Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CCSO To Display Artwork Depicting The Journey Through Substance Abuse And Recovery

Works of artists who are in recovery from substance abuse will be on display at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

CCSO will host a public reception for the 10th installment of the Community Gallery, an arts exhibit housed within the Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday, July 25, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is located at the administrative offices on the second floor of CCSO headquarters, 3319 U.S. 41 E., Bldg. J., East Naples.

Twenty-two pieces of artwork by clients in the Crossroads Program during therapy sessions will be on display through Oct. 25.

Crossroads is an 18-bed, residential substance abuse treatment program for men and women operated by David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s leading provider of mental health and substance abuse services.

CCSO has had a longstanding partnership with David Lawrence Center.

The Crossroads Program addresses the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of its participants. The goal of treatment is to create an environment to promote life-changing and life-lasting wellness for participants and their families who make a commitment to treatment.

There are numerous aspects involved with the recovery process for individuals and providing art therapy services to its residents is a vital component.

“This process allows substance abuse treatment to address areas that otherwise may not be addressed in standard therapies,” said Crossroads Clinical Supervisor Nancy Dauphinais. “Clients find themselves able to express feelings and emotions that they may have found difficult to express in individual or group therapy.”

The CCSO Community Gallery welcomes any local public service organizations interested in setting up a future exhibit.

For more information about the gallery or how an organization can participate, contact CCSO Public Information Officer Kristi Lester at 239.252.0604, or Kristi.Lester@colliersheriff.org.

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