Alexandria Detention Center Celebrates 28 Years of Sobriety Advocacy

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Alexandria Detention Center Celebrates 28 Years of Sobriety Advocacy

For Immediate Release: December 5, 2016

On Thursday, Dec. 1, at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria, participants and graduates of the Sober Living Unit (SLU) program celebrated 28 years of promoting continued efforts toward self-improvement, development and sobriety.

Community volunteers and law enforcement personnel were in attendance to recognize the difficult, yet rewarding, work of individuals within the program. The anniversary celebration highlighted the SLU Philosophy (goal setting, acknowledgement, caring and improvement), a former SLU program graduate success story, and recognition of recent SLU graduates.

The Sober Living Unit is a treatment program located within the Alexandria Detention Center. The program aims to help men and women in the Detention Center recover from substance abuse and develop a drug-free lifestyle upon release from incarceration.

The services of the Sober Living Unit are provided through the joint efforts of the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office and the Alexandria Community Services Board. 

For more information about the SLU program, contact DCHS Mental Health Team Supervisor, Jonathan Teumer at 703.746.5087.