So today is Labor Day 2012 and while we will often take a holiday from posting here when the holiday falls on a Monday, today we want to take a few minutes to honor our staff who works tirelessly in the field of addiction and recovery treating our patients. Working daily with those suffering from the disease of addiction brings challenges and rewards, offering patients care and insights on how to take the first step in recovery and proving that hope exists and recovery is possible one day at a time.
Like any disease, research continues to unravel some of the mysteries of the disease of addiction. The news is filled with studies and observations of what causes the disease and ways to treat the disease. Working in this field requires that our staff stay abreast of new these developments, attending conferences, participating in forums, continuing their education and renewing their certifications. It takes commitment; resolve to be the best that they can be honoring the trust placed in them by our patients and our patients' families.
So today we would like to honor Hope By The Sea's staff. While we hope you will visit our staff page, we also want you to remember that the staff members listed here represent only our core staff; however, each day additional staff members work side by side with our patients with individual and group therapy, transporting and guiding patients through extracurricular activities (learning how to enjoy life in sobriety), offering a kind word or simple act to encourage patients by sharing their experiences, teaching through example. Perhaps the best honors for our staff comes from patient testimonials, including those from family members who have attended our Family Program.
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