CONCORD, March 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Riverbank House/Addiction. Help Save a Life.
In response to the epidemic of drug addiction throughout New England, Riverbank House of Laconia, New Hampshire, announces the establishment of "Save a Life" matching grant campaign. In partnership with Treetop Women's Recovery House of Oakland, Maine, and with the support of Learn to Cope of Raynham, Massachusetts, matching grants awarded by "Save a Life" will put innovative long-term residential addiction recovery care within reach of qualifying men and women.
Riverbank’s founder Randall Bartlett explains that, “Research now shows that the single most important factor in achieving stable long-term recovery from addiction is the length of time that structured supports are in place. Tragically,” Bartlett continues, “most healthcare insurers do not provide coverage for long term residential addiction care, making these supports unavailable to the average family. By rallying a collaborative partnership of recovery resources, Riverbank strives to make outstanding addiction care as accessible and affordable as possible.”
“The grant program could not come at a better time,” says Maine addictions expert Peter Wohl, Director of the Treetop House and Outpatient Director for Behavioral Health Resources of Maine. “According to the latest data, heroin overdose deaths in the New Hampshire state capital alone more than tripled in 2014. In Maine, overdose deaths now replace motor vehicle fatalities as the leading cause of death among 18-25 year olds. Addiction is a life threatening issue across New England, and Riverbank’s leadership in establishing this matching fund to help middle and working class families save the lives of love ones is an inspiration to all of us in the field.”
Over the next twelve months, Riverbank’s mobile “Save a Life” billboards will bring hope to communities throughout New England. Its message: while sustainable addiction recovery requires long-term recovery care, Riverbank’s "Save a Life" matching grants can make such care accessible to families in need.
New Hampshire's Riverbank House, founded in 2012, offers a unique and affordable option for men seeking recovery from addiction and self destruction. The program's quality residential experience, dynamic enrichment program, and innovative approach to self restoration offer vital support for men seeking sustainable recovery from addiction. Riverbank House helps men rediscover their enthusiasm for life and sets them on the path to a future of purpose and productivity, free from the ravages of addiction.
Learn to Cope
Massachusetts’ Learn to Cope is a peer-led support organization that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opioids or other drugs.