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Date: Fri 04-Sep-1998



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Date: Fri 04-Sep-1998

Publication: Bee

Author: STEVEB

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Counseling Center To Offer Outpatient Substance Abuse Program

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The Family Counseling Center will offer an outpatient substance abuse program

beginning September 22 for adults age 18-65.

Those living in the Greater Danbury and Southbury areas are eligible for

treatment. They must be substance free and committed to continued


The program will offer initial screening, assessment and diagnosis,

individual, family and group therapy and psychiatric assessments. These

services will be available to clients with problems resulting from alcohol

abuse, prescriptive and/or non-prescriptive drugs and other dependency

inducing substances.

The program goals include: achievement of sobriety/abstinence, development of

positive life skills and coping mechanisms, improved communication skills and

participation in the appropriateness 12-step program.

Wendy Davenson will serve as program coordinator.

For more information, call the center at 426-8103 between 9 am and 4 pm.

The Family Counseling Center opened its doors at 121 Mount Pleasant Road just

over a year ago. The center is a family counseling agency dedicated to helping

today's families through counseling, support groups, education and referral

services. It is supported by the United Way and is state licensed and

nationally accredited.

Judith Gilkes Benson is the center's executive director.

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