Same Road was founded to work towards a better way to find effective, affordable medical treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.
Along with affordability of care, one of the biggest issues in substance abuse treatment is the lack of care providers. Simply put, there aren't enough people providing genuine medical care for addiction.
At its outset, Same Road will look to address both ends of the issues in addiction care through its partnerships with The University of Texas at Austin School Steve Hicks School of Social Work and Lifetime Recovery.
Students may be disincentivized from pursuing careers in use disorder and recovery counseling because of the current lack of paid internships. We provide stipends that help support future care providers as they pursue their educations.
Individuals struggling with use disorders who are seeking help may be unable to afford treatment on their own. We provide grants to help them receive treatment.
Once we've raised sufficient funds to create a self-sustaining endowment, we'll look to address another shortfall in addiction treatment—namely, the difficulty finding a place to receive treatment at all.
By 2028, we aim to bring on a team of full-time Recovery Coaches who will help people in recovery every step of the way. Recovery Coaches will assist in referring people to detox centers, treatment facilities, and sober living centers. They will also provide support in less obvious ways such as helping individuals apply for grants, arrange transportation between treatment facilities, and more.
As Same Road grows, so will the the goals we seek to achieve. Once an individual wants to seek treatment, there should be an entity that both guides them through the process and provides world-class medical treatment. We want to be the organization that does that with teams of Recovery Coaches, researchers, and ultimately, a physical treatment center.
Every individual's path to seeking help might be different, but our goal is that once they get there, all roads lead to recovery.