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Granite Recovery Center cuts ribbon on Salem headquarters

Union Leader Correspondent

October 26. 2017 9:01PM
A crowd came out for the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday at Granite Recovery Center's new headquarters at 6 Manor Parkway space in Salem. (Melissa Proulx/ Union Leader Correspondent)

SALEM — A full spectrum drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday at its new Salem headquarters.

Granite Recovery Center is fully moved into its new space at 6 Manor Parkway in Salem.

“It was a dream for a long time,” said founder Eric Spofford.

The 30,000-square-foot building, which had been empty for about a year, previously housed Stantec, Inc., which has moved to Auburn

The new building houses the center’s administrative workers and its medical billing department.

Spofford’s real estate company — Spofford Homes — will also be setting up shop in the new space.

Spofford said the additional room — especially a finished 7,000-square-foot basement named the Pritts Recovery Center — will allow them to do more with community members.

There, Spofford and his team will host programs like recovery yoga, 12-step workshops and support meetings for families of people in recovery. Some of these programs are already offered at the various locations for Granite Recovery Center, but now they can be housed in one location.

“This space will really allow us to open this up to the public,” Spofford said. “It will be a huge resource for family members and people with substance misuse disorders.”

Those programs will start on Nov. 11.

Spofford has been in recovery since 2006 and started the foundation that would build into Granite Recovery nearly a decade ago. In 2008, he started the Granite House in Derry, which still operates as a men’s extended care facility.

Granite Recovery has four other locations: the Green Mountain Treatment Center in Effingham; New Freedom Academy in Canterbury; Granite House for Women in Concord; and Queen City Sober Living in Manchester.

His intent is to provide help and guidance for those suffering from substance misuse disorder and their families as they enter into recovery.

Spofford said they also have robust alumni support.

“That’s one of the strongest parts of what we do,” he said, back in August.

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