Meeting the Challenge of Men Dealing With Addiction
In July 2021, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “accidental overdose” became the number one cause of death for Americans under age 50, claiming the lives of more than 93,000 Americans in 2020.
Unfortunately, for each death there is a mother, father, wife, child, siblings and/or friends who are left behind, grieving.
One in five children grows up in a home where a parent abuses drugs or alcohol. The disastrous long-term effects includes the likelihood of experiencing addiction themselves.
Though 21 million Americans struggle with substance abuse disorder, only 1 in 10 seek help.
That’s where No Longer Bound comes in. Since 1991, it has been our mission to rescue addicts, regenerate men, and reconcile families.
Our approach is different than traditional treatment. We avoid using the word “rehabilitate”, because “to rehabilitate” means to return to one’s former state (which is where the addiction began.)
At No Longer Bound, we call our program a “Regeneration Program” because “to regenerate” means “to make new.” We do this in 4 distinct ways:
1. Long-Term, Residential Care
Research shows that, unequivocally, long-term sobriety is dependent on the length of treatment. In other words, lasting change takes time.
That’s why the men in our program invest one full year to uncovering the root causes of their addiction so they can find lasting freedom.
When we say “faith-based,” we don’t mean Bible summer camp.
We mean we believe long-term sobriety and relational health come from intimacy with God, self, and others.
Because we want to help residents figure out who God is, we cultivated a safe environment to express doubt and explore questions.
3. Vocational Training
Once our residents get sober, they need a good job. In some cases, they may want a whole new career!
No Longer Bound’s workplace environments are designed to prepare men for what comes next.
4. Family Reconciliation
The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection, which is why healthy, restored relationships are a priority at No Longer Bound.
For one full year, residents experience marriage and family counseling, weekly family support groups, and monthly Family Recovery workshops.