Pictured above: Farley and Susan Barge, co-founders
Navigate Recovery Gwinnett was launched in 2015 with the mission to serve individuals and families impacted by addiction by connecting them to the support they need and removing barriers that prevent them from getting well. This Recovery Community Organization (RCO) is led by Farley and Susan Barge who both in long term recovery, as are some of their family members.
In September, Navigate Recovery launched Safe Harbor, an Addiction Recovery Support Center, which offers many support services for those who are impacted by addiction, not just the person dealing the addictive behavior, but the family members and support persons as well.
Navigate Recovery also serves in local Emergency Departments through the LIFELINE Recovery Coach program. When these hospitals call, a LIFELINE Coach is dispatched 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. These coaches connect with the person who may have overdosed on opiates or is high risk due to other substance abuse.
Navigate Recovery Gwinnett has considered the Gwinnett Chamber a valued and supportive partner since they began. The relationships with businesses in the community are so important when addressing addiction since 70% of people struggling are employed. Business leaders and managers are positioned to make a huge difference in the addiction epidemic evident in our country and community.