Lions Help Addicts Reclaim Their Lives at Albatrossen

Our members are ready to help – whenever and however our communities need us. In Norway, Lions saw a need to reach out to people who lack the medical and counseling support needed to overcome drug addiction.

We sent a video crew to Norway to see the how Lions are helping others at the Albatrossen drug rehabilitation center. Lions and LCIF support the center by providing medical assistance and educational programs.

The Lions showed us how Albatrossen provides the resources recovering addicts need to help reclaim their lives. Ronne, a client at Albatrossen, told us, “I know many projects helping drug addicts.  But nobody is like Albatrossen. I hope more people find their way here.”

See how Lions are helping addicts reclaim their lives at Albatrossen.

  • http://2010homelesschampions.ca richardmclaughlin007

    The Harsh Reality of Drug Addiction richardmclaughlin007 — January 18, 2009 — after 11 months of sobriety from drug addiction, in 7 short days this man hits the depths of despair and insanity.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuNWCPDrJsM

    This video was shot in Vancouvers downtown eastside by the narrator it is quite extreme, It shows how common place and and readily available drugs are and how people can succomb to a extreme physical reaction from lack of sleep, nutrition and dehydration. This video was made for many different reasons, one being educational the other as mentioned earlier it’s common place here in Vancouver, in any other city or town in North America this man would have recieved immediate medical attention but here in Vancouver both the police and ambulance just drive by. If you do not belive me come on down and see our little human circus slash “HARM REDUCTION EXPERIMENT”
    This man was spotted two hours later sleeping on a concrete curb as his pillow.
    Both the narrator and producer of this video have had spent many years struggling with addiction and have spent hard time in Vancouvers “NOTORIOUS” downtown eastside.
    Today they have escaped and are clean and sober and now dedicate there lives to those who still suffer from “THE HARSH REALITY OF ADDICTION”

  • http://www.vpmarwah.blogspot.com VPMarwah

    Efforts of such Lions has made our International President call Lions Beacons of Hope. Keep it up.