‘How do we support you:’ BrightView Addiction Treatment Center recognized Bedford County’s Family Drug Court program

September is National Recovery Month and nearly 500 thousand adults in Virginia struggle with addiction. BrightView Addiction Treatment Center in Lynchburg took the chance to recognize Bedford County’s Family Drug Court program on Tuesday. The Bedford Family Treatment Docket includes child services and social services, which is unique to drug courts in Southwest and Central Virginia.

BrightView Health community outreach manager named first NKY Reentry Champion

“I was a little bit distracted at the beginning when they were reading who was winning the award—I was trying to get registered to win the big TV,” Community Outreach Manager at BrightView Health Rebecca Bollens said. “It was buffering and buffering; finally, I gave up because they were talking about this person that’s winning this fabulous award, and I thought, ‘Wow, this is really great. I wonder who it is.’”

The CAREER Act is in action in Eastern Kentucky

Addiction Recovery in Kentucky is being supported through government funding from the CAREER Act or The Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry. The bill was introduced for reauthorization in June after it was originally filed in in 2018. U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Andy Barr, worked to pass this bill because of the issues the Commonwealth has with substance use disorders.

‘The right thing to do’; Metro Public Works employees save man’s life while on the job

Several people were frantically waving for help as they pulled a young man from his car, suffering from an apparent drug overdose. Gardner, who is a retired firefighter, and McKinney stopped and quickly jumped into action once they learned the man was not breathing and had no pulse. Brightview Health employees Sari Cason and Crystal Barajas also stopped to assist and provided additional Narcan.