By Troy Clarkson The scourge of addiction continues to impact every village, every corner of our community. Nary a family has not been—in some way—touched by the fateful fingers of this disease. It is indeed a community challenge that requires a community solution. This week marks 10 years that one community solution—Bill Dougherty’s Recovery Without Walls—has been changing lives and helping women find a way [...]
One of our associates, Steven Klarer discussing acupuncture.
Getting People Into Treatment And Following Through When They Are Out This is the fifth article in a series called A Cape Addiction that explores drug abuse on Cape Cod. Timothy Lineaweaver from Woods Hole explains how the program, Cape Care for Depression, helps connect people to treatment, and William Dougherty of West Falmouth sees early success in his program, Recovery Without Walls. By LAURA [...]
By AMANDA LEHMERT FALMOUTH - William Dougherty calls it the broken shoelaces of life - the little things that make it tough for an addict to stay sober. ''Sometimes it's 'Where is the next nickel coming from?''' Dougherty said. ''There is a whole bunch of stuff about getting better that has nothing to do with counseling.'' Earlier this year, Dougherty left his position as a [...]
Megan*, a vibrant 31 year-old, is no stranger to alcohol abuse or recovery programs. On two occasions, the former art student went through the Emerson House residential program for women at Gosnold Treatment Center in Falmouth. After her first stay, she returned home, where alcohol was still being used heavily. She ended up drinking again—and heading back to Emerson House. Megan's post-treatment housing options were [...]
Recovery Without Walls (RWW) hosted its First Annual Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, June 15 at 9:00am -3:00 pm at the Sea Crest Beach Resort in North Falmouth. Major sponsors for the event were Cape Cod Five, New Balance Falmouth Road Race, and the Sea Crest Beach Resort which hosted the tournament. Unlike most single-focus charity events, this tournament benefited not only RWW, but also helped [...]
Red Cross Heroes Award Press Release In March, Recovery Without Walls was recognized by the American Red Cross, Cape and Islands Chapter, with a Heroes Award for the organization’s community impact and service.