On November 16, Edward Bailey spoke to our club about his nonprofit organization, No Longer Bound, a program to help men break addiction.
He started by introducing Thatcher Helton. Thatcher shared his story of addiction and how he conquered it with the help of No Longer Bound.
No Longer Bound (NLB) is an adult, male only facility with a minimum age of 18. The average age is around 45 but has dropped recently because of the increase in opioid and heroin addiction. The No Longer Bound program is a twelve-month residential treatment and education program. The program is much longer than most addiction treatment centers which are typically 2 to 3 weeks. NLB boast a success ratio which is also much higher than others because keeping someone in treatment for a year allows time to change their behavior.
NLB residential sites are in Alpharetta just off GA400 and have several acres. They recently opened a new building called Hope House which has 32 beds. All the beds were graciously donated by Havertys Furniture.
NLB is a faith-based treatment plan. They strive to teach their patients to find connection with themselves. They also teach career skills to their patients. Because of the work they do while in treatment they help to pay for part of their treatment. Vocational training is an important part of the treatment.
No Longer Bound’s mission is to rescue, regenerate and reconcile.
In photo from left to right: Thatcher Helton - resident and testament to the effectiveness of NLB, Edward Bailey - Director of No Longer Bound, Jon Haley - resident and testament to the effectiveness of NLB, John Neill - President of Rotary Club of Sandy Springs
The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs would like to thank Mr. Bailey for his commitment and incredible contribution to the community.
More information about NLB can be found at their website: https://nolongerbound.com/
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