HEALTHCARE ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
13TH ANNUAL GOLF FORE RECOVERY
WE’VE GONE VIRTUAL!
Every year, we hold the annual H.A.S. Golf Fore Recovery Event – a great day for a great cause! Due to recent circumstances, we’ve had to bring the tradition online. The event was established in 2008 to raise awareness of behavioral health issues, support H.A.S. programming, and build our ties to the Chicagoland business community. All proceeds benefit H.A.S. programs including mental health and substance use treatment; help for individuals experiencing domestic violence and postpartum depression; and programs that steer at-risk youth away from substance use, teen pregnancy, and gang involvement. While there may be no green to navigate this year, we believe we can still come together to make a difference!
Countdown to Giving!
ABOUT HEALTHCARE ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
H.A.S. strives to bring individual and community based program initiatives together to promote stronger, healthier and family-friendly communities.
Programs for Youth
Youth programming at H.A.S. provides healthy alternatives to risky behaviors, instilling the life skills youth need to become productive, well-adjusted adults.
Programs for Women
H.A.S. provides bilingual and culturally-sensitive programs addressing issues from substance to emotional abuse designed to meet the unique needs of women.
Programs for Men
H.A.S. provides programs for English and Spanish speaking men in recovery that focus on providing them with tools to transition to substance-free self-sufficiency.
Your contribution to Golf Fore Recovery will be applied in its entirety to prevention and treatment programs at H.A.S.
Read some of our participants’ stories below.
Daniel* - MAT Program Participant
Daniel* began using heroin when he was about 40 years old shortly after being released from prison. “It started off with a good feeling,” he says, “but then I started running into the withdrawals and it became a need instead of a want.”
Soon, the negative consequences of drug use began to increase. His girlfriend left him, he lost his job and began selling drugs. Daniel eventually returned to prison to serve first a 2-year sentence, then a 2-month sentence. “I looked at myself and could not recognize myself,” he says. “I dropped to my knees and started praying.”
In 2012, Daniel came to the NEXA Medication Assisted Treatment Program (MAT) for help. He attended regular meetings and was inspired by other participants who had been clean for 15-20 years. Daniel states that treatment helped him learn a lot about himself. “The MAT program allowed me to be sober and fully participate,” he says. He became more engaged in treatment, attended trainings to facilitate support groups, and participated in consumer advisory boards.
Currently, Daniel is a peer educator and navigator with Cook County Health (Core Center). His plan is to continue to give back to the community by supporting individuals who are released from prison, and those struggling with drug addiction.