Alcohol drug rehab centers throughout the country are increasingly suffering from a growing negative opinion within their communities. Locals tend to stigmatize these centers, saying they’re a “drain” to the community. Unfortunately, this means the contributions these centers make both in and out of their facilities ignored.
Alcohol Drug Rehab Centers and their Community Involvement
Many alcohol drug rehab centers go above and beyond helping individuals and their families achieve recovery. What many ignore is the reduction in crime due to the recovery being achieved at these facilities. They also choose to ignore the community events centers take part in. Morningside Recovery is one of the many alcohol drug rehab centers that volunteer often in their local charity events.
Clients of Morningside Recovery have always been actively involved in the community. In fact, groups of 5 to 10 volunteer the third Friday of every month at 2nd Harvest Food Bank. They happily sort and prepare food backpacks for Orange County’s less fortunate children and their families.
“It’s about gratefulness,” says Morningside’s Experiential Programs Director Joel Edwards. “When clients volunteer, they realize there are people who are less fortunate than them. Not to mention the emotional return—it feels good to help.”Joel Edwards Executive Director, Morningside Recovery
Keeping in line with their pet-friendly treatment program, Morningside clients also regularly volunteer for the Orange County German Shepherd Rescue and O.C. Humane Society, walking dogs and giving cats much needed human attention.
Morningside clients also participate in local charity golf tournaments, beach cleanups, and other special events including the Orange County Fair Food Drive and the recent National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, where they collected 19,157 pounds of food for those in need.
“We’re encouraging a sense of selflessness rather than selfishness, which is an important part of recovery. By being of service and helping others, clients are not only giving back to the community, but finding purpose and passion in life.”Joel Edwards Executive Director, Morningside Recovery
Morningside Recovery Center eagerly seeks every opportunity to give back, to the benefit of both clients and the community at large.
About Morningside Recovery
Morningside Recovery Center offers open-model mental health treatment and addiction therapy services in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, CA, where they advocate community service and integration. If you are in need of these services, call today at 855-631-2135.