After the treatment process for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), it is essential to have a support system in place for recovery. The AZSCIA recognizes this and has worked with our support groups, peer mentors, and community organizations to ensure there is a community of people there to support you.
Whether you are looking for a support group, healthy living alternative programs, or a peer mentor to help you stay the course; the AZSCIA is here to help.
Opioid Reduction Program
Presented By : Ability 360 Sports & Fitness Center And The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association
Research by The National Institute of Health (NIH), has shown that regular exercise can ease chronic pain. Exercise releases endorphins, which is our body’s natural painkillers. Exercise has been proposed as an intervention for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center’s ‘Opioid Reduction Program’ is a program that provides treatment and recovery support for individuals going through Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). The individual will receive a complimentary membership to the fitness center, along with curated classes to build a sense of community and accountability to one another as they work the program together.
If you are currently in treatment, recovery, or have ever experienced OUD in the past, this program is for you! The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association and Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center are working together to combat the OUD epidemic in Arizona. We are dedicated to building a healthy community for individuals with disabilities, their families, and caregivers.
"WeCovery" Support Group
The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association is committed to building a healthy community for individuals with SCI and their families. With that in mind, we understand that chronic pain may be a way of life for many people who suffer from past injuries. The response of the medical community traditionally has been to prescribe opioid medications to help deal with this pain. However, opioids are very addicting and can affect one’s quality of life after prolonged use. With this understanding, we invite you to come to our first support group meeting for individuals who have struggled with addiction, are currently in treatment/recovery or have overcome their addiction and want to help others.
“WeCovery” is a support group for individuals to share their thoughts and support each other without judgement or criticism. Meetings take place on the 3rd Monday of every month. The meetings will be held virtually through Zoom and can be accessed by the link listed below.
Meeting ID: 845 1059 4075
Peer support is a crucial part of the road to recovery and advice/guidance from somebody who understands what you are going through can be life-changing.
We have peer mentors available for you to meet with or talk to over the phone. If you are interested in connecting with a peer mentor, please fill out your information below and a peer mentor will be in touch with you within 24 hours. The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association is here with you every step of the way throughout your recovery process. Pain Doesn’t Have to Kill.