The Millbrook Rotary recently hosted a taping of a broadcast of the long-running, prize-winning FM and AM radio series “RadioRotary.”
The program is produced by the local Rotary District, which encompasses eight counties. The co-hosts of the program, Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell, who is president of the Millbrook Club, interviewed representatives of the Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers during a recent luncheon meeting, according to a written release from the local Rotary.
Guests were Steve Pressman, executive director of the Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers Inc. (MARC) and Laurie Quinn, member of the District 7210 e-Rotary Club, district secretary, and also a director of the MARC Foundation. MARC is a residential program that houses and treats the addicted in several ways, through a crisis center, three residential treatment centers and nearly 30 sober housing apartments.
Quinn said it is important to help erase the stigma of drug addiction by talking about it and raising awareness of the problem. She told the story of her son Eric, 28, who began experimenting with drugs and alcohol while in middle school, according to the release. About a year ago, she said he came to her, showed her the needle tracks on his arms, and said he needed help. At that point, she said, despite holding down two jobs, he was using about 10 bags of heroin daily. Quinn said her son entered MARC’s Crisis Center, which found an appropriate long-term residence program for him. When the broadcast was recorded, she said her son “had been straight for 322 days.”
Millbrook Rotary meets at 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Copperfield’s Restaurant on Route 44/82 in Washington Hollow. Guests are welcome (lunch is $18). Talks usually begin after lunch at 1 p.m. and conclude at 1:30.
RadioRotary is broadcast Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ FM (93.5) and AM (1110) and rebroadcast on Sundays at 7:25 a.m. on WBPM FM (92.9) and on three AM stations (920, 1260, 1420) at 9:30 a.m.
Source : poughkeepsiejournal.com