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PACE Recovery Center Celebrates 4 Years!

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PACE will be honoring our Four Year Anniversary by having a special alumni and staff celebration today, which will include food, fun and fellowship.

As a young adult male, sober since 19, and a therapist who referred my clients to extended care programs, I started PACE out of my vision to create a safe haven for sober men to connect with one another, a brotherhood.

Over the last four years we have grown into a 24 bed residential extended care program with a stand alone IOP and a day treatment program.  Our Clients can participate in our dynamic services ranging from our educational program, PACE Academy, to our family program. We have continued to build our curriculum – offering our clients as many services as needed to help battle their chemical dependency and behavioral health issues. Additionally, we received a 3-year CARF Accreditation within the last year. Our goal is to continue growing and helping the needs of young adult men, not so that we are the largest facility, but the most comprehensive.

-Lenny Segal

10 Quotes to Inspire Your Recovery in 2016

Happy New Year Pace Recovery

Here are 10 quotes to help inspire your recovery in 2016. The men of Pace Recovery wish you a happy and successful New Year.

  1. “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” –Thomas Paine
  2. “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” -Louis L’Amour
  3. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” –Unknown
  4. “Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.” –Unknown
  5. “If I quit now I will soon be back to where I started, and when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.” –Unknown
  6. “Success is not owned. It’s leased, and rent is due every day.” –JJ Watt
  7. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” –Anais Nin
  8. “The most important thing is this; to be able to be able at any moment to sacrifice what you are, for what you will become.” –Eric Thomas
  9. “The best way out is always through.” –Robert Frost
  10. An old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humanity, kindness, empathy, and truth.”

The boy thought about it and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”

The old man replied “The one you feed.”


Honoring Our Veterans 2014

Flag and Flowers at the Vietnam Veterans MemorialEvery year on this day we stop to honor our veterans…

Yes, it is November 11, 2014. All of us will take a few minutes out of our day to acknowledge what each veteran of our Armed Services has contributed to our lives. Last year you may remember that we featured two of Pace Recovery’s treatment team who both served in the United States Marine Corp – Sean Kelly and Victor Calzada. Today people will gather together to share memories, visit war memorials, stop by a Veterans Hospital to visit a loved one or just to be part of this day to say thank you.

A special poem

Years ago we came across a beautiful poem that was written in 1860 by William Whiting. We would like to share it with you today, and while it expresses gratitude to all sailors…it touches all those who gave part of their lifetime to serve our country.

The Watch

For twenty years,
This sailor has stood the watch

While some of us were in our bunks at night,
This sailor stood the watch

While some of us were in school learning our trade,
This shipmate stood the watch

Yes…even before some of us were born into this world,
This shipmate stood the watch

In those years when the storm clouds of war were seen
brewing on the horizon of history,
This shipmate stood the watch

Many times he would cast an eye ashore and see his family standing there,
Needing his guidance and help,
Needing that hand to hold during those hard times,
But he still stood the watch

He stood the watch for twenty years,
He stood the watch so that we, our families,
And our fellow countrymen could sleep soundly in safety,
Each and every night,
Knowing that a sailor stood the watch

Today we are here to say:”Shipmate…the watch stands relieved.
Relieved by those YOU have trained, guided, and lead
Shipmate you stand relieved…we have the watch!”

“Boatswain…Standby to pipe the side…Shipmate’s going Ashore!”

– William Whiting, 1860