Now more than ever the Cape Cod community is in need of a solution – and hope – as opioid-related deaths continue to overwhelm the area and the Cape remains one of the top five areas in the state with the highest opioid overdose rate for the past several years.
The Phoenix, an innovative and free sober active community that has served more than 28,000 people across the country, today announced programming at its first Cape Cod location, CrossFit Bourne. Ben Garlington, co-owner of the gym and local Phoenix Program Coordinator, will offer Phoenix classes three days a week, and pursue opportunities to start volunteer-led classes in other area gyms.
First launched in Colorado in 2006 with locations in Boston, Lowell and now the Cape, The Phoenix classes are free for those seeking recovery, and the only requirement to attend is at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety. Classes range from beginner to expert levels, and each workout helps individuals become less defined by their substance use disorder. By actively removing common barriers to participate – such as financial cost and stigma – The Phoenix provides critical support, with the goal of helping as many people as possible find a path to recovery.