Nationwide — Many may know Reggie D. for his tasty, delicious sauce line Pure Heat Gourmet Sauce, but he is now turning the dial a little bit and using his influence to target an issue in his hometown of East St. Louis, Illinois that he says is greater. He has launched a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and hopes to open a drug and alcohol rehab facility.
The center is called Pure Living Recovery and Rehabilitation and he’s hoping to have it opened by Spring 2024 in the city of East St. Louis at 5601 State Street. He says that the building used to be owned by the state.
Reggie says that there are virtually no other options for long-term abuse centers in the immediate area. He comments, “After playing around for a while I decided to get my life together and come back and help my city.”
He adds, “It’s been hard. It’s just me. I have other businesses, but I have no partners, no loans, no grants - nothing. It’s just me trying to get it up and running. Someone broke in right before my closing and stole the electrical wiring and plumbing copper, and damaged the roof.
Nonetheless, once we open, everybody will be welcome regardless of their ability to pay.”
Reggie says that he plans to target the underserved and uninsured and make sure that they receive the much-needed help that inner-city residents often fail to receive.
With the goal of a 50-bed facility specializing in group and individual therapy and a 90-day 12-step inpatient treatment program. Our comprehensive drug addiction treatment program includes evidence-based therapies and continuing care to address the physical, psychological, and social aspects of addiction.
Pure Living Recovery understands the important connection between mental health and addiction. That’s why we offer a range of mental health services to address the underlying emotional and psychological issues that may have contributed to the addiction. With our support and guidance, individuals can gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve lasting recovery.
Reggie is also wrapping up his final semester at the Drug and Alcohol Institution to receive his certification In Substance Abuse Counseling and Trauma Care.
To donate to this cause, please visit PureLivingRecovery.org
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