It has been two years since the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with SpiritWorks Foundation, introduced a peer-based recovery program to inmates at the Fauquier County Detention Center.
The program, Recovery Inside the Walls, provides peer coaching five days a week to 10 women and 10 men. These inmates have applied and been accepted as participants and begin the journey of recovery from substance abuse disorder.
Chris Connell is the Program Manager at SpiritWorks Recovery Center in Warrenton and is the original Peer Recovery Coach to lead the women’s program.
“The initial goal was a simple one – to offer hope to these men and women,” Connell said in a statement.
Two years later, the program has seen much progress and growth. An evidence-based curriculum has been introduced, the number of Peer Recovery Coaches has increased and the feedback from participants, law enforcement, and coaches has made it possible for the program to grow and evolve.
SpiritWorks Recovery Center also offers resources to inmates upon release including group recovery meetings, spiritual groups, recovery planning, and other daily activities to aid in the mission of long term recovery.
This year’s anniversary celebration will include the return of recording artist and storyteller, Matt Butler, to the Fauquier County Detention Center as part of his 2019 Country Roads Tour. Butler will also take the stage at Gloria’s Listening Room at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 13 as part of a community celebration.
All are welcome to attend this free event and help celebrate recovery in our community.