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Strides In Recovery

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Opportunity Overview: If you have experience generating media attention for worthwhile causes, and want to be part of helping people in recovery achieve long term sobriety, this opportunity may be right for you.

About Us: Strides in Recovery is a Los Angeles based nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals overcome addiction. Working collaboratively with addiction treatment providers and other recovery communities, we lead goal-oriented group running and walking programs for people with substance use disorders. Our recovery-focused messaging promotes mental, emotional and physical healing, while reinforcing the life skills and mindset needed to support long term sobriety. Our welcoming and supportive environment promotes a sense of community and belonging for all.

How You Can Help: We need to raise awareness of who we are and what we do, so we can bring our program to more people in recovery and attract the financial support needed to help us expand our reach. As a small and mostly volunteer-run nonprofit, we don't have the expertise or bandwidth to make successful pitches to journalists and media organizations, or to build these relationships. If this sounds like something you can do and would enjoy doing, please let us know.

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About Strides In Recovery

Location:

955 Deep Valley Drive #4066, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274, US

Mission Statement

We bring the healing power of exercise to addiction recovery communities. Imagine how good it feels to go from rock bottom to crossing the finish line of your first 5K, 10K or half marathon with your brothers and sisters in sobriety. Imagine that joy of shared accomplishment, of proving that you're stronger than you thought, of realizing that you can do whatever you put your mind to. That's the experience we create!

Description

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 receiving treatment at an addiction recovery program. 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.

Exercise, and especially exercise done toward a goal and with a team, has been clinically proven to promote the mindset needed to stay sober and reduce the risk of relapse. 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%, and since the pandemic, the number of overdose deaths has been climbing. You will be part of bringing those numbers down! Together, we will support recovery. Together, we will change lives.

Health & Medicine
Media & Broadcasting
Sports & Recreation

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  • Public Relations

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