Career Moves in Recovery

Alex Zemeckis Pays it Forward at Santa Barbara Middle School

Celebrating Earth Day

The Grounds members celebrated Earth Day this year by joining over 100 local citizens in cleaning up trash-ridden homeless camps along several of San Diego’s arroyos & riverbeds.  Offering the important parallel messages of the importance of keeping our water sources clean and gratitude, it was a clear reminder of the often results of untreated mental illness and heavily progressed substance abuse.  It was humbling and eye-opening for all.

The Grounds requires all members gain employment and work 30+ hours per week along with their multiple clinical commitments and programmatic responsibilities.  Even still, service is a foundational value and significant priority.  We believe that there is no better feeling than getting outside of oneself- not a typical default behavior for most of us.

We hope you were able to participate in giving back to our planet in your own way within your community.

The Grounds Recovery and the Feds Fight Addiction Together!

June 14, 2016 – San Diego DEA Headquarters

Panel Discussion Regarding Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Featured Speaker- Cannon Kristofferson- The Grounds Recovery

The San Diego DEA headquarters hosted an essential event focusing on the nation’s opioid epidemic. The featured speaker was Cannon Kristofferson, Program Director at The Grounds Recovery. Cannon shared his experience of treating addicts in recovery and the importance of addressing opioid addiction on a grand scale. Along with an esteemed panel of Special Agents, Medical Examiners and other officials, the opioid addiction problem being faced by every community in the United States was discussed. The Feds are acknowledging this problem as a National State of Emergency. People from all walks of life are dying and we all need to be educated about the relation and progression from pharmaceutical opioids to IV heroin usage. The Grounds Recovery is honored the DEA invited us to be part of such an important discussion. We continue to focus our contribution on recovering young adult males in need of transitional living, vocational experience and clinical supports.