As we trudge through the current pandemic of COVID-19, one would be hard pressed to recall a time when the disease of addiction generated as much concern for individuals, families, and public health officials. Statistics across the United States highlight a dangerous uptick in new hospital admissions for alcohol and drug abuse, both from those having developed a new substance abuse habit and those that were previously in long term recovery. Our criminal justice systems struggles as recidivism rates are on the rise for individuals experiencing relapse events in violation of their probation or parole. Article after article can be found about once casual drinkers, struggling with wine-o-clock coming earlier in the day or simply being an all day every day event, impacting their lives, families, finances, and once stable careers.
In short, this year has disproportionately impacted the recovery community, and made thousands of Americans realize it is time to reevaluate the impact substance use is having on their lives. This unfortunate health crisis is compounded by the reality that COVID-19 has intermittently shut down many 12-Step group meetings and halted admissions at treatment centers, leaving those in early recovery with limited resources.
For this reason, we at ParadigmONE are committed to opening up an innovative recovery support community center for anyone in need. Frankly speaking, we also realize that while 12-Step meetings and treatment centers certainly are effective resources, they aren’t seen as very cool, or can be intimidating, to those in active addiction wanting to begin their recovery. ParadigmONE is a new flavor of sobriety!
ParadigmONE is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization that offers training in boxing and combat sports, fitness classes, art and music therapy, nutrition counseling, provides motivational guest speakers, connects those struggling recovery coaching services, holds sober gatherings, offers life skills training, provides community reentry services and job placement, holds spiritual mentoring events, and more.
We recently opened our first location in Aurora, CO. Our vision is that people who are looking for a new way of life from alcohol and drugs can gather, have fun, and express themselves in a positive way at no cost.
About Our Founders
ParadigmONE was founded and run by a group of individuals that are currently heavily immersed in the Colorado recovery movement and are looking to expand proven strategies.
How You Can Help!
We are asking for donations so that we can operate year round to provide our services and offer them to those in need at no cost. Whether you want to make a large sum or small dollar donation we are extremely appreciative, because every dollar goes a long way to helping someone in need.
Your support helps us buy equipment, afford programming materials, pay for overhead costs, and generally just keep the doors open so that we can offer these amazing services to people in recovery at no cost. This will give people a safe place to go rather than be on the streets using, in a jail cell, or stuck in the hospital.
We need your help! If not us, then who? If not now, then when?
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