This guest post from Doris Dillon

When my dad opened his new office for his roofing business, he hired me to run the front office. We have a lot of people in and out of here every day. Sometimes there are workers just coming through, and other times we have customers in the waiting room. The other day we had a customer that was waiting for his appointment to talk about getting a new roof. He went on and on about the house they had just bought. He said it was a fixer upper.

So apparently they were having to do a lot of work before they moved in. He told me that the first thing they did was shop for electricity through Green Mountain power in Irving. Then after they got the power turned on they could see everything that was going to have to be repaired or replaced.

He went on and on about his house and how much money he was going to have to spend on it. I thought he was never going to hush. I decided right then that my dad was going to have to give me a raise for listening to all his clients.

The reason those who choose Delray Recovery Center as the place where redemption starts to get better soon, is that they are not treated like simple patients. No blame is placed and they receive more than medical assistance, with a holistic approach being proven to deliver vastly superior results. While the effects of substance abuse are addressed, so are the underlying causes because the goal is to provide sustainable lifelong recovery.

Only by looking into the causes that led to addiction and mending the body at the same time as the soul, people can be freed from this self-destructive habit. An alcohol and drug rehab needs to recreate an environment where those suffering from addiction will not feel disconnected, and this is why families are an integrate part of the healing process. By interacting with those close to them, those battling alcohol and drug abuse will get the impetus to push forward and will never feel abandoned.

The caring staff does a great job in accomplishing this goal and while they provide the medical treatment that is so important, also offer physiological support. Group counseling sessions, workshops and seminars are included, so that the recovery process is faster and more durable.


There is no activity more entertaining than playing with your dog and those who have such a furry companion can confirm this. Doing it in the tiny garden behind the house is not the proper way to do it, and that’s why people prefer to take their dogs to a nearby park. These places can be greatly improved to exceed the expectations of dog owners, and the investment is minimal. Administrators should focus on those few things that will encourage visitors to spend more time outdoors.

Portable bleachers should be the first to be introduced as even the most enthusiastic visitors will need to sit down after playing for many minutes with their beloved pets. On the other hand, the dogs couldn’t care less about the weather, the time or any other outside factors that might ruin their fun. They love spending time outside with their masters, and if there is some dog exercise equipment, things are simply perfect. It sounds too good to be true, but there are many parks that have introduced these features with success.

Seeing their dogs so happy to play and run, their owners will be tempted to linger for longer than planned and the aluminum bleachers will come in handy. Sitting down and watching the pet play is not as rewarding as getting involved, but after a while everyone could use a break. One good reason to leave the bench is to collect the waste produced by the dog and throw it into one of the adjacent pet waste stations.