Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
As part of its ongoing commitment to participation in community events, The Discovery House Drug Addiction Treatment Center recently cooperated in #Sizzle! A Carnival of Attraction, as part of Los Angeles Pride Weekend in West Hollywood. #Sizzle included music, performances, games and prizes as a way to celebrate without the use of drugs or alcohol. The Discovery House’s booth offered outreach and informational materials to promote services available for recovery from addiction and to show how its residential treatment program prepares people for successful lives of sobriety.
Tom Whiting, founder and executive director of The Discovery House, values the importance of participation in community affairs not only as a way of giving back, but also as a way to work with others who are enjoying life in sobriety. He knows that choosing drug- and alcohol-free activities and service to others are integral parts of ongoing recovery.
“We enjoy having the opportunity to engage in events like #Sizzle,” Whiting said. “It is our obligation to be contributing members of society. It also is our commitment to improve the lives of those suffering from the disease of drug and alcohol addiction. Participation in “#Sizzle,” provides an environment of sobriety and fellowship in a situation with the potential to trigger drug and alcohol use. It helps people in recovery refocus their thinking away from patterns that have contributed to their addictions.”
Whiting has been involved in the field of addiction recovery for more than 25 years and has built The Discovery House from the ground up.
LA Pride, which benefits the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and associated organizations, is one of the largest PRIDE celebrations in the country and a vital part of the worldwide LGBT movement. More than 160 exhibitors participated in the weekend event of June 6-8, with more than 30,000 attendees each day. Numerous stars in the entertainment industry made appearances, including Jennifer Hudson, Azealia Banks, Danity Kane and The Bangles. Grand Marshal of the LA Pride Parade was Demi Lovato, multi-platinum selling recording artist. Lovato, who also participated in NYC Pride this year, is an active advocate of the LGBT community who is “wholly committed to supporting individuality and being comfortable in one’s own skin.” The Discovery House’s similar philosophy of acknowledging the respect due to all individuals while they learn how to create new lives filled with meaning, purpose, dignity and a sense of belonging makes it a relevant partner to LA Pride. Equally as important is emphasizing the availability of drug- and alcohol-free activities, such as the carnival-themed #Sizzle, in a celebratory atmosphere that draws immense crowds and a party atmosphere.
The mission of The Discovery House, which recognizes the seriousness of drug or alcohol addiction, is to save and restore lives. Its staff of addiction professionals, therapists and counselors understand recovery and bring a wide spectrum of knowledge to the treatment process. Through personalized treatment plans that include individual and group therapy, The Discovery House helps people to discover underlying core issues contributing to their addictions and to establish a foundation for self-confident, healthy, productive lives.
About the Company
The Discovery House is a state licensed residential, drug and alcohol treatment facility, one of a small number of treatment centers across the nation to meet the high quality care standards for Joint Commission Accreditation. The Discovery House serves the Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Woodland Hills, and Santa Monica communities of Southern California, but welcomes individuals from across the country. Its home-like environment in a serene location provides a comfortable starting place for recovery, which ultimately includes successful and addiction-free entry into the real world. An event such as “#Sizzle” is a way to experience the possibility of joy and celebration in sobriety.