Our Opiate Recovery Groups, Aftercare & Sober Coaching
Heroin and other opiates are absolutely more addictive than people realize: nearly one quarter of all individuals who begin using heroin ultimately become dependent on it. Prescription meds often act as a gateway to that dependency, with more than half of young people who eventually inject heroin beginning their addiction with pills like Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet (National Institute of Drug Abuse).
AMIRF serves as a tool to foster and improve the chances of recovery for heroin and opiate addicts, while aiding the many who are inadvertently affected by this disease, such as friends, family, relatives and co-workers. Our Opiate Recovery Groups for addicts and families are an integral component of AMIRF’s vision and purpose.
These Opiate Recovery Groups provide support, education, and community for both the addicts and their family members. AMIRF currently runs Opiate Support Groups in Naperville, Arlington Heights, Crystal Lake, Streator and Dixon, IL, as well as the College of Lake County (IL) and in Oklahoma City. We continue to expand our reach into new communities every day.
Once an addict has been through our Group, we work to find an appropriate aftercare solution that’s right for his or her circumstances. There are many options available, but we would to find the best option. Following aftercare, we offer sober coaching services: one-on-one assistance to newly recovering drug addicts. The goal is to help the addict maintain total abstinence from alcohol and any type of drug, and to establish healthy routines that foster a lifetime of sobriety.
All of our work serves as an important stepping stone into the lifelong journey of recovery.
Make no mistake; addiction to heroin and other opiates is extremely fatal. Half of all heroin addicts will die prematurely from overdose, suicide or homicide (Archives of General Psychiatry). This addiction can be a losing battle, destroying not only the lives of the addicts themselves but also their loved ones. We can help!