Ready, Set....YOU! You are priceless!
Last year, a fearful frantic mother contacted me, begging me to enroll her son into our Recovery High School. She was ready to move to Pasco County to do so. He was about to be discharged from Drug Treatment in Pinellas County and she was frightened if he returned to his school, he would relapse.
Unfortunately, research actually proves that her worst nightmare is a heartbreaking reality.
Teens in traditional high schools are exposed to forces that make it very difficult to maintain recovery, of those who make a commitment to sobriety, over 50% relapse within 12 months.
Over the last few months, she has reached out to me time after time; he ran away, he relapsed, he is violent. Again and again, her heart shatters as well as mine.
Enough is enough. After this last phone call, he had been missing for 3 days, I knew we HAD to do something and quick. I talked to Board Members, community partners and we leapt into action. A recovery coach and peer support specialist reached out to the young man. But...he needs more.
If only our school was open. If only we had a safe place for him to receive therapy and support in his recovery while receiving a high quality education.
What if YOU could offer the solution? What if your support could save a life? What if your time offers the hope that one student needs to sustain their precious life another day? What if you are the missing link to this masterpiece?
Because you care about the needs of our young people struggling with addictions, your donation will make a difference.