In many rural communities, where the opioid epidemic is disproportionately widespread, there continues to be a lack of services available to provide comprehensive care to those suffering from addiction.
"You won’t meet a more compassionate couple about recovery than Mike and Sara Rissolo of Easton. The couple took their savings and instead of investing in a larger house for themselves and their five children, chose to open The Gratitude House, a recovery house for men on Davis Avenue in Easton..."
"For the past three years, Mike and Sara Rissolo of Easton said they have had the same crazy dream — to open a recovery home for addicts in Easton. This past June, just two months after purchasing 214 Davis Ave. in Easton, the Rissolos saw that dream come true when they opened The Gratitude House, a men’s recovery home..."
"Nurses on the 2 East Multi Specialty Care Unit at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton believe in giving back to the community and most recently, they have made that belief real by conducting a drive for cleaning and laundry supplies for the Gratitude House in Easton, a project of Realslow Recovery LLC, a nonprofit organization founded by Easton residents Mike and Sara Rissolo with the goal of providing safe, affordable and supportive housing for all people to live and grow in recovery from drugs and alcohol..."
"Recovery residences offering a safe and sober environment with accountability for over six months increase long-term recovery for those suffering from substance abuse issues."