A young man addicted to drugs is looking at a future of incarceration, of emotional, physical, and economic struggle. I learned quite a lot from my discussion with one of the founders about drug addiction and teens. For example, she shared with me the importance of creating new rituals in the lives of teens. Sometimes it’s the process of getting high that is as important as getting high. When teens are getting sober, they have a huge gap in their life where the process of getting high used to be. So Fire Mountain Programs creates healthy rituals that give them something new and better to do.
Fire Mountain Programs takes a comprehensive approach to helping teens stay sober. There is of course, the physical process of getting sober. But in addition, Fire Mountain Programs helps prepare these teens for job interviews, getting apartments, and setting budgets so they can function economically. Plus Fire Mountain Programs focuses on their emotions and their relationships helping teens create strong, healthy network of friends and family to support their sobriety. I also appreciated her insight on how important it is for these kids to have responsibilities. She says the more responsibility they have and the more important they feel their support is for helping other teens stay sober, the better they do.
Fire Mountain Programs is a small organization making a big impact for kids, and the Poverty Busters Giving Circle voted to send them our $697.50 June donation. We are delighted to help them in their efforts and change the future of one kid.
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