Crystal Stanton is the Program Director of Staten Island TASC. Get to know her in today’s Staff Spotlight!
Research shows that an individual’s ability to successfully obtain, maintain, and reintegrate into the workplace is an important outcome indicator in the addiction recovery process. However, re-entering the workforce while or even after undergoing treatment for addiction can be overwhelming. It’s important to remember you’re not alone.
Chipotle hosted a fundraiser for us on November 18th in which every person who ate at a Chipotle on Long Island and mentioned EAC Network saw 50% of their purchase donated back to us. We are so grateful to everyone who participated. The event resulted in Chipotle donating almost $1,000! Click through to view photos.
Every holiday season, I receive more gifts than I know what to do with. While I am grateful for the generosity of my friends and family, I often end up like the lady to my right – overwhelmed by the amount of new items and wondering where I’m going to put all of them. I don’t want to hide them away to be forgotten about until the next time I clean out my closet (which is rare). Instead of presents, I’ve asked my friends and family to make donations to the at-risk populations that EAC Network serves.
Erinn Hayes, star of CBS’ latest hit sitcom, Kevin Can Wait, made an inspirational video rallying fans to donate to EAC Network for their end of year giving campaign. The cast and crew of Kevin Can Wait is dedicated to making Long Island a better place by filming in Bethpage and promoting locals on the show. We are so grateful they have chosen us as the beneficiary of the show’s first giving campaign!
There are approximately 22.7 million Americans who are in need of treatment for drug and/or alcohol-related problems right now. However, many will never seek treatment because of the societal stigmas associated with substance use disorders. Let’s take a look at some of the stereotypes we’ve all heard and possibly believed about people suffering from addiction.
It is difficult at times to feel like we can make a difference. We feel overwhelmed by the negative events we hear about in the news and think there is little we can do to help. However, when we have the ability to make an impact, no matter how small, it’s imperative to act. Making a difference doesn’t have to be a grand gesture, and it’s true, no problem can be solved instantaneously. We have to work together. Helping others starts with spreading kindness. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it.