Ron Shelley is the chairman of the Concerted Care Foundation, a non-profit organization under the Concerted Care Group (CCG). The Concerted Care Foundation focuses on rehabilitating the community and servicing the needs of its clients and others in the Baltimore community; their focus is career development and education.
Drug addiction recovery has been compared to a ladder leading out of a deep, dark hole. As the substance abuser climbs each rung up the ladder, they are closer to recovery. They never, ever want to fall back into the abyss as it will be even more difficult to climb out of it.
No recovering opioid addict wants to slip back into his or her destructive ways; they would rather get off the drug now and forever. This isn’t easy, even with the many benefits of methadone maintenance treatment. In fact, it could be a life-long battle.
“Speaking as somebody who’s been in the drug scene, it’s not something you can go on and on doing, you know. It’s like drink or anything, you’ve got come to grips with it.”
~ John Lennon