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Vice President of Family and Clinical Programming at RCA Discusses the Importance of Family for Recovery

Dillon McClernon

Authored by Dillon McClernon

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, John Demasi, host of South Jersey radio show Talk With A Purpose, hosted RCA’s Clinical Services, as part of his ongoing series Fighting the Opioid Epidemic.

In an expansive conversation covering various aspects of substance use disorder and its treatment, RCA’s Clinical Services placed particular emphasis on the too often overlooked role of the family.

As they explained: “family is one of the most critical elements in sustainable long-term recovery,” stressing that they are “the unsung, quiet sufferers of the disease—often marginalized.”

Given the importance of family, Demasi asked RCA’s clinical expert about those who lack family ties. They responded that family can encompass “whoever has your back” in recovery, adding that it is part of the responsibility of RCA to connect patients to a broader recovery community and stay connected through such services as the RCA Alumni Association.

And for those who are separated by distance or the pandemic, RCA’s clinical expert adds, RCA has provided a virtual format to help families stay informed and connected.

Click here for more on RCA’s opportunities for drug and alcohol addiction help for family members, including family support groups, therapy, webinars & events for addiction, and listen to the rest of the conversation here.

Authored by

Dillon McClernon

Dillon McClernon

Dillon currently serves as the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at RCA. After his tenure as Chief Communications Officer and senior advisor to RCA, he opted for a full-time position at RCA where he could build a new team linking sales and marketing to directly impact RCA’s mission of saving 1 million lives.


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