We wish you knew
Addiction is the most devastating disease in our society. It is pervasive and indiscriminate. We wish more people knew how broadly it affects every community. Darrell Garrett, Chief Operating Officer at The Foundry, says it best.
“Addiction does not discriminate—it can affect anyone, no matter your race, national origin, ethnic background, age, gender, or socioeconomic status.” -Darrell
Many participants who enter our program are at the end of their rope. Hopeless, they enter our facility broken: mentally, physically, and spiritually. We wish you could experience that first meeting to see what addiction will do to you and where it will leave you.
“Addiction will take everything you give it, and for some, that means everything.” -Jacky Gann, Men’s Program Director at The Foundry
“Addiction takes you farther than you want to go, keeps you longer than you want to stay, and costs you more than you want to pay.” -Tawana Pendley, Women’s Program Director at The Foundry
The effect of addiction is like a bomb, reaching out and destroying everything around you. The most likely people to be struck are those closest to you.
“Addiction doesn’t affect JUST the addict, but the entire family unit.” -Tawana
Most of all, we wish you knew how possible it is to recover.
“There is freedom from addiction, and the thinking that ‘once an addict, always an addict’ is just not true.” -Micah Andrews, Chief Executive Officer at The Foundry
With hard work, persistence, consistency, anyone can overcome an addiction. We wish more people knew that.
“Recovery is not for people who need it. It’s for people who want it. It doesn’t come from what you occasionally do, but what you do consistently. You get what you work for, not what you wish for. There are two kinds of pain: the pain that leads to defeat and the pain that leads to victory. Recovery is about choosing your pain. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.” -Tawana