LOGAN, W.Va. — New Beginnings Sober Living Home for Men and the Marjorie R. Oakley Home for Women, both projects of Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia (RGSWV), are already touching the lives of many and are seeing real and profound transformations of individuals only through the grace and mercy of God.
Each facility is a 16-bed faith-based substance abuse treatment recovery residence offering a number of services and supports to individuals who enter their program. Also as part of the program, individuals are required to participate in Intensive Outpatient Treatment services provided by Logan Mingo Area Mental Health (LMAMH). In addition to intensive treatment during the daytime hours, individuals are required to attend weekly evening meetings, church services, complete community service projects, house projects and more. Individuals are also given random drug screenings both at the residences and at LMAMH.
There have been several residents who have completed the Twelve Step Christian based recovery program and have left the home for full-time jobs and have successfully been able to secure their own homes and living arrangements. Two of the residents, one from the women’s and one from the men’s home, have secured employment as counselors and recovery coaches where they continue to help others that need help.
RGSWV has announced that Joseph ‘Joey’ McComas will be serving as its new Executive Director. McComas, along with his wife Danielle, has been active supporters of the recovery group since its inception and have stepped up to take the lead in this amazing vision.
The couple knows for certain the negative effects of drug addiction, having fell prey themselves in their teens and early adult lives. They have been free from addiction for more 18 years and have a great passion to help others.
Mr. McComas was formerly employed in the engineering offices of Greenbrier Minerals LLC., and also currently serves as Worship Leader at Word of Life Church in Logan.
Southern West Virginia has experienced an epidemic of drug addiction and drug overdose. Rarely will you find a family that has not been affected directly and even more of us share the effects that it has had on our communities. A problem that cannot be ignored any longer, RGSWV has taken a stand to do something positive to bring about change in the region, but they need partners in the effort. More churches, business and individual’s involvement are needed in order to increase the effectiveness of this great cause. Visit the RGSWV website at www.recoveryswv.org or call 304-752-4927 to learn more about how you can help.