When someone you love is lost, broken and unrecognizable because of a substance use disorder, the only thing that matters is recovery.
The Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers (MCRSP) is a network of faith, peer and community-based organizations throughout Missouri who are among some of the first responders to individuals and families in local communities facing a substance use disorder. Currently, there are more than 100-member organizations from five regions across Missouri that make up the coalition.
MCRSP recognizes that there are many pathways to recovery, and based upon the individual and family’s unique needs, getting back to a place of wholeness may require a variety of those paths. Recovery from addiction isn’t just about abstaining from the use or abuse of a mind or mood-altering substance. Recovery is the process of restoring what was lost as a result of the addiction.
“Recovery is marked by immediate access to services and long-term relationships,” said Rev. Ladell Flowers, who is a certified addictions counselor and serves as chair of the Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers. “There is often a brief window of time when an individual decides that he/she is ready for help, and there is no time to wait. We see this even more critically in the interventions needed for opioid use disorders and the dramatic rates of overdose deaths. Individuals and families desperately need help to come along beside them and help them navigate the path to recovery.”