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Pedal4Life’s Pathway2Home program educates and engages those recovering from opiate addiction in experiencing the physical, social, and emotional benefits of recreational bicycling.
The 6-week program helps those recovering from opiate use disorders to re-enter their communities as productive, respected, and inspirational members. Results are proving positive and immediate.
The Day 1 program at a treatment center includes fun and empowering talks, a power lunch, and a victory bicycle ride that celebrates the hard, brave work of recovery and reinforces a patient’s sense of community and sustainable independence.
Speakers include television personality Ira David, wounded veterans, physicians who specialize in addiction, and local bicycle club leaders.
Day 1 is followed by weekly rides that include a power lunch and bike maintenance clinics that promote independence.
Patients who complete the 6-week program get to keep the bicycles and gear they’ve been using throughout the program. We also pay their first year membership dues to any bicycle club they choose to join. Riders who join clubs engage with people already living healthy lifestyles. Plus, the drug treatment center can more easily track their patients’ progress and measure outcomes.
To inquire about Pathway2Home, or to help fund a program in your area, contact Pedal4Life at 312-961-5308.
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