The NBRPA is proud to announce Kiva Recovery as the organization’s new substance abuse education and treatment partner. Kiva Recovery is a clinical treatment center, based on suburban Chicago, dedicated to replacing addiction with solution-driven, growth-oriented strategies, focusing on lifelong recovery through holistic (global) health, positive character building through continuous character growth, and life satisfaction through
“Retired athletes may find themselves facing substance abuse issues for a number of reasons. Some may have become reliant on opiates used to manage the pain or injury during their playing days and the chronic pain that continues when they leave the court. Others may turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with the depression and anxiety of adjusting to retirement,” says David Bohl, Executive Director of Kiva Recovery. “Given their high profile reputation they often feel they have nowhere to turn for help. Our partnership with NBRPA gives retired players a safe, private and confidential place to get the consultation, treatment, and support they need to overcome their addictions.”
As part of this key new partnership, Kiva will provide a number of services to NBRPA Members and their families: confidential consultations with NBRPA Members to investigate pressing issues, outreach calls to the Member and their family when approved, formal and informal screening of the Member or families’ needs, facilitating services
to match the Member or families need and continued support throughout the process for all involved. All levels of service will be available to NBRPA Members and their families.
In addition to the consultation and treatment processes, Kiva will educate NBRPA Members and their families on substance abuse issues through online webinars, in-person seminars at NBRPA events, and a permanent, customized portal at LegendsofBasketball.com. Kiva will also work with an NBRPA Member that has overcome
addiction to become the program’s ambassador in order to truly entrench this important partnership and program into the NBRPA family.