Addiction is not only America’s problem but an epidemic that engulfs more and more adults around the world. Many seek a path to recovery, but it can be inundated with challenges that are likely to thwart one’s progress. Many rehabilitation clinics have sprung up in major cities where alcohol and drug abuse is rampant. Criminal activities, domestic violence, and other societal nuisances are closely linked to the addiction crises.
Research and development have come a long way in developing programs, methods and support groups related to therapy and rehabilitation. Our global society has come to recognize addiction as a grave problem which eliminates much of the stigma regarding it. Now more and more people are being encouraged to seek help and employ changes in their lifestyle.
Addressing a health and societal crisis like addiction is not easy. Stakes are always large because most sufferers carry large tendencies to relapse. Not to forget, many also find it hard to acknowledge the problem and seek help. Addicts have been marginalized, and although recognizing it as a problem is imperative, only tossing it out of the park prevents dialogue and action. Addicts are some of the loneliest people, who find themselves in a pit where the outside world constantly lodges their apprehension and they are less and less hopeful for a safer environment where their problem can be assessed at no emotional cost.
In this regard, one man has taken big leaps, fighting the addiction crisis and helping thousands of people live better lives. William J. McRea, the Managing Director of Recovery Path Charities, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is helping people recover from addiction. Before Bill ventured down this path, he amassed substantial experience in corporate fields. He is a pioneer in business management, digital marketing, sales, and business administration, having experience as a C-suite executive for the past 37 years. Since 2008, Bill has been the CEO of McReaSolutions LLC and pursues his nonprofit as a way of giving back to the community.
Beacon of hope
Each day, Recovery Path Charities works with people knocked down a different path in life. The organization and its leaders are helping those people embrace a fulfilling life where they do not let their addiction bog their spirits. They have been tirelessly working and educating people, lifting them out of their problems and leading them onto better paths.
It is true that every rehabilitation center aims to fight people’s addictions and it might seem counterintuitive to suggest that Bill’s organization does things differently. However, it has built a strong reputation and emerged as a beacon of hope for many people. Bill, along with the leadership at Recovery Path Charities, have built a recovery model compromised of programs and methods that evade the status quo or run-of-the-mill approaches. Their benchmark has proven successful, instilling a positive change in the lives of people. Bill is soon to open a full-fledged recovery center in San Antonio, Texas, that will continue the organization’s operations at a greater efficiency, catering to a larger segment of people.
More than a recovery center
Recovery Path Charities is not just interested in offering alcohol and drug rehab; they also want to help the homeless find a way to live a decent life. It is one of their major goals to accomplish all of this without the use of handouts but rather through education.
Over half a million Americans are without a home, and many of them are dependent on narcotics and alcoholic beverages. On the streets, there are many people with serious mental health issues. Dignified lives can be achieved with the help of various programs and resources. If we as a society collectively are able to help these people get on the road to recovery, we will all benefit.
The Recovery Path Book
It was written for those who are contemplating a life of sobriety in the face of addiction. A spiritual approach to overcoming any kind of addiction is emphasized as well as the 12-step process. To help people overcome their addictions, the book stresses the need for both personal and social involvement.
Helps guide you through the process of self and spiritual discovery by acknowledging that we all begin in a broken state of hopelessness. Your new life is something far more fulfilling and meaningful than life with addiction as you work your way through the recovery process. There are many people in your life who become important to you as you grow up. It is inevitable that you will face difficulties in your new life, but at least you will no longer be struggling in the dark by yourself.
Extending the steps of recovery to include Recovery Community Groups is supported by the book. Sales of books and donations go a long way toward supporting our charitable endeavors.
A budding podcast
Bill’s active podcast addresses many topics related to alcoholism, drug epidemic, poverty, unemployment and other social issues which people deal with worldwide. Available on Spotify, the podcast connects people who want to get inspired by Bill’s ideas. He often talks about his experiences at Recovery Path Charities, which he regarded as privileged since he highly regards his work and his organization’s ability to do real work in the world. He also talks about what kind of influence experts at the nonprofit is able to garner on recovering patients and the success stories of people who beat their odds and delved into living better lives.
The podcast offers different perspectives on the psychology of addiction. It offers deep insights and education as it takes a long standpoint and perspective of people fighting on both sides: the caregivers and patients, who form a unique relationship of mutual interest and fight for a single objective. The fight yields a win for both, as Bill likes to call it.