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RCA Radio Hour Explains the Importance of Family for Recovery

Dillon McClernon

Authored by Dillon McClernon

On the first Tuesday of every month, Tara Rivera, treatment advocate for Recovery Centers of America, representing our Massachusetts facilities RCA at Danvers and RCA at Westminster, co-hosts the Recovery Centers of America Radio Hour on Boston’s WKPZ the K-Zone 105.3FM and 1280AM.

Rivera stressed the importance of working with families both to initiate the recovery process and to help ensure long-term recovery, laying particular emphasis on the need for families to remain focused on the present.

The episode also featured Robert Strauber, Associate Director for Interventions at RCA, who reinforced the role of the family from the perspective of addressing their needs rather than simply their role in their loved ones’ recovery process.

As Strauber drove the point home: “We really need to educate the families. We really need to get them to start to speak their own recovery language, so that when we do approach their loved ones’ we can start to walk the walk.”  

Listen to the conversation here.

Click here for more on RCA’s family programming.

If you or a loved one are struggling with drugs or alcohol, call Recovery Centers of America 1-800-RECOVERY.

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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