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Use your passion for exercise and your friendly personality to support people on their journey to long-term sobriety. As a Strides in Recovery assistant coach / mentor, you will walk, jog or run with small groups of the newly sober who are training for a 5K or 10K as part of their addiction treatment program. You will be there on race day, watching your team cross the finish line and sharing in their joy as they achieve something they never thought possible.
You do NOT need to be a serious runner. You do need to be capable of walking/jogging several miles while being a good listener and engaging in supportive conversation. Training for this role will include an overview of the causes and treatment for addiction, with an emphasis on the physical, emotional, and mental health benefits of exercise in early recovery.
The first-year post-addiction treatment relapse rate is 40-60%. You will be part of bringing that number down! Together, we will support recovery. Together, we will change lives.
This team meets on Mondays 3:30-5:00.
Due to COVID-19, team activities are currently on hold. We anticipate a start date in the summer.
Thank you for your consideration.
., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, US
Bringing the healing power of exercise to addiction recovery communities.
Training for an endurance event with the support of a team is a metaphor for recovery from substance use disorders and for life. Strides in Recovery brings this life changing experience to residential addiction treatment facilities, sober living homes, PHPs, IOPs, Alano Clubs, and others throughout the recovery community.
"I run with the team because it makes me feel like I'm part of something special. It taught me how to keep pushing forward and not give up."
"Training taught me to keep going and hold on even when I don't want to."
"It was a great experience showing me that I could change in recovery. At first it was hard to go even a small distance. But, by the end of the training, I was much stronger and could go the distance. I can go the distance in recovery too."
"Training for the half marathon showed me that this isn't going to be easy and that life isn't always going to be easy either. Sometimes you have to push through the tough times and stay on the right path. You'll eventually get to your destination."
We'll work with your schedule.
Walsh AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90066
June 2, 2020