Athletes Helping Athletes
Across the Globe, we ARE UNITED TO HELP OTHERS OVERCOME ADDICTION
"My definition of someone who is active in their addiction:
Someone with a very powerful story and unclaimed amazing future."
FOUNDER RANDY GRIMES
→ WE SUPPORT
We Facilitate Treatment Options and Provide Aftercare for Those Who Need It.
We are here to help you achieve freedom from alcohol and/or drugs to get you back in the game of life. At Pro Athletes in Recovery (PRo AIR), we focus on providing:
- Confidential, free peer-to-peer support for athletes and others in their recovery journey
- Assist with navigating the process of finding treatment and aftercare options
- Provide financial assistance and/or refer to aftercare programs
At PRo AIR, we also offer family support for your loved ones, as their recovery process is just as important as yours.
→ WE EDUCATE
We Facilitate Prevention Programs for Students and Athletes
“Drug abuse prevention” is a commonly used term, but what does it really mean for schools, colleges and communities?
At PRo AIR, our professional athlete speakers focus on three main components:
- Reduction Strategies—Knowledge, Values, Skills
- Professional Development
- Information and Support for Parents and Community
→ WE FUNDRAISE
We Raise Funds to Save Lives and Support Recovery Journeys
A strong advocate for recovery, Randy and Lydia Grimes originally launched “PRo Athletes in Recovery to help other athletes find addiction treatment and recovery resources. Read their story here and find out how it has grown into an organization that helps anyone who reaches out for help, and specifically helps with providing aftercare.
In addition to our faithful donors who have joined our mission (many of them are former professional athletes who have achieved recovery themselves), Pro Athletes in Recovery has partnered with the NFL Player Care Foundation, After the Impact Fund, Gridiron Greats, the Baseball Assistance Team and other organizations to bring further awareness and treatment and aftercare services to professional athletes and their families.
WHY WE DO IT
It's easier to connect with people who have gone through the same experience.
When you’re going through a difficult experience, it is often easier and more beneficial to talk to a person who has been down the same road as yourself.
We are a group of professional athletes who found themselves in the grips of a powerful addiction. Most of us have experienced chronic pain, depression, and a myriad of other conditions related to our professional athletic careers. Many of us were afraid to reach out for help and didn’t know who we could trust, until it was almost too late.
Founded by NFL Veteran Randy Grimes and his wife Lydia, Pro Athletes in Recovery is an organization that you can trust. We’ve all joined Randy’s mission because we received the help and support we needed when we needed it the most.
And now, we’re here to help you, too.
~ The Pro AIR Team