BENEFITING: COMMUNITY OF RECOVERING PEOPLE
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
My name is Tara and I am in long-term recovery, which means that I have not drank alcohol or used any mind altering substances since July 31, 2009, over 7 years. I am committed to recovery because it has given me and my family new purpose and hope for the future, while helping me gain stability in my life I am a wife, have a job and house and no longer live in fear of myself. I am now speaking out because long-term recovery has helped me change my life for the better, and I want to make it possible for others to do the same. I was given the gift of a schloarship to The Retreat.
In 1991, The Community of Recovering People (CORP), a non-profit organization consisting of a group of dedicated professionals and recovered individuals, shared their commitment to creating a continuum of affordable, accessible and effective residential recovery services to help alcohol and drug dependent individuals recover The result is an innovative residential recovery continuum that provides time out for those in need. The Retreat represents a non-clinical, mutual help approach to the problem of alcohol and drug dependency. This supportive, educational setting is grounded in the spiritual principles of AA. By providing a safe and supportive environment to study and practice these principles, The Retreat opens the door to a life of contented sobriety. Because of the gift of recovery I was given I am now and will always be a looking for ways to support this organization but more importantly helping others find hope who are struggling with the disease of alcoholism/drug addiction. This is my first marathon and I am terrified and filled with fear so I decided if I knew I was running it for something bigger than myself the chances are I will run with this with a greater sense of purpose and if need be drag myself across the 26.2 finishing marker....Thank you for your time and your support. Love and Light-Tara