When I wake up to do my job, it doesn’t feel like work but more like an opportunity to help lives and hurting people who need encouragement.What I learned most from YPR are the same principles I learned from prison ministry. Listen, Listen, Love, Love. Don’t judge and place myself in our participants shoes. A big component to recovery is commitment. You must be fully committed to your recovery because it will not happen by accident. That’s why I love the valuable resources that are freely given by YPR. When you show you care, you become an instant mentor for YPR participants and a stronger commitment to recovery follows. My biggest surprise working for YPR is that it’s not just another part time job but YPR gives me a chance to be in the community and pour my knowledge and encouragement into others who desperately need mentoring and life skills. When I wake up to do my job, it doesn’t feel like work but more like an opportunity to help lives and hurting people who need encouragement.I feel like this is part of the mission God has designed me to do and he has given me the opportunity to invest in others through YPR. What Inspires me about YPR is the staff who are very professional, caring and patient. Also, the mission of creating a sober community among young adults and even older adults like me, so they can thrive in society. I love the way that the Team Leads and Program Coordinators all over the country work diligently in the community to create that much needed sober living community. It can be very intimidating when you’re a new Program Coordinator but the support given to each YPR team member is phenomenal. Recovery communities do not happen overnight, it takes time, patient and commitment but in due time, the Program Coordinators create a great sober living environment in their communities. Our work matters !
Two critical medications were made more easily available and saved lives, but old restrictions may return. America’s opioid crisis spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Economic disruption, social isolation, and despair all