Maryland's Only Recovery High School Opens Offices on East Church Street and Prepares for Fall 2020 Opening of the Recovery High School

“This is the perfect fit to provide support for the recovering teens and their families, while focusing on academics.” – Leigh Adams, Executive Director, Ausherman Family Foundation

Frederick, MD (PRWEB) November 20, 2019
The Phoenix Foundation of Maryland announces plans to open the state’s only recovery high school at 117 East Church Street in downtown Frederick. The Phoenix Foundation of Maryland, a nonprofit organization serving those affected by alcoholism and drug addiction, is dedicated to providing a learning environment for adolescents that is focused on academics, as well as recovery support for teens entering the recovery lifestyle. The school plans to open in the Fall of 2020 but will open staff offices in December of 2019.
The Recovery High School’s proposed location is convenient to public transportation, the downtown arts district and other supportive nonprofit organizations. The school’s building was presented to the Phoenix Foundation of Maryland by the Ausherman Family Foundation (AFF), who is leasing it to the school for $100 a month. AFF is also contributing $150,000 to furnish and ensure the venue is compliant with all city and state accreditation requirements.
“We believe the Phoenix Foundation of Maryland addresses a critical need in our growing community,” said Leigh Adams, Executive Director of AFF. “The building, which will serve as the main campus for the Recovery High School, was always intended to be used for charitable services. This is the perfect fit to provide support for the recovering teens and their families, while focusing on academics,” finished Adams.
Next month, the Phoenix Foundation of Maryland staff will begin operating out of offices at the East Church location, as the organization continues pursuing accreditation from Maryland State Department of Education. When the school does open in the fall, it will accommodate up to 20 high school students, providing a small, 10:1 teacher to student ratio. Small class sizes allow students to build relationships of trust and understanding with teachers and their peers in recovery.
“The Recovery High School will provide a safe and positive environment, for these courageous teens, who are facing substance use disorder and can now focus on receiving a good education within a conducive environment,” said Founder and President John Edmonds.
“When I was in early recovery, other teens showed me the way to sobriety. Having been saved from my own addiction, I’m passionate about giving back to others who suffer, just as so many helped me when I was an embattled teenager fighting for my life,” finished Edmonds.
Sean Nicholson, Director of Development for the Phoenix Foundation of Maryland shares that background, having spent most of his life battling addiction.
“After turning my own life around with the helping hands of others, I’ve dedicated my life to serving others in recovery,” stated Nicholson.
Substance use disorder is a growing problem across the country. In Frederick County alone, there were hundreds of juvenile court cases last year, with many of them being substance related. Nationwide, 90% of those who struggle with substance use disorder began abusing substances before the age of 18.
“In recovery, you’re told to avoid certain people, places and things that can lead you to backslide,” said Edmonds, who continued, “This school is dedicated to adolescents who have stopped abusing drugs or alcohol and who are devoted to following a more positive path in life. Our belief is that with the appropriate tools and a positive, peer-centered environment, these teens will become community assets, as they help others on their journey.”
About Phoenix Foundation of MarylandIn the Spring of 2018–inspired by the endless tragedies in their community and the film Anonymous People and Generation Found, a group of residents in Frederick, Maryland recognized the need for safe educational and social options for young people beginning their journey in recovery from alcohol and substance use disorders. Operating on the principles that schools offer safe harbor for the recovery lifestyle, while providing a quality education, the founders investigated recovery high schools in other cities, and met with the National Association for Recovery Schools, to determine goals and strategy. The Recovery High School will be based at 117 East Church Street, in a building leased to them by the Ausherman Family Foundation. The school is set to open in the Fall of 2020.
About Ausherman Family FoundationThe Ausherman Family Foundation is a private foundation, established in 2006. The Trustees envision a vibrant community where committed nonprofit organizations effectively work together in a spirit of cooperation to advance superior charitable outcomes in Frederick County. The Foundation’s mission is to empower the passion for change in Frederick County, Maryland

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HQTS Opens Offices in Bangladesh

HQTS Group Ltd. is pleased to announce the opening of our new offices in Bangladesh.
Press Release – updated: Nov 19, 2019 09:27 PST

FUZHOU, China, November 19, 2019 ( – HQTS Group Ltd. is pleased to announce the opening of our new offices in Bangladesh. Mr. Hunter Huang has been named as General Manager, having served previously as the General manager of India and Vice President of operations in Vietnam. He will be responsible for all operations and business development in Bangladesh.
Mr. Huang stated, “we are excited to expand our footprint in Bangladesh. The region has seen significant growth in interest from our customers seeking new sources for textiles and apparel.” 
Local manufacturers in Bangladesh also import significant amounts of fabric and yarn from China. Our offices have a unique opportunity to work with local manufacturers to provide QC services in China to support their buying needs.
He continued, “Bangladesh is the world’s second-largest Readymade Garment (RMG) exporter, just behind China. So, as more production moves away from China due to trade friction between the USA and China, we see this is a growing opportunity for our quality control services.”
Mr. Richard Fan, the HQTS CEO, agreed, saying, “We have been operating in Bangladesh for decades with management out of China or India. However, as more companies enter the market, both manufactures and global buyers, we see a clear need to provide local operations to support this growing client base and for new opportunities in trade between China and Bangladesh.”
About HTQS: HQTS is one of Asia’s oldest and largest quality assurance companies providing a broad range of services, including inspections, product testing, factory audits, supplier evaluations, production management, and much more. Accredited by CNAS to ISO standards, as well as numerous other QC and testing certifications, HQTS supports clients around the world in 22 countries supported by over 1500 professionals.
Source: HQTS Group Ltd.

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Center Opens In Claremont, CA

Many Inland Empire residents have had to travel a long way to find eating disorder care. We want to make it easier for our community to find the help they need.

