At A New Path, an addiction-recovery support organization in Carbondale, the first sight that greeted a recent visitor was a tabletop lined with ornate gingerbread houses, of the kind one might expect to see at a Christmas bake sale.
But the tiny edible structures actually are part of the ongoing support and therapy offered by A New Path, which operates out of the Third Street Center and is part of a growing trend in the addiction-recovery community nationwide.
Pointing to the gingerbread houses, and a photo of a recent Christmas dinner for the clients, A New Path’s director, Stefan Bate, told The Sopris Sun during a recent interview, “We try to make a big deal out of the holidays, because holidays can be a tough time for the guys. Some of the guys told us this is the best holiday they’ve ever had.”
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