DENVER, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Phoenix, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering supportive, physically active communities for individuals who are recovering from substance use disorder, announced the continuation of their #StrongerThan social media campaign that the organization launched as part of their efforts during National Recovery Month in September. #StrongerThan was launched with the goal of rallying those in recovery to come together as one community in declaration of overcoming their substance abuse disorder as well as a call to reduce the stigma associated with addiction and recovery.
"Addiction is one of the most isolating diseases that one can face and we want to extend the nurturing environment that we have built through our various programs across the country by using our social channels to give people a platform to declare their strength and support one another," said Scott Strode, Founder and Executive Director of The Phoenix. "We believe that a supportive community that believes in you, often before you believe in yourself, is essential for people in recovery to realize lasting sobriety."
The Phoenix has worked with over 22,000 people in the past 11 years, with nearly 80% of their members that have been a part of the organization for three or more years achieving lasting sobriety. The Phoenix currently operates in California, Colorado, Idaho, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and recently announced plans to open a new location in Boston later this year. Activities currently offered by The Phoenix include boxing, climbing, CrossFit, hiking, mountain biking, running, skiing, snowboarding, strength training, surfing and yoga. The Phoenix offers their programs free of charge to anyone with at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety.
"We are a peer-to-peer recovery program that encourages our members to vocalize their success in overcoming their substance use disorder and we believe that can go a long way towards changing the public perception of people in recovery," said Strode.
The Phoenix is encouraging their members, others in recovery and anyone affected by substance use disorder to continue to post short videos stating their name and declaring what they are personally committed to overcoming using #StrongerThan. The Phoenix can be found on Twitter and Instagram @riserecoverlive and on Facebook @thephoenix.
For more information visit: https://riserecoverlive.org
SOURCE The Phoenix