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The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that people addicted to opioids and other drugs have been especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because opioids impact respiratory and pulmonary health.

For five years Pedal4Life has been helping people in recovery to avoid relapse. The pandemic has it us hard and we need the public’s help to avoid losing our bike storage facility and shutting down our Pathway2Home program.

Please help us to continue helping others win the fight against addiction. Make your gift today!

WHAT WE DO

Banyan Treatment Center Chicago patients celebrate a 10-mile victory ride during Pedal4Life’s Pathway2Home program.

Pedal4Life engages those recovering from opiate and other substance addictions in experiencing the physical, social, and emotional benefits of recreational bicycling.

We do this by inviting veterans, who have already used bicycling to help them succeed with their own recovery, to mentor and inspire civilians in drug treatment facilities.

Our 6-week Pathway2Home program helps those in recovery to live productive and fulfilling lives.

WHY WE DO IT

Pathway2Home recipients awarded with certificates, bikes, helmets and safety gear after completing Pedal4Life’s Pathway2Home program.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that nearly 21.5 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). More than 1.2 million of them are veterans.

About 2.1 SUD’s are related to prescription opioid pain medications with an estimated 467,000 addicted to heroin.

The smallest number is the scariest. Drug treatment centers in the U.S. have the capacity to treat only 20% of those who need help.

Helping those in recovery to avoid relapse is imperative to keeping treatment center beds available for other patients. That could be someone you love, or someone you know who loves someone at risk. You can help!

 

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