BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — It's a national epidemic impacting the lives of millions of Americans.
"It's affecting everyone, it's affecting soccer moms, it's affecting guys on the street, guys that are homeless, and people are dying," said Louie Wright, Pastor of Revive Church. Wright is talking about the consequences of opioid addiction.
The now Bakersfield Pastor started using the drug Oxycontin while recovering from a back injury. Once taken off the medication, he was introduced to heroin.
According to the Center for Disease Control, more that 11 million people abuse prescription opioids, which is considered a gateway to heroin.
Wright's heroin use caused him to hit rock bottom before a friend offered free treatment at at recovery center. "I ended up going to treatment, I was presented the 12 steps program and ended up really throwing myself into it...finding freedom from addiction."
He says many people don't have the resources to go into treatment due of high costs.
After treatment, he and his wife Jarris and family moved to Bakersfield and are now opening a new out-patient treatment center called 'One Door.'
It's mission is to "rescue those gripped by addiction while restoring families and transforming lives."
"We want to help anyone regardless of their financial system and the way we're going to do that is through community support," said Wright.
The non profit will open an outpatient clinic this summer focused on bridging the gap of high costs involved in rehabilitation services. The clinic will house a full medical staff as well as counselors and therapists helping anyone in the grips of addiction.
Services provided include:
Drug & Alcohol Medical Detox
Dual - Diagnosis Treatment
Co- Occuring Disorder Treatment
Individual and Group Addiction Counseling
Individual Family and Group Family Counseling
Individual and Group Therapy
Education through evidence-based practice
According to One Door , their vision is only sustainable through a community-supported treatment model. Monthly support is their greatest need.
If you would like to help make the One Door Vision a reality through financially investing, visit their website
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