Relapse of drug and alcohol abuse is the biggest deterrent for addicts failing in recovery, but this core idea can be forgotten or misplaced throughout recovery. It can be easy for those in recovery to lose focus of relapse avoidance because of all the other benefits a sober life can offer. Continued support group attendance is the sole pillar of which all other recovery theme must be.
The Mariners Inn Residential Program was invited back to the Detroit Institute of Arts for another season of gallery tours, arts, and crafts. Bob, the case manager, took a handful of our gentlemen to the DIA for four straight weeks in May of 2012.
This past spring break, I was an Alternative Spring Break Detroit participant. During the week, we visited various nonprofit organizations and panel discussions. We attended a panel discussion at Mariners Inn and discussed issues within the city
This year, we started our first community garden. The video you are watching documents the men harvesting our first crop, lettuce. The purpose of the garden is to give the gentlemen a healthy, therapeutic outlet while also giving them the opportunity to contribute to one of the major issues in our community, an inability to access fresh produce.
The mission of Mariners Inn is to provide 24 hour, residential, substance abuse treatment for adult, homeless men of Southeastern Michigan, in a professional, compassionate, therapeutic environment conducive to reducing their problems of drug and alcohol addiction, thereby promoting their return to health, independence, and increased self-worth.