CLAREMONT, Calif. (PRWEB) November 19, 2019
Bright Road Recovery Eating Disorder Treatment Program has announced the opening of their residential treatment center in Claremont, California. As the first to bring residential eating disorder treatment to the Inland Empire, Bright Road Recovery is committed to increasing the local community’s access to excellent eating disorder care.
Bright Road Recovery’s residential treatment center is an intimate and intensive program for adult women who are experiencing an eating disorder and co-occurring conditions such as PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and other mental health disorders. The program utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach to treat the whole person. Group sessions utilize evidence-based therapies such as CBT and DBT, and are enhanced by art therapy, mindfulness, yoga, and other creative and engaging modalities. Individual therapy sessions offer patients the opportunity to benefit from EMDR so they can begin to process trauma that may perpetuate eating disorder symptoms.
Nutrition stabilization, education and counseling are also a large component of Bright Road Recovery’s program. Registered dietitians and the dietetics team guide patients in supported meals and meal preparation. Patients also participate in exposure and response prevention sessions such as meal outings in the community and grocery shopping.
Bright Road Recovery’s new residential treatment program compliments their outpatient program, also located in Claremont. The outpatient program located at 428 Harrison Avenue in the Claremont Village offers outpatient psychotherapy, outpatient nutrition counseling, intensive outpatient program and partial hospitalization program services. Bright Road Recovery professionals treat anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and can work with adolescents and adults who have eating disorders complicated by other diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
“Many Inland Empire residents have had to travel a long way to find eating disorder care. We want to make it easier for our community to find the help they need. Adding residential treatment to the services we provide brings a much needed component of care to the adult women in our community who are experiencing an eating disorder,” stated Tamson Overholtzer, LMFT, CEDS, founder and CEO.
Bright Road Recovery is accepting referrals for admission at all levels of care. Those interested can contact the admissions department at 909-624-7070 to learn more.
Bright Road Recovery is the Inland Empire’s premier eating disorder treatment program and was founded in Claremont, California in 2014 by Tamson Overholtzer, licensed marriage and family therapist and certified eating disorder specialist. This small, private eating disorder program is focused on bringing eating disorder care to the community for adults and adolescents. Bright Road Recovery is accredited by the Joint Commission.
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Shopper’s Paradise Opens in Vietnam – with Penetron Technology

One of Vietnam’s largest: The Hà Đông construction site of more than 98,000m2 comprised a total floor space of ca. 150,000m2 for the Aeon Mall Long Biên.

At the Hà Đông plant, any cracks that develop during the lifetime of the concrete are quickly self-healed by PENETRON. This virtually eliminates any future maintenance. That’s permanent concrete protection.

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 19, 2019
Vietnam’s largest mall, the Aeon Mall Hà Đông just outside downtown Hanoi, Vietnam, opened its doors in a festive November 2019 ceremony. Behind the pomp and glitter, Penetron crystalline technology ensured a waterproof and durable concrete structure for the mall’s wastewater treatment plant.
“The knock-on effect of the new Aeon Mall has spurred further development across the Hà Đông region,” explains Jozef Van Beeck, Director of International Sales & Marketing for The Penetron Group. “This increased construction activity comprises many residential development projects, including high-rise apartments and new public transportation networks, as well as the first “bus rapid transportation” system in Vietnam, which connects downtown Hanoi, the country’s capital, with Hà Đông district, located in the western part of the city.
The Aeon Mall Hà Đông is the fifth mall project completed by Aeon Mall, a Japanese developer, and the second shopping center in the Hanoi region. The Aeon Mall Long Biên, located just east of Hanoi, opened in 2018. Set in an area of nearly 10 hectares, the new mall in Hà Đông offers a wide variety of around 220 stores, services and family entertainment on three floors, including the AEON supermarket. Further, the complex has parking for 2,100 cars – and over 9,000 motorcycles.
“It’s one of the largest shopping centers in Vietnam,” adds Kim Khanh Ngo Xuan, CEO & Managing Director of Penetron Vietnam. “The Hà Đông construction site of more than 98,000m2 comprises a total mall floor space of ca. 150,000m2. Equally important is the mall’s integrated wastewater treatment plant, which our team was involved in.”
Penetron Vietnam has accrued extensive experience in the construction of water storage and wastewater treatment plants. Working with both project contractors – Kajima and Hoa Binh – Kim’s team proposed an application of PENETRON, a surface-applied crystalline waterproofing material, to all concrete structures exposed to water and sewage effluent.
Applied to concrete by brush or spray, PENETRON penetrates deeply into the concrete matrix in the presence of moisture. The resulting chemical reaction fills microcracks, pores and capillaries with an insoluble crystalline formation, making the concrete impermeable. PENETRON-treated concrete prevents water, sulfates and the aggressive chemicals commonly found in sewage treatment plants from entering the concrete, even under the hydrostatic pressure encountered in a typical wastewater treatment plant. Tico Vietnam successfully applied PENETRON to all the plant’s concrete elements, ensuring a waterproof and protected wastewater treatment plant.
“At the Hà Đông plant, any cracks that develop during the lifetime of the concrete are quickly self-healed by PENETRON,” adds Kim Khanh Ngo Xuan. “This virtually eliminates any future maintenance. That’s permanent concrete protection.”
The Penetron Group is a leading manufacturer of specialty construction products for concrete waterproofing, concrete repairs and floor preparation systems. The Group operates through a global network, offering support to the design and construction community through its regional offices, representatives and distribution channels.
For more information on Penetron waterproofing solutions, please visit penetron(dot)com or Facebook(dot)com/ThePenetronGroup, email CRDept(at)penetron(dot)com or contact the Corporate Relations Department at 631-941-9700.

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