Suburban Collection Showplace Donates $25,000 to Assist Brighton Center for Recovery Education Program for Children

WARREN, Mich., Feb. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Brighton Center for Recovery is the beneficiary of $25,000 in additional funds for the Children's Addiction Prevention Program, thanks to a donation by Blair Bowman, owner of The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

The program is a free educational, therapeutic and addiction prevention program for children ages 7 to 12 who are affected by a loved one's alcohol or drug problem.

"This generous support from The Suburban Collection Showplace, combined with a recent gift of $50,000 from the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation, will enable us to significantly expand this program at Brighton," said Raymond Waller, director of the Brighton Center for Recovery.

Brighton Center for Recovery, formerly known as Brighton Hospital, is one of America's oldest and most experienced substance abuse treatment facilities and is a member of the St. John Providence Health System.

"We are pleased to support this unique program designed for children who've been directly affected by the addiction challenges faced by a parent, sibling, grandparent or other family member," said Blair Bowman, owner, The Suburban Collection Showplace. Bowman is also vice chair and treasurer for the Board of Providence and Providence Park Hospitals (St. John Providence Health System West Region Board) and a longtime supporter of St. John Providence Health System.

Brighton Center for Recovery believes that addiction and prevention education between the ages of 7 and 12 can have a dramatically positive impact on young people's futures.

The four-day Children's Addiction Prevention Program is one of only four of its kind nationally and is modeled after The Betty Ford Center's Children's Program in California.

"This program is a one-of-a-kind haven for children whose lives have been affected by addiction," Bowman said. "This unique educational experience is provided at no cost. We are very pleased to provide our support for this important program."

Additional information on the Children's Addiction Prevention Program is available at: or by calling (810) 227-1211.

Brighton Center for Recovery, a member of St. John Providence Health System, was founded in 1953 and is a standard-bearer and innovator in chemical dependency treatment based on the medical model and 12-step program participation. SJPHS is one of the largest providers of inpatient care in southeast Michigan and one of the largest employers in metro Detroit. St. John Providence Health System Foundations coordinates fundraising for the health system, its entities and programs, and offers ways to support medical excellence and the future health of the community

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Brian Taylor St. John Providence Health System, 586-753-0726 John McCandless Suburban Collection Showplace, 313-610-5600Source: The Suburban Collection Showplace;Brighton Center for Recovery