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Recovery Anonymous celebrates third anniversary

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QUINCY (WGEM) -- The founders of one Quincy rehab program celebrated their center's third anniversary Saturday.

Founded on April 1, 2018, staff at Recovery Anonymous said their mission is to connect those seeking recovery with the services they require.

Executive Director Gordon Dobey said that starts with letting people looking for help know that help is out there.

"Other twelve-step fellowships kind of keep to themselves and they don't do a lot of public promotion," Dobey said. "We feel that if it's such a great thing, that it needs to be spoken about loud and proud and hopefully we can set an example for somebody."

Those who use the program said it's been a huge help.

Schanique Ellis said she has been coming to RA regularly for the past 18-months. She said it's not just a recovery program but a family.

"They gave me like the model of who and where I want to be," Ellis said. "People that have more clean time, who've been coming around and have it mapped out. They helped me figure out the direction and where I'm headed."

Dobey said at RA they welcome anyone with open arms.

"We want people to know that this is a safe place to talk without repercussions and get some information about recovery," he said.

For more information on Recovery Anonymous you can reach out to them HERE.

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Jayda Hill

Jayda Hill is a Multimedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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