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Unison Health Announces Recovery Housing Plans

Posted Nov 29th, 2017 by Kitty Slight  Category: General News

 

Toledo, OH — For people struggling with an addiction to opioids, the period immediately following the initial detox can make all the difference. Recovery Housing provides people with long-term support, empowering them to adjust to a drug-free lifestyle surrounded by a caring network of peers. Unison Health has announced plans to develop Recovery Housing in the Toledo area, designed to ensure a continuity of care as they transition from Unison Health’s detox facilities.

According to Unison Health’s President Jeff De Lay, “Too many people leave detox without a safe place to go. They often end up going back to the people and places they were before, which makes it easier for old habits to return. Recovery Housing provides a safe, drug- and alcohol-free place where people are surrounded by other individuals in recovery, who help one another maintain a commitment to sober living.

Studies show Recovery Housing is highly beneficial for participants. Recovery Housing residents experience decreased substance use, decreased incarceration rates, increased family and social relationships, and improved social and emotional well-being. Unison Health seeks to provide Recovery Housing that works in conjunction with their range of substance abuse service, so continuity of care can be sustained for patients.

Unison Health recently received a pledge of nearly $500,000 in grant funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, as well as $83,000 from the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County to establish 38 Recovery Housing beds in the Toledo area. To receive these funds Unison Health must raise approximately $100,000 in matching funds by December 31, 2017. A fundraising campaign is currently underway, with tremendous support coming from Unison’s staff and Board of Directors. Board members have pledged approximately $8,100 and staff members approximately $17,600. Contributions can be made by visiting www.unisonhealth.org or by contacting Unison Health at 419-214- HOPE.

For more information about Unison Health please visit www.unisonhealth.org.

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