RATS!!! why addiction?
There is an organization called "The Phoenix" I learned about them through a Ted talk. The idea is awesome. It's a sober active community. They have groups that do many of the different activities above. I talked with them about starting a chapter here in Troy. There is just one thing. Each chapter specializes in one. That isn't my vision.
My vision is a place people can go that has all of them. It encourages people to try and find the activity that they enjoy. They could even earn awards or certifications for their accomplishments. Not only would it provide opportunity to try these types of things it would also teach people how to see their vision. How to make a habit of reflection and continuously grow. We could call this, The BA2L Grounds.
Or a place that comes to them. A network connected locally and globally that doesn't discriminate as addiction does not. A mobile mission that goes to schools, jails, rehabs, big cities and small. It would host events and partner with active communities in each area bringing them together all for the advertising of opportunity. The event might build kick butt playgrounds for kids/ adults and when finished have a festival showing it off. Let's call this the Mobile BA2L Mission.
I believe if we can find a way to offer these opportunities to kids and recovering addicts, these activities can save lives. If we change the environment to make opportunity as accessible as possible, people can find what they think is cool and others who think so too.
The BA2L is real,
Be Addicted 2 Life,
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