Reflecting on this past year, we have all witnessed the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has caused a ripple effect on so many lives, and the opioid epidemic seems to have taken a back seat. People who suffer from substance use disorder have been unable to attend meetings in person, and treatment centers have had to cut the volume of clients they serve and staff, funding, and outreach assistance.
State data shows that drug overdose deaths, as well as relapses, have risen substantially in Massachusetts since the beginning of the pandemic in March.
Our primary fundraising goal is to assist individuals leaving treatment to further their recovery in a structured sober living environment by providing scholarships to help defray their costs. It is a proven fact that the longer someone stays in structured sober living, with a program in place, the better their chances are of achieving long-term recovery.