Higher Ground gratefully acknowledges a generous donation from speaker and educator Liz Jamieson and from the Substance Abuse Education Trust. Liz Jamieson recently retired after 23 years as executive director of the Substance Abuse Education Trust which provided drug education in schools, Auckland Prison at Paremoremo and the wider community.
The Trust’s closing balance of funds was divided equally between Higher Ground Drug Rehabilitation Trust and Wings Trust, where many Higher Ground graduates go on to live.
Liz’s book Still Standing – from debutante to detox tells the story of her own journey of recovery. She has been an active supporter of Higher Ground for over 25 years and believes strongly in the way Higher Ground immerses clients in the 12-Step programmes of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
“I’ve had the privilege of being involved in the lives of many people who have come through the Higher Ground programme. Two of the programme’s strong characteristics are that it is both holistic and disciplined.
“I know people who work there personally, and have worked with them in other areas such as the prisons, and can vouch for their integrity and their honesty. I’ve also had a family member who participated in the programme so have seen first hand the changes that took place as a result of time in Higher Ground’s treatment process. “