Club 14

Introduction

The journey from addiction to a healthy, sober life is not a quick and easy one; it is a lifelong commitment of dedication and hard work that is well worth the effort. Like any journey, the road to sobriety begins with simple steps forward; it generally goes from detoxification to rehabilitation then recovery. After a patient has completed their rehabilitation program, they are not finished with recovery. In fact, recovery is a continuous process that an addict must continuously work at. Many former addicts participate in one or more support groups throughout their lives to prevent relapse and continue to grow in recovery. Sometimes, the path to lifelong recovery will be easy; other times, it will be difficult for individuals to withstand the temptation to relapse. Research has consistently and clearly demonstrated that active involvement in support groups can be an invaluable source of guidance, assistance, and encouragement; participation significantly improves a person’s chances of long-term recovery.

Intervention:

Club14 provides an emotionally safe and supportive environment for recovering addicts to share their experiences, discuss challenges and get support. It also provides a means through which other substance users can be directed to a means of treatment and rehabilitation. Participants get what they give so they are encouraged to interact with other group members and share their experiences with the group. Once recovering addicts are more established in their sobriety, they may choose to mentor newly recovered addicts. Group activities will include outreach programs, advocacies, community as well as Community Development Programs. 

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