Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Season of Giving - The Extension Recovery Program

Please join us as we give thanks by giving back.
This week we are proud to spotlight The Extension located in Marietta, Georgia.  The Extension provides addiction recovery for the homeless. During The Extension’s fiscal 2016 year – a total of 177 individuals received comprehensive residential treatment for addiction to drugs and/or alcohol; 124 of those we men, while the remaining 53 were women.

In the men’s program, nearly 75% remained in the program for at least 60 days. For those there that long, just over 60% went on to complete the program. Astonishingly, 90% of those who tracked following completion of the program reported that they maintained sobriety, stable housing and employment. Despite a relatively warm winter, The Extension provided emergency shelter to 86 guests on the coldest nights of the year. Those guests received nearly 900 meals.

The Surgeon General’s 2016 report, Facing Addiction in America, states, “Substance misuse and substance use disorders have devastating effects, disrupt the future of too many young people, and all too often, end lives prematurely and tragically. Substance misuse is a major public health challenge and a priority for our nation to address.”

Team Reliable is so proud and blessed to give back to just of few of those in America facing addiction recovery issues. Reliable Paper donated almost half a truck full of commercial kitchen products to update and expand their kitchen facility.   We concluded our visit with a large case of napkins, and a calling card when stock runs low. The gift that keeps giving when the need arises.

‘I wish we could do this every day!” stated Reliable Paper’s president, Brickford Faucette, photographed in the submission above.  As he walked away wearing an enormous smile. His heart obviously full of giving back joy.

Please stay tuned as we continue to share our journey into a season of giving with you, our Reliable community.

Your Reliable Team

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