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From ALL ADDICTIONS LIFE RECOVERY PROGRAM, Apr 22, 2009 - 08:22
Awarded Healthcare Program Saves Lives and Extends Its 'Pay-What-You-Can' Option
WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - In an ongoing effort to help those in need, the award winning All Addictions Life Recovery Program psychotherapist and program creator Paul Radkowski continues putting people before profits by extending his "Pay-What-You-Can" option for the entire first half of 2009.
The goal is to assist North Americans and the global community who are struggling with the economic fallout of increased stress and addiction due to job loss, lack of health insurance or Medicare. This 3 to 6 month online program is immediately accessible and anonymous. It provides 24/7 support for anyone struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, shopping, overspending, overeating, drugs, alcohol, gambling or other destructive behaviours.
This Life Recovery Program has "literally been saving and transforming lives and families 24/7. It has made a positive impact on people who are suffering from severe stress, addiction and/or depression issues especially those who would not otherwise be able to afford to get help," says Radkowski.
Radkowski's "Pay-What-You-Can" option for this online recovery support was first offered for the month of January as a New Year's initiative. "We've had a huge response from this initiative. We've received dozens of emails about stories of job layoffs, personal and family stress as well as how our recovery program has turned people around," states Radkowski.
One client shared: "I cannot find the words to thank you enough. I'm not sure what I would be doing had I not found the program at this time when I can only scrounge up the minimum to get back on my feet and when fate would have it that it is available regardless of one's financial situation ...Having begun this program, I already feel like I've started healing."
The American Institute of Stress indicates that 75-90% of visits to primary care physicians are due to stress related disorders. The question Radkowski asks is, "How long can you run your car at 10,000 RPMs, before something breaks down? The current economy is taking a huge toll on people's overall health and the healthcare system."
CNN states the current economic climate is the worst since the "Great Depression" of the 1930s (CNN February 24, 2009). According to the Globe and Mail (April 1, 2009), calls to help-lines for people struggling with stress, addiction, depression or suicidal thoughts, has doubled in some areas since last year. Government sites have put up notices warning of the increased risk of suicide as a result of the recession.
This increased demand for service is forcing more people to look for alternative supports as therapeutic demand is exceeding the supply. The Life Recovery Program is an alternative service available to immediately fill that need through its groundbreaking techniques.
"The issue of shame and stigma is huge for many people who want help. It makes sense to have an online option so people can start their recovery, especially if they don't have any kind of health insurance or are struggling to find the money to pay for basic needs," Radkowski comments.
Effective until June 30th (midnight PST), 2009 - anyone who visits The Life Recovery Program (www.liferecoveryprogram.com) will be able to pay a minimum amount of $22 for access to three months of his online program, instead of the usual fee of several hundred dollars.
President Barack Obama announced his "recovery plan" during his Presidential Address to Congress (February 24, 2009), so the Life Recovery Program decided to include and extend one of their own with the "Pay-What-You-Can" option.
Paul Radkowski is a master's level clinician who has specialized in the area of recovery over the last ten years. He has been responsible for the start up of various wholistic treatment centers including recruitment by the Government of Canada to initiate programs and supervise mental health and addiction specialists in some of the most remote regions of the world. Radkowski is the recipient of the 2008 "Outstanding Addictions Professional Award" granted from the International Association of Addictions & Offender Counselors for the creation of his online program.