cole Parkway will be given between 5 and 7 p.m. on July 19, with an official ribbon cutting at 6 p.m., followed by a performance from Phoenix Tales recovery storytelling troupe.

South Shore Recovery began in 2014 in response to the opioid crisis and the need for a support organization offering free help for recovering addicts and their families.

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The goal, according to the nonprofit agency, is to “bridge the gap between formal treatment and a full life of recovery in the community. We help people connect to others, and to the resources needed to maintain long-term recovery.”

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Since the new facility opened on March 1, approximately 100 people have participated weekly in recovery support activities, and more than 50 people volunteer there on a regular basis, according to board member Annmarie Galvin.

“Something else that is special about the Scituate recovery center is that we offer programs for family members impacted by a loved one’s substance use, as well as individuals seeking support for themselves,” Galvin said. “Addiction is a family disease, so South Shore Peer Recovery is committed to educating and supporting the entire family.”

More information is available at www.southshorepeerrecovery.com

Johanna Seltz can be reached at seltzjohanna@gmail.com