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Being A Drug Addict Should Not Be A Crime,
Locking One Up Should Be
Addicts Need Treatment, Not Incarceration
CHOOPER’S GUIDE is Proud to Partner with the Following Addiction Industry Leaders
Choope'rs Guide and The Choopers Foundation are committed to furthering Harm Reduction Policies and Practices in the state of Maine including decriminalization of possession, naloxone access, drug consumption rooms and syringe exchange programs
We believe that there is no way to determine Best Practices unless you can measure outcomes. MAP does just that. Get ready to raise the bar in the industry.
It is an honor to partner with The Kennedy Forum a group of dedicated addiction and mental health professionals, that work tirelessly to influence policy to change in the way mental health and addictions are treated in our healthcare system.
Founded in 2015, The Choopers Foundation primary objectives are to elevate awareness of addiction as a biopsychosocial disorder, promote social justice, influence drug policy and to educate providers and the public.
Taking it to the streets. Inner city Detroit should have a moment of silence for this program everyday. They do what very few organizations do and do it with passion, commitment and professionalism. They serve the forgotten hardcore and homeless.
Chooper's Guide and The Choopers Foundation are committed to the policies and practices of Harm Reduction and believe it is essential to Meet People Where They Are and that there are many paths to Recovery
A diverse, broad, and powerful movement of NGOs from around the world who have united around one common purpose: rectifying the catastrophic failures of the current global drug policy regime. GET INVOLVED! Attend UNGASS 2016!
The Choopers Foundation is proud to be a partner with the 1st MAR Residence in New England. The traditional abstinence only treatment model used by Sober Homes nationally works for only 8%.of opioid dependent clients. Not Acceptable!
Kudos to Lisa Frederiksen, one of our first partners, for her contributions to the field of substance misuse. Her gift is to translate complex issues surrounding substance misuse and mental health into language that is easily grasped by all.
These pioneers have elevated the awareness of the dangers and consequences of drug prohibition amongst the law enforcement community and understand that "we can not arrest our way out of the drug problem".
These folks get it and have mastered the treatment of opioid dependent individuals. The do it with dignity, compassion and respect.
These folks are committed to strengthening the Recovery Community through music and are coming to Maine on August 27, 2016 to host the Love of Recovery Music Festival in Walpole, ME.
Stigma, shame, denial - tears, desperation, despair...
Brain and addiction research - hope, abstinence, recovery
We believe that alcoholism and drug addiction are biopsychosocial disorders.
We believe that addiction is a brain disease.
We believe that the disease of addiction (whether it is an addiction to alcohol or prescription or illegal drugs) is treatable.
We believe that not only is recovery is possible, it is a reality.
We believe in equal access to treatment and that there is no “one” or “right” way to do treatment.
We believe that medication can be a crucial factor in treatment and in recovery.
We that the dogma and intolerance of 12 step organizations towards medication assisted recovery is in direct conflict with the spiritual context of their origin and is a causal factor in relapse and death.
We believe that alcoholism and drug addiction are medical not moral or legal problems.
We believe that the drug war was ill conceived, that it has failed and that it is one of the greatest social justice issues of this century.
We believe that the stigma society attaches to alcoholism and drug addiction perpetuates and escalates the problem.
We believe that the language used in treatment and recovery promulgates stigma and discrimination.
We believe that alcoholism and drug addiction are chronic diseases and those afflicted should be treated with the same level of care and dignity as those with other chronic diseases, eg., diabetes or hypertension.
We believe that understanding the five key risk factors for developing the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction (genetics, social environment, childhood trauma, mental illness and early use) is critical.
We believe that inappropriate referrals result in higher recidivism rates.
We believe that no one should have to die from alcoholism and drug addiction.