Larry Labonte Recovery Center
LLRC provides referrals for detox centers and recovery housing and information regarding AA, AL-ANON, and SMART recovery programs. LLRC center works closely with FRV-supported Oxford County Mental Health Services in recovery coach training, treatment, recovery housing, and after- hours meeting space. Initial FRV support was used for operating costs.With a grant of $5,000 from Friends of the River Valley has expanded its support of LLRC and has implemented a recovery coaching program and a peer meeting within the local schools to help high-risk students through the community. The Recovery Coaching program meets with students one-on-one to discuss their addictive behaviors and the risks of using drugs, alcohol, and smoking. Students are identified for recovery coaching due to either reported at-risk behaviors or home life. The program lasts for approximately six weeks. LLRC is working at Dirigo Middle School and meeting weekly with anywhere from 3 to 8 students depending upon identified students. A peer meeting is also held at Mountain Valley High School once a week. A coach is available between 11am and 1pm for students to come in and speak with someone, either in a group setting or one-on-one.
LLRC intends to expand these programs into more River Valley area schools with a portion of the grant funds.