We are McShin
The McShin Foundation is Virginia's leading authentic peer-to-peer recovery community organization for those suffering from a substance use disorder.
I am very grateful for McShin. When I first arrived, I was pregnant and had nowhere else to go. I was able to get some recovery through my pregnancy. Pregnancy was very difficult for me, but recovery and McShin made it easier. If it wasn't for the community and support I found at McShin, I probably would have returned to a life of active addiction. I am grateful for McShin and recovery every day!
Before I Got Sober, I Couldn’t See Who I Was. Now, I Value Myself In Recovery.
My name is Erin and I am a woman in long term recovery from substance use disorder. What that means to me is that I have not found it necessary to use any mind altering, mood changing substance since November 10, 2014.
Former Addict Shares Lesson of Hope: White Marker Project Memorializes Those Lost to Drugs
When Nathan Mitchell was an inmate in the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center on a drug possession charge in 2017, he remembers buying coffee and sweets at the canteen. “For me, it was all about instant gratification. It was February and I didn’t have socks — but I had candy and coffee.”
Mitchell remembers when someone at the jail — who was there working with a drug rehab program — looked at his feet and said, “You look cold.”
After more than two years, Mitchell is still amazed that “He gave me socks. It was amazing. I learned there were people who could love me when I couldn’t love myself.”