Celebrating National Recovery Month
September is National Recovery Month and now in its 24th year it has evolved beautifully to reach out and bring all whose lives are touched by recovery to be honored. If you visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Recovery Month’s website you can learn all about National Recovery Month. Here is a quick historical overview:
“Celebrated during the month of September, Recovery Month began in 1989 as TreatmentWorks! Month, which honored the work of the treatment and recovery professionals in the field. The observance evolved to National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month) in 1998, when the observance expanded to include celebrating the accomplishment of individuals in recovery from substance use disorders. The observance evolved once again in 2011 to National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) to include all aspects of behavioral health.”
Today PACE Recovery Center would like to honor all of our treatment and recovery professionals and take a few minutes to introduce our readers to PACE Recovery Center’s Clinical Director Dr. Brooke Buccola, PsyD, LMFT.
Meet Dr. Brooke Buccola
|Dr. Brooke Buccola|
Dr. Buccola joined PACE Recovery Center in the role of Clinical Director after a number of years working in the field of addiction and recovery. Dr. Buccola is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of chemical and behavioral addictions. She completed her Psy.D and Masters Degree at Alliant International University of Irvine, California and received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach where she graduated with honors.
Dr. Buccola has had the privilege of working with many treatment centers throughout Orange County, and has created and implemented many aspects of their clinical programming throughout the years. With an eclectic approach to therapy, Dr. Buccola gravitates toward a post-modern theory with aims at empowering the individual to reclaim his or her life from addiction.
Previous to entering the addiction and recovery field, Dr. Buccola worked with victims of domestic violence at the Women’s Transitional Living Center. At WTLC she worked with both women, their children, ran education and process groups, and facilitated the Personal Empowerment Program classes for court mandated victims of Domestic Violence.
Currently, Dr. Buccola maintains a successful private practice in Newport Beach, California helping individuals, couples, and families with an array of presenting problems.
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