The McShin Foundation is Virginia’s leading non-profit, full-service Recovery Community Organization (RCO), committed to serving individuals and families in their fight against Substance Use Disorders.

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"The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help they have no hope...It is difficult to feel sympathy for these people. It is difficult to regard some bawdy drunk and see them as sick and powerless. It is difficult to suffer the selfishness of a drug addict who will lie to you and steal from you and forgive them and offer them help. Can there be any other disease that renders its victims so unappealing?" Russell Brand

The disease of addiction is rooted in obsession and compulsion. "Obsession, that fixed idea that takes us back time and time again to our particular drug or some substitute, to recapture the ease and comfort we once knew. Compulsion, once having started the process with one fix, one pill, or one drink we cannot stop through our own power of will. Because of our physical sensitivity to drugs, we are completely in the grip of a destructive power greater than ourselves." However, with the help and existence of places such as The McShin Foundation, WE DO RECOVER.

The McShin Foundation has spent the last 11 years helping to deliver a message of hope to recovering addicts and alcoholics and to facilitate their journey to a healthier life. John Shinholser serves as the President of The McShin Foundation, which was founded in 2004 and named for its two recovering co-founders, John Shinholser and Carol McDaid. Shinholser and McDaid have dedicated their lives to helping individuals and families in or seeking recovery from the disease of addiction. The McShin Foundation operates on the founders' belief that by helping others find and sustain recovery, they can better sustain their own recovery. Shinholser and McDaid decided to establish a non-profit recovery community resource foundation based on this belief and on the work Shinholser had been engaged in with individuals in the recovering community since 1982.

The McShin Foundation operates on a fully self funded budget. 25% of the budget is earmarked for charitable care in the form of program scholarships, indigent housing, meals and doctor visits. Without the help and generosity of others, none of this would be possible.

Please take a moment and read over some of the stories of our successes and of those who we have lost to the battle of addiction. Without your donation, none of what we do is possible. Please donate today and know that you are helping to change lives.

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