The Redemption Houses are places for people in recovery to go when they need to restart their recovery
Many addicts unfortunately relapse as they go through their journey of recovery. What's next for that person when treatment is not an option? Those who own recovery houses often have to make the hard decision between helping an individual or keeping the house safe for all. If there are no other options, they inevitably choose the welfare of the other residents and ask the individual to leave.Asking a resident to leave with no place to go can be dangerous for the individaul and sometime deadly. Unfortunately, some addicts overdose when asked to leave a recovery house. Sometimes they die, and sometimes they are taken to a hospital where they are stabilized and then, because of lack of resources, they are released to the streets again where the potentially deadly cycle is started again.
The Redemption Houses will be a safety net for those individuals asked to leave their recovery house. We will take them in, and make sure they have a safe residence and receive the treatment they need. Redemption Houses will be a non-profit run by volunteers working toward getting addicts off the streets and connected with the resources that will help them navigate through their recovery. Our goal is to be a resource for the community, hospitals, treatment centers recovery houses and, most importantly, the addict who is struggling and who needs a safe place to go until the services they need are in place.
A message from our founder, Rick Dellvalle..
As the state prepares to re-open from the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that the opioid crisis still remains in full force. Amid social distancing, authorities nationwide are reporting a surge in fatal opioid overdoses. Addiction and recovery advocates say the U.S. is now battling two epidemics at once.
COVID-19–related protective shelter-in-place orders have pushed individuals battling sobriety into isolation and have decreased access to treatment and opportunity for distraction from addictions. Social factors play a significant role in recovery outcomes. One of the most critically important elements of a person’s social network is the living environment, which is why sober living homes play a crucial part in facilitating positive outcomes. While rules may vary amongst sober homes, they all share at least one core principle…residents must be committed to sobriety. As most of us know all too well, addiction is complex and the journey to recovery often involves setbacks and relapse. In fact, rates of relapse are between 40 and 60 percent, which are very similar to the rates of relapse with other chronic diseases like hypertension, asthma or type I diabetes (NIDA).
Depending on how a sober living home is operated, the consequences of relapse often include asking the individual to leave. In a perfect world, the resident who has relapsed ideally should be sent to a more intensive level of treatment. Too often though, nothing is available and the only option is detox. This however may not be medically appropriate if the drug use or relapse was brief. With nowhere obvious to go, the person often ends up in a full-blown relapse, and may end up back on the streets again. Thus, the need for a safe place like The Redemption House, which is scheduled to open on July 1st, of this year.
Redemption House is a not for profit that will help countless addicts and alcoholics find their way back to recovery. Our mission is to provide that second chance to those who are waiting to get into a sober house or rehab. The heart and soul that is behind this mission will show in the lives of those saved. We rely solely on donations from individuals and corporations to offset the expenses of this save haven. To support our efforts monetary donations can made through the link below. Donations of food, toiletries and personal hygiene items are also always needed.
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