Any. Change. That. Improves. One's. Nature. Successfully.
ACTIONS was formed when two below average Joe's came together in hopes of finding support while trying to achieve their respective health goals. Each knew what needed to be done, each had the drive to get it done, and each took the initiative to get started. However, each learned there is a HUGE difference between "to-do", "doing", and "done". Most find it easy to create a "to-do" list with the idea of "done" in mind. The hard part is the doing.
Amazingly, these everyday below average Joe's found the "doing" part to be manageable when there was someone there to hold them accountable. Not to tell them how to do the work. Not to do the work for them. Just to be present and supportive during the process. They would often tell each other, "Your goals, my accountability."
Oddly enough, being accountable for each other translated into being accountable for themselves. In order for one to reach their health goals, they simply had to show up for the other.
Give It Away to Keep It
As much as we'd love to claim the idea as our own, giving it away in order to keep it is a near century year old paradox that is tested and proven. If you help someone else, you will be helped. If you want to lose self consciousness, be "other" conscious. If you want to feel better, the best way is to try to make someone else feel better. If you want to stay sober, help someone else stay sober. Accountability is a two-way street.
Gaps in Service
The two aforementioned below average Joe's, owner's Allen Jones and Scott Lynch, came to this realization each having a decade plus of professional experience in the mental health field, specifically in working with addiction. If this solution seemed so simple to them, and if the Big Book of AA began to speak of it in the 1930's - what seems to be the issue?
Answer: Quite frankly, if you need services on either extreme end of the spectrum, i.e. inpatient treatment or weekly individual counseling, our community has you covered with an abundance of facilities, providers, levels of care, funding, etc...
But what about those that fall in the middle? What about those that need a daily, every other day, few times a week nudge? What about those that have insurance but cannot afford their deductible? Should having insurance disqualify someone from receiving state funding or having access to grants that would help them get into treatment? Sadly, this is often the case.
It is our mission to bridge this gap by providing quality support services and seeking out funding options for those stuck in the "shaded area".