Image Title: Asking for Help

This is one of the illustrations from Options 2020 calendar that follow an imaginary character through the 12 steps of recovery as an addict in recovery might portray them. These illustrations are meant to comfort and amuse other addicts who are still suffering and to help those who have not battled addiction to better understand our journey. We would like to give special thanks to Options Graduate/Current Development Clerk, Samuel McFarland, for all of his artwork, especially this piece representing Step 7 (Asking for help) and use it to ask for your help and support. 



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  • $5 because every $1 that goes to intervention and recovery saves $5 in societal costs associated with the cycle of crime, broken families, and homelessness caused by addiction


  • $100 to help us match a great of $100,000 to upgrade our Alice Street recovery residence for perinatal moms


  • $180 in honor of the 180 Berkeley, Oakland and San Leandro residents who, on a typical night, have safe, dry, alcohol and tobacco-free housing at one of Options 11 housing sites


  • $800 for the 800+ people we serve each year through our evidenced-based outpatient treatment program


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