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Why We Do What We Do

Because You are More Than Your Addiction

Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.

Invictus - William Ernest Henly

Founded in 2019

The Michael Stephen Boyd Memorial Foundation believes that no addict is defined by their addiction.

You are kind, loving, beautiful people who have simply wandered down a dark and dangerous path, and no longer recognize the person you once were.  We realize that addicts struggle with more than just achieving and maintaining recovery.  You may have issues with guilt, self esteem, feelings of worthlessness, and may even feel you do not deserve help or support.  Additionally, you may have difficulty obtaining and maintaining employment due to a spotty work history or a criminal record.  Housing can also be a challenge because often addicts are unable to maintain consistent payments as a result of habitual use.  Our goal is to offer support and resources to help guide those suffering from addiction through not only the recovery process, but also with obtaining aftercare, housing and employment.  We believe that in supporting the whole person, we will give those suffering from addiction the best chance at long term recovery.

We believe that

empowering you with a sense of self-worth is the first step in a meaningful recovery.

Being an addict makes someone an addict, just as having brown hair makes someone a person with brown hair.  It does not define you.  It does not measure your worth.  It does not determine how much understanding, support, encouragement or love you are entitled to.  Maintaining sobriety is a constant battle, and unless you truly believe you are worthwhile, with redeeming qualities, it will be difficult for you to achieve.  A large part of the addiction cycle are the derogatory thoughts the addict has about themselves.  Too often, those deep in the cycle of addiction and sobriety, have been told time and again that they are “junkies” or “worthless” and those words take root and become fact in the mind of the addict.  Helping you to recognize that you are valuable, that you are worthy of love, and that you have something to offer the world, is vital in your success.  Our primary goal is to foster this belief, while at the same time providing support and resources necessary for you to achieve and maintain a successful life after active addiction.

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