Supporting Sobriety One Stride at a Time
Strides in Recovery is a nonprofit organization which helps newly sober individuals grow physically, emotionally and mentally stronger so they can do their best at the hard work of recovery. We achieve these results by coaching people in Los Angeles County addiction treatment programs to complete events ranging from 5Ks to full marathons.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the current first-year post-addiction treatment relapse rate in the US is 40-60%. While people often leave treatment with the will and the knowledge to stay sober, their brains are not always healed enough to support the decision making needed to practice these new habits. Regular exercise not only speeds this healing, it reinforces the life skills and the mindset needed to support recovery. It's also a great way to replace the high of using. And that's why we bring recovery-focused walking/running programs to addiction treatment communities. We empower people with a clinically proven tool to support long term sobriety. To learn about the science behind the healing power of regular exercise, click HERE.
Walk, jog or run with our teams. If you can move forward while making supportive conversation, and want to help newly sober individuals experience the many physical, emotional, and mental health benefits of regular exercise, become an assistant coach/mentor. For more information about volunteering, click HERE.