Nearly two-thirds of Americans have friends or family members who have struggled with alcohol or other drug addiction. Clinical addiction treatment can be an important step to beginning recovery. However, treatment programs are often limited in their duration and only the first step in the process of recovery. Learning to cope with the daily challenges of employment, stable housing, family and social relationships, and legal issues while building a healthy life in recovery takes a long-term approach.
Persons in recovery hold jobs, pay taxes, raise families and contribute to their community. There are tens of thousands of Virginia residents in recovery and thousands who still need assistance to recovery. This is where SpiritWorks Foundation can help.
Our mission is to help individuals and families sustain long term recovery from addiction, and to help children and youth live free from the intergenerational cycle of addiction in their families.
Your donation to SpiritWorks will leverage significant outcomes. Consider, for example, that up to 85% of incarcerated individuals have problems directly associated with drugs or alcohol abuse or have committed crimes associated with alcohol and other drugs. It costs $35,000 or more to incarcerate someone for one year with no recovery services. For a fraction of that expenditure, SpiritWorks is currently providing recovery support services to more than 25 ex-offenders who have not returned to jail or prison. They are seeking employment or holding jobs, returning to school, restoring their lives, reuniting with families, and giving back to their communities.
With your help we can positively affect the lives of individuals, their children, parents and grandparents who are all touched by alcoholism and addiction. Help us help families break the cycle! Your donations fund SpiritWorks Recovery Support Services and programs for Children and Youth.