Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jan. 29, 2019 – Americans place a lot of importance on watching the Super Bowl, but gatherings for the annual sporting event can revolve more around alcohol than the game itself, which can be dangerous for people in recovery.
That’s why Guiding Light Recovery, an intensive, drug and alcohol recovery program, is hosting a sober watch party for program participants and their sponsors this Sunday at Guiding Light, located at 255 Division Ave. S.
Men in the Recovery program and their sponsors will gather at 6 p.m. to enjoy the big game and snacks in a safe, sober environment. Men who are living in Iron House, which are sober-living apartments offered to graduates of Guiding Light’s Recovery program, are also invited to participate.
“Guiding Light Recovery provides resources to equip men to stay sober and live life in a new way,” said Stuart Ray, executive director at Guiding Light. “It’s important for individuals in recovery to have the opportunity to socialize in a way that supports their journey to lifelong recovery and re-engagement with society.”
Guiding Light Recovery is a unique, four- to six-month residential program. Each week, men attend group therapy sessions and individual therapy sessions with a licensed counselor specializing in addiction. Men also have weekly sessions with a life coach and a spiritual director, as well as daily personal contact with outside community support groups who are all committed to their recovery.
Iron House is a Guiding Light social enterprise that provides a safe and secure environment in a residential area outside the inner city. Cooperative living allows men to live more independently as they transition back into the mainstream of society.
Iron House residents all have jobs. They buy their own food, pay their own bills and are engaging with each other regularly. They look after and support each other, practicing community in the best way they can.
The Guiding Light Sober Bowl is not open to the public, but members of the media are welcome. Sabo PR is sponsoring the event.
About Guiding Light
Founded in 1929 as the West Fulton St. Mission, Guiding Light has grown into a robust recovery and re-engagement community designed to help those living at society’s margins fulfill their God-given potential. Through its Back to Work, Recovery and Iron House programs, Guiding Light works with men struggling with addiction and homelessness to return to society.
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