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Oct. 1, 2020 – The organization has provided free athletic activities and a sober support community to more than 36,000 people across the United States. Now, clients can log on to free virtual classes offered throughout the day — everything from yoga and strength training to meditation and recovery meetings. “We hadn’t done virtual programming before, but we pretty quickly learned that it allowed the Phoenix to offer programs to rural communities that we historically couldn’t reach,” Strode said.

The group now has people in recovery joining classes from all across the US, and four other countries. They’ve also been able to bring their programming into prisons nationwide by recording content that is then distributed to inmates.

“I don’t think we’re going to find some magic solution that’s going to fix addiction in all of our communities,” Strode said. “I think we have to do it as a community and be there for each other — letting people step into the pride and strength in their recovery can get us out of this.”

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