Every year, St. John Vianney College Seminary hosts the St. Luke’s Recovery Walk to benefit the St. Luke’s Center, a service of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Miami. Each seminarian studying at St. John Vianney participates in the walk, to do our part to help our brothers and sisters facing addiction.
Addicts face an uphill battle in their efforts to achieve sobriety. Many suffer “co-occuring disorders” – medical conditions like mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, trauma/abuse, and genetic makeups that make them vulnerable to addiction. Funding sources cover treatment and lodging costs but they don’t cover medications to address patients’ underlying conditions. Without mental stability they are highly likely to relapse.
St. Luke’s also provides “extras” not covered by grants/funders – like clothing, bus passes, and gas cards so patients can seek jobs. Employment is the cornerstone of self-reliance so it is important to empower patients to rejoin the workforce.
Addicts are ordinary people with children, jobs, and families who love them. Their addictions take a toll on loved ones causing alienation and distress. The lucky ones get help. Others die from overdoses, or suffer debilitating illnesses caused by the substances they consume.
THAT’s why we need YOU!
Your gifts empower addicts to get on the road to long-term sobriety.
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