A message from our founder, Rick Dellvalle..
As the state prepares to re-open from the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that the opioid crisis still remains in full force. Amid social distancing, authorities nationwide are reporting a surge in fatal opioid overdoses. Addiction and recovery advocates say the U.S. is now battling two epidemics at once.
COVID-19–related protective shelter-in-place orders have pushed individuals battling sobriety into isolation and have decreased access to treatment and opportunity for distraction from addictions. Social factors play a significant role in recovery outcomes. One of the most critically important elements of a person’s social network is the living environment, which is why sober living homes play a crucial part in facilitating positive outcomes. While rules may vary amongst sober homes, they all share at least one core principle…residents must be committed to sobriety. As most of us know all too well, addiction is complex and the journey to recovery often involves setbacks and relapse. In fact, rates of relapse are between 40 and 60 percent, which are very similar to the rates of relapse with other chronic diseases like hypertension, asthma or type I diabetes (NIDA).
Depending on how a sober living home is operated, the consequences of relapse often include asking the individual to leave. In a perfect world, the resident who has relapsed ideally should be sent to a more intensive level of treatment. Too often though, nothing is available and the only option is detox. This however may not be medically appropriate if the drug use or relapse was brief. With nowhere obvious to go, the person often ends up in a full-blown relapse, and may end up back on the streets again. Thus, the need for a safe place like The Redemption House, which is scheduled to open on July 1st, of this year.
Redemption House is a not for profit that will help countless addicts and alcoholics find their way back to recovery. Our mission is to provide that second chance to those who are waiting to get into a sober house or rehab. The heart and soul that is behind this mission will show in the lives of those saved. We rely solely on donations from individuals and corporations to offset the expenses of this save haven. To support our efforts monetary donations can made through the link below. Donations of food, toiletries and personal hygiene items are also always needed.