ONE KIND GESTURE CAN A CHANGE A LIFE
Here at Journey to Reovery we believe addiction is a disease and that there isn't a one size fixes all treatment. Through the principles of harm reduction we hope to reduce the stigma associated with addiction.by showing love and support to those who suffer from addiction and their family members..
Through the distribution ofJourney Bags" we hope to let individuals within our community who suffer from addiction know that they are loved and worth saving. Hoping to reduce the harm we can unknowing cause. Behind the scenes of addiction are those who are suffering too, because they love those people who are battling addiction. Journey to Recovery wants the behind-the-scene people to know that we love them too. We also want to let them know that they are not alone. We wabtncourage them to speak out and reduce the stigma. Thanks to the support of New Freedom Church we are offering peer to peer support groups for the family members. This support group will meet two times a month and will focus on motivational interviewing, and CRAFT both that are evidence-based strategies to. maintain your own self-care and increase the chances of your loved one going into treatment
The JOURNEY BAG is just an act of kindness and love. The bags are meant to let anyone who suffers or has suffered from addiction know they are loved. It’s a nonjudgmental approach to encourage one to seek recovery or continue recovery. The bags are red (addiction awareness) drawstring bags. They will be filled with items that will be appropriate for the individual who receives them. Street Bags: will be distrusted through the syringe exchange programs in our area and to individuals who are homeless. These bags will be filled with personal hygiene items, a hat, gloves, a scarf, socks, snacks, a spiritual daily reader, information on treatment options, information on reducing the harm your addiction may cause, a silicone bracelet, words of encouragement and lots of love. Overdose Bags: will be distrusted through emergency rooms and first responders. These bags will be filled with a t-shirt, a chocolate bar, a spiritual daily reader, information on treatment options, information on reducing the harm your addiction may cause, a silicone bracelet, words of encouragement and lots of love Recovery Bags: will be distrusted through treatment facilities. These bags will be filled with a t-shirt, a journal/pen set, a chocolate bar, a spiritual daily reader, information on maintaining recovery, a silicone bracelet, words of encouragement and lots of love. In addition, working with an evidence based approach, C.R.A.F.T (community reinforcement and family training) We will reward positive behaviors and not focus on negative behaviors. We will have a drawing 4 times a year. There will be a Grand Prize and 2 smaller prizes each quarter. The Grand prize will be a bicycle. The smaller prizes will be fleece jackets. To get entries into the drawing you must complete treatment. If a program has various levels before graduating the program; individual’s will earn entries with completion of each level.