Run in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse?

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Run in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse?

Postby Juhan » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:43 pm

I was just wondering if anybody else here feels running has helped them to recover from alcohol or drug abuse.
I am curious based upon my own experience in this regard and as I am doing a study on the topic.
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Run in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse?

Postby Jwolf » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:07 pm

I thought I remember seeing a study about this before. Certainly there have been lots of articles over the years, including about some running groups for recovering addicts in big US cities like New York, Boston and Chicago.

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Re: Run in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse?

Postby HCcD » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:35 pm

If I recall, in Ottawa, back in 2008 or so, Phil Marsh from Running Room led a group of residents at the Ottawa Mission House to kickstart a running program for recovering addicts, etc .. I believe that at least 8 of the participants completed the marathon? Not sure if the program is still continuing nor if those participants had continued to road to recovery and/or continues to run to this date? You could contact them directly, perhaps for additional information??
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Re: Run in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse?

Postby newbie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:24 pm

HCcD wrote:If I recall, in Ottawa, back in 2008 or so, Phil Marsh from Running Room led a group of residents at the Ottawa Mission House to kickstart a running program for recovering addicts, etc .. I believe that at least 8 of the participants completed the marathon? Not sure if the program is still continuing nor if those participants had continued to road to recovery and/or continues to run to this date? You could contact them directly, perhaps for additional information??



There is also harvest house and they do the redemption run every year usually the week after race weekend. I believe some of their client's participate in the run
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Re: Run in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse?

Postby HCcD » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:41 am

newbie wrote:
HCcD wrote:If I recall, in Ottawa, back in 2008 or so, Phil Marsh from Running Room led a group of residents at the Ottawa Mission House to kickstart a running program for recovering addicts, etc .. I believe that at least 8 of the participants completed the marathon? Not sure if the program is still continuing nor if those participants had continued to road to recovery and/or continues to run to this date? You could contact them directly, perhaps for additional information??



There is also harvest house and they do the redemption run every year usually the week after race weekend. I believe some of their client's participate in the run


Yup ..all part of Phil's group ...
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