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Strides In Recovery

Cause Area

  • Board Development
  • Health & Medicine
  • Justice & Legal

Location

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

Organization Information

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.

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by Hayley T. (June 16, 2021)
An amazing experience, Leslie Gold has helped many with her volunteering opportunity. Very organized, I wish I could keep volunteering with her but due to COVID I was unable to. Definitely Recommend.

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