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Liberation Programs To Meet In Stamford To Discuss Alcohol, Drug Addiction

Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT). Liberation Programs, in partnership with Congressman Jim Himes and Stamford Mayor David Martin, will meet on Friday, June 17, at 7:30 a.m., at the Sheraton Stamford to discuss the threat of drug and alcohol addiction.
Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT). Liberation Programs, in partnership with Congressman Jim Himes and Stamford Mayor David Martin, will meet on Friday, June 17, at 7:30 a.m., at the Sheraton Stamford to discuss the threat of drug and alcohol addiction. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Liberation Programs, in partnership with U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and Stamford Mayor David Martin, will meet on Friday, June 17, at 7:30 a.m., at the Sheraton Stamford to discuss the threat of drug and alcohol addiction.

The meeting will focus on how Liberation Programs and Stamford’s leaders can work towards creating a solution in the face of this crisis.

Alan J. Mathis, president and CEO of Liberation Programs, will lead this discussion.

In addition to Himes and Martin, expected attendees include State Sen. Carlo Leone; State Reps. Livvy Floren, Dan Fox, and Caroline Simmons; members of Stamford’s Board of Representatives; and members of Stamford Hospital’s medical staff.

Last year, Liberation served over 1,200 people struggling with substance abuse in Stamford and in the past four years the agency has seen a 38 percent increase in the need for services.

The meeting will be a critical component in unifying community leaders in the conversation on how to approach this crisis.

Liberation Programs is one of Fairfield County’s behavioral health service providers, helping over 2,000 adults and youth each year overcome their substance abuse problems. Liberation’s treatment philosophy is directed toward the single goal of enabling people to live and prosper in lifelong recovery.

With seven locations throughout Fairfield County, Liberation Programs serves the Stamford area at Liberation House, a long-term inpatient counseling site for men where the focus is on helping them develop their sober living skills as well as what they need to transition to housing and employment.

For more information on Liberation Programs, click here.

The meeting will take place in the Sheraton Stamford's Davenport Room at 700 East Main St.

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