Sol (Sobriety Optimization League) Scholarship Foundation
A nonprofit substance abuse scholarship foundation providing individuals, families, and communities with recovery resources
To provide financially disadvantaged individuals and families suffering from the disease of drug and alcohol addiction with customized best-odds-outcome programs designed to promote long-term sustainable sobriety by facilitating collaboration between charitable donors and recovery services providers. And to provide substance abuse education, resources, and support to the community.
Although there are many approaches to recovery, the highest level of recovery success is seen in individuals who engage in the process continuously and leverage multiple programs, tools, and support systems, including detoxification; residential treatment; intensive out-patient programs; individual, family, group counseling; sober living; sober coaching and companions; and, 12-step community resources (including, 12-step and Al/Anon). And are actively and continuously engaged in the recovery process for at least six months, with best-odds outcomes for those who stay engaged for at least 12 months.
Along with the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and legal effects of addiction, financial challenges such as loss of a job, diminished financial resources, and being uninsured and/or under-insured often run concurrently with the progression of the disease.
For many addicts despite their willingness to commit to engaging in the emotional, psychological, and physical work required to obtain and maintain sobriety, the cost of comprehensive treatment (detox, residential treatment/IOP, and sober living), is largely out of reach.
And although recovery providers are often driven by an internal mandate to help anyone interested in treatment, the reality is recovery services require high staff to client ratios, medical supervision, medication administration, and phsycho-social services, leaving small margins for providing charitable services and scholarships.
As alcoholism and addiction rates for both illicit and prescription drugs rise and the number of insured Americans declines, the space between chemical dependence and medical and clinical intervention and treatment continues to expand.
Clearly, there is a need to provide uninsured or under-insured individuals struggling with addiction the medical and clinical services they need to reintegrate into mainstream society as healthy and productive participants. And although insurance inequities and addiction treatment are both issues gathering awareness in the health care reform debate, public policy solutions are still a long way off. In the meantime, philanthropic donations from the private sector are the answer to meeting this need now.
Sol Scholarship Foundation:
Sol Scholarship Foundation’s primary purpose is to help meet this need by providing financially disadvantaged individuals and families suffering from the disease of drug and alcohol addiction with customized best-odds-outcome programs designed to promote long-term sustainable sobriety by facilitating collaboration between charitable donors and recovery services providers.
In other words, we want to help those who are interested and willing to get sober, but due to financial reasons have nowhere left to turn. And to help them not just in the immediate or acute phase of their recovery, but to help facilitate at least one year of continuous sobriety by working with multiple resources willing to provide their services at discounted costs to our participants in order to maximize donations; including, residential treatment centers, transitional and sober living facilities, volunteers willing to provide mentorship and support, and to leverage all other available medical, clinical, social, and vocational resources in the community.
Sol also supports substance abuse education in communities by connecting interested institutions and groups with speakers such as clinicians, physicians, and recovering addicts and their families willing to share their stories. Because it is not just the addict who suffers, it’s families, and communities as well.
Through committees of unpaid volunteers, Sol Scholarship Foundation provides the following:
- Comprehensive medical and clinical assessments
- Treatment tuition scholarships (funded by donations)
- residential treatment
- intensive out-patient programs
- individual, family, group counseling
- sober living
- Individual Mentoring
- Family mentoring
- Substance abuse education
- Community education events
- Six month to one year case management
- Chances are addiction affects someone you know.
- The fact is untreated addiction affects everyone you know.
- Help us, help individuals, families, and communities affected by addiction.
Your time, talents, resources, and financial donations can help us provide more programs for more individuals and families. To help us, help us all, join us on facebook or contact us via email.