In the past two years, there has been a 55% increase in overdose deaths in the state of Georgia. One local nonprofit is not only providing long-term treatment that works but also helping men find new careers as well.
Located in Cumming, No Longer Bound is a long-term, residential, faith-based, evidence-based treatment program that affords men the time they need to uncover the root cause of their addiction. For 32 years No Longer Bound has been a refuge and a therapeutic community for men, providing one full year of evidence-based addiction treatment, family and marriage counseling, spiritual formation, vocational training, and job placement.
One of the biggest challenges for people in early recovery is the mitigation of legal and financial problems, as well as educational gaps and the need for vocational rehabilitation. The role of work in a person's life goes far beyond the economic value it provides. Work provides purpose and a means for supporting one’s family, which is why in addition to addiction treatment, No Longer Bound offers four vocational tracks. Culinary training, digital marketing, landscape design, and an auto mechanic training program are all designed to give men purpose in their day while providing opportunities to learn new skills and apply what they are learning in real-life work environments.
“The main reason I chose No Longer Bound is because I like to work,” says one No Longer Bound resident. “If I was going to commit a year of my life to getting well, I wanted to work.”
No Longer Bound Cars is a car donation program for residents on No Longer Bound’s campus where they can learn automotive, motorcycle, and engine repair. The goal is that when a man in this training program graduates from the program, he will not only be one year clean and sober, but he will also have the skills to gain an entry-level auto technician job. Currently, there are No Longer Bound graduates working at Christian Brothers Automotive, Honda Carland, Billy Howell Ford, and Scott’s Automotive, to name a few. Unlike other car donation programs, 100% of the revenue earned from repaired and sold vehicles goes back to funding the program.
For 32 years No Longer Bound has been a refuge and a therapeutic community for men, providing one full year of evidence-based addiction treatment, family and marriage counseling, spiritual formation, vocational training, and job placement.
No Longer Bound accepts donations of cars, boats, motorcycles, and anything else on wheels. More information on scheduling a car pick up, purchasing used cars, or applying for admission to the program can be found at NoLongerBound.com