Mission: "To provide high quality, cost effective, holistic, evidence-based treatment to address the chemical dependency and mental health needs of a diverse clientele."
Restoring Lives Overcoming Addictions has provided a safe, supportive atmosphere for those seeking recovery of drugs and alcohol since 2008.
Restoring Lives Overcoming Addictions (ReLoad) is more than just an organization that wants to treat people. It has a compelling desire to save our communities from the nightmare of addiction. The non profit was formatted in Dec 2007 under a local church for a means to help it's parish members returning from prison. The original house located in inner city housed up to 10 men that worked for the landscaping program under Restoring Lives. The church decided that they no longer wanted to run the organization and in 2016 ceased its involvement. The current President has committed to carry on the tradition to helping but increase the number of lives touched. He believes in changing the way we treat its clients in need because it has affected his life twice over the past 6 years. First was the horrific murder of a family member by drug dealers and an addict. Here’s how the story goes:
His name was Michael. He was a kind, gentle man (age 38) and known by many as a person who was just too kind and trusting. On October 20 , 2012 in Reynoldsburg, OH, Michael received a call from his fiance, stating that she needed his help. His fiance had been struggling with drug addiction. Michael had never done drugs nor had he been even a drinker. He was good to the core, so when he received the call there was no doubt that he’d go immediately to help. That was the last day of his life. His fiance and her Heroin dealer planned Michael’s murder to help pay off debt she owed the dealer for an addiction so severe that it cost her $400 to $500 a day to sustain. They forced Michael into the apartment at gunpoint and beat him during a violent struggle before strangling him with a cable. After he was dead, his fiance trimmed his fingernails and scrubbed his fingertips with bleach because she worried that when he scratched her during the struggle, her DNA may have been left behind. They also cut the clothes from his body to get rid of evidence, stuffed his body in a trash bag. They stole his truck, wallet, and other personal effects that could be pawned and tossed his body along side of a road not far from the crime scene. They were found, arrested, tried, and now serving time in prison.
Our second drive is simply stated by explaining that a family member fell in love with the a guy who introduced her to a “good time” and its name was Heroin. It began with snorting, then injecting, and then the life spiraled out of control. She’s given birth to an addicted baby, has served numerous jail sentences, and now is incarcerated in prison. Again, stories you hear across each and every state in the Union, from the rich as well as the poor. It affects us all and is at tragic proportions. Where does it stop. How can we make a difference?