In 2008, Dan Morse began a running program for clients at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, a Minneapolis-based drug and alcohol treatment center. In the years since, more than 700 men have participated in Morse's volunteer effort, meeting twice a week at 5 a.m. to run. Regular attendance is rewarded with opportunities to compete, and Teen Challenge runners regularly compete in and volunteer at Twin Cities In Motion events.
On this episode, Teen Challenge legal liaison and former client Kevin Joyce and Jeff Drexler, a current MnTC client, join Morse to talk about how running and Morse's program have helped them in their recovery from addiction.
Runner's World Story about Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge first marathoner: https://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/conquering-distance-and-addiction-at-twin-cities
MinnPost story on MnTC run club: https://www.minnpost.com/mental-health-addiction/2017/08/run-recovery-how-minnesota-adult-teen-challenge-promotes-sobriety
Learn more about MnTC: https://www.mntc.org/
Learn more about Twin Cities In Motion: https://www.tcmevents.org/