Are you smarter than an 8th grader? Definitely not!
Before school ended, I had the opportunity to speak with the 8th & 9th-grade classes at Santa Barbara Middle School. “My talk”, is my story growing up with drugs & alcohol combined with an interactive discussion regarding all types of addictions & addictive behavior. I let the students facilitate the group; engaging each other in a safe, supportive manner. I’m always amazed at how knowledgeable on this subject they are.
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.
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.
About The Grounds
The Grounds is a transitional living program for young adult men ready to create a sober life. The Grounds offers the 360-degree support and services necessary to create a life of health, balance and passion!