April 29, 2015
In 2012, I founded the Riverbank House residential recovery community to give young men a fighting chance against the drug addiction epidemic that tears at the fabric of so many lives. The active disease of addiction threatens not just the life of the addicted; it corrodes the very quality of life for sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, parents, grandparents, friends, partners, spouses, and loved ones.
The pain of addiction is personal to me. My own struggles with addiction caused excruciating heartache and exhaustion for the family and friends who watched helplessly as I rejected every opportunity to be the best version of the person they loved.
For years I cycled in and out of addiction treatment facilities across the country.
Now, blessed with sustained recovery from addiction, I have committed myself to helping others escape addiction and find their way back to loved ones.
I ask you to join me in the effort to “Save A Life.”
Tragically, healthcare insurers do not offer coverage for long-term residential recovery services, and 60% of the desperate calls to Riverbank House are from families unable to afford the level and length of care that experts deem necessary for successful, sustained recovery from drug misuse and abuse.
Together, combining our forces of hope and support, we can “Save A Life” by putting Riverbank House long-term residential recovery care within reach of deserving men who seek a future of sustainable freedom from addiction. Together, we can help the addicted become the best version of themselves so loved by family and friends. We can bring them home.
With a grateful heart, I thank you for joining me to “Save A Life.”