At Next Step Recovery, we know it is critical to restore a sense of dignity and self-worth for those in early recovery. This sense of worthiness is often the first casualty of active addiction. Our addictions recovery program focuses on building structure, community and life skills to help clients reconnect with their inherent dignity and worth. We also strongly advocate for our clients basic human rights.
We believe we all have a right to recover, free from stigma and discrimination, with access to a variety of pathways to healing including transitional living programs like ours.
Let’s be clear, we’re not talking the rights of those people over there with that problem. Addiction affects all of us in one way or another.
Every 4 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from an overdose or substance abuse-related cause—the equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every day with no survivors! Twenty two million Americans are struggling with active addiction; another 23 million are in recovery. One in 3 families are directly affected.
Addiction is a national epidemic. Make no mistake, the right to recover from addiction is a human right.
We invite you to join us in recognizing and honoring some of the basic human rights of those in recovery: