START Celebrates Recovery Month: Marisel's Story

Recovery Month Patient Success Story


This September, START is celebrating National Recovery Month by highlighting some of the outstanding patient success stories and dedicated counselors in our programs! Be sure to check in on our social media for regular updates, but for now, enjoy Marisel’s story, written by the counselors who have guided her in her recovery:




Marisel has been attending treatment at START Treatment and Recovery Centers at the Bushwick Clinic since February, 2016. Throughout this time, Marisel has been consistent with her treatment; she attends counseling and medical services punctually. With the assistance of the dedicated, multidisciplinary team at START, Marisel has been able to overcome mental and societal barriers. She now has two jobs, as a CDPAP assisting her elderly frail mother during the day, and at a restaurant, assisting in the kitchen in the evenings. Marisel is proud of her occupational achievements and shared her gratitude towards the multidisciplinary team of professionals at START. She said that she is happy and satisfied with the quality of services and the compassionate approach from the professionals at START.

Congratulation on your success Marisel!                                                                                                        


-Omar Argueta, Vocational Specialist 

-Ruby Cedeno, Senior Counselor