DROP22 is a newly forming organization that aims to help Veterans and First Responders with funds to sustain sobriety through Sober living, MERT Therapy and Service dogs.
The Founder's Story
The founder's story is a powerful testament to resilience and the transformative power of recovery. His journey, marked by military service, struggles with substance abuse, and multiple combat tours, reflects the challenges faced by many veterans.
After leaving the military in 2015, He initially found work in the oilfields of Texas. However, realizing the need for change in his life, he made the courageous decision to seek help and entered Warriors Heart in Bandera, Texas, in 2020. This facility provided support for both substance abuse and PTSD, offering him a chance to address the underlying issues contributing to his struggles.
Despite completing the program at Warriors Heart, He faced a relapse in 2022. This setback didn't deter him, as he returned to Warriors Heart for a second time. Recognizing the importance of sustained support, he transitioned to their sober living program. It was during this period that He had a profound realization about the significance of helping others in similar situations.
The inception of DROP22 marked a pivotal turning point in his life. Fueled by his personal experiences and a genuine desire to make a positive impact, he committed himself to building a community that could provide solace, understanding, and the necessary tools for overcoming addiction.
The journey from a struggling recovering alcoholic to the founder of DROP22 is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. His story showcases the challenges of recovery, the importance of perseverance, and the potential for positive transformation. By dedicating himself to helping others on their recovery journeys, he has not only rebuilt his life but has also become a source of inspiration for those facing similar struggles.
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The Focus of Our Efforts Provide
Service dogs are specially trained to assist people with disabilities in their daily activities, and they have been shown to provide significant benefits to their handlers. Here are some statistics related to service dogs:
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service dogs are allowed to accompany their handlers in all areas where the public is allowed to go, including businesses, restaurants, and other public places.
Service dogs can be trained to assist people with a wide range of disabilities, including visual impairments, hearing impairments, mobility impairments, seizures, diabetes, and mental health conditions.
There is no official registry or certification process for service dogs in the United States, but they must be individually trained to perform specific tasks for their handlers.
According to a study published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, service dogs have been shown to improve the quality of life and independence of people with disabilities, as well as reduce their reliance on other forms of assistance.
The cost of acquiring and training a service dog can vary widely, ranging from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the organization providing the dog and the level of training required.
Overall, service dogs have proven to be a valuable resource for people with disabilities, providing them with greater independence, mobility, and quality of life.
Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MRT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses magnetic fields to stimulate certain areas of the brain to promote healing. It is also known as Magnetic Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, or PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy.
The therapy involves applying magnetic fields to the brain using devices that emit low-frequency electromagnetic waves. These waves penetrate the brain and stimulate cells and tissues, improving blood flow and increasing the production of certain chemicals and proteins that aid in the healing process. Two of the symptoms it helps with healing is PTS and depression. This is a huge advantage to our Vets and First Responders recovering from addiction. This is one tool we take advantage of to help drop the 22 a day.
Sober living gives our Vets and First Responders a little more sobriety under their belt before they step back into the community.
Sober living homes, also known as sober houses or halfway houses, are transitional residences designed to help individuals recovering from addiction to drugs or alcohol. While there is limited research on the effectiveness of sober living, some studies suggest that it can be an effective tool for supporting long-term sobriety.
Here are a few statistics on sober living homes:
A study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs found that individuals who lived in sober living homes for six months or more had significantly higher rates of abstinence from drugs and alcohol, as well as greater improvements in employment and education compared to those who did not live in a sober living environment.
A report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that individuals who participated in sober living homes were less likely to relapse and had greater success in achieving long-term recovery compared to those who did not participate in this type of supportive housing.
Your support is vital to our work at DROP 22. There are many ways you can contribute towards our activities, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved by exploring the opportunities below.
Wondering how to give back and be a part of a transformative program that helps so many people? It’s always the right time to DONATE and become an invaluable part of our success.
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with your time and commitment going towards making DROP 22 an even better Non-Profit Organization.
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It is absolutely true that giving back and being a part of DROP 22’s work will not only improve the lives of so many but bring you a sense of unparalleled satisfaction. Making our world a better place starts with small steps that evolve into profound transformation. Inform people about who we are, and what we do. These people stood up when our cities and our country needed us. Now we need to stand up for them.
Five year goal
In the next five years, DROP22 envisions the establishment of a thriving sober community, equipped with cabins and a dedicated workshop, designed to provide a tranquil living space for veterans and first responders. This community aims to foster a supportive environment where individuals facing similar challenges can come together to rebuild their lives. Central to this vision is the goal of creating sustainable employment opportunities within the community. DROP22 plans to scale up its personalized merchandise company, leveraging the production of handcrafted items to generate income. By combining the production of personalized merchandise with a commitment to handcrafted products specifically designed for DROP22, the organization aspires to not only offer financial stability to its residents but also to contribute to the growth and sustainability of the community as a whole.