The need for community support has been a well-hidden secret for decades. For one addiction therapist, the greatest struggle was finding appropriate self-help, long-term aftercare, which is crucial to maintain recovery and clinically required by law upon discharge from a clinical treatment program.
Despite the fact that there are professional programs that offer up to 6 weeks of intensive aftercare, most patients find themselves seeking aftercare from "anonymous"
type groups due to lack of funds or geographical challenges
With more than 30,000 people dying from opioid addiction alone in 2018, we believe that we, as a church and a professional community of Christians, must step up to the call and bring together our skills and gifts to reach out to people who sit in the darkness addiction produces. We know the way out. We are the help.