to help restore hope and purpose for young adults, ages 18-30, in recovery in New York City. BIGVISION provides fun events and productive opportunities in a sober environment, as we strive to eliminate the stigma associated with substance abuse disorder.
What happens when a person leaves a treatment center? What comes next? How does a person committed to sobriety function in the real world once they leave the safety of a monitored sober living environment? Filling that void is where BIGVISION comes in!
Isaac battled addiction for years. In 2013, he successfully completed a rehab program and was on a path to recovery. He longed to have a meaningful, happy, sober existence. Unfortunately, while trying to acclimate back to “life as normal,” the pressures and expectations led to debilitating anxiety and fear.
Isaac might have been saved with a strong, supportive community to draw strength from. He needed a safe and comfortable way to connect and socialize with other young adults, removed from an environment where drugs and alcohol were a part of everyday life.
Sadly, it is too late for Isaac. But it’s not too late for the other young people who are struggling to cope and survive. Isaac was a loving, compassionate, young man who was always helping others, and with Isaac as our inspiration, we are going to continue with his mission.
BIGVISION is a sober environment, where recovering millennials have the chance to connect, grow and have fun with others who are experiencing the same struggles.
BIGVISION bridges the gap between recovery and integrating back into society for recovering young adults. It creates opportunities to socialize with supportive, stress-free and fun activities.
BIGVISION is fortunate to have supporters with a variety of skills who generously share their knowledge and expertise. Their time and effort gives hope, confidence and direction to young people who are struggling to find their way.
From fun, social get-togethers and sports competitions, to embracing new passions, or just hanging out over coffee, BIGVISION is a safe environment. It fosters peer connections and provides a myriad of opportunities to help recovering young adults lead productive lives – free of drugs and alcohol.
"Because BIGVISION transcends agency and organizational boundaries, it unites major providers in the substance abuse field for a common cause: offering fun and enjoyment for youth in sobriety. I have seen firsthand how BIGVISION brings young people together and inspires connection, camaraderie, and, most importantly, fun in the recovery process. I feel grateful to have been a part of BIGVISION's growth and the hope they share with the young adult recovery community in Manhattan."
Psychotherapist in Private Practice
LCSW, CASAC, CGP
"Thank you for putting a broad smile on the face of our clients. It's such a wonderful experience for most of these clients, who are learning for the first in a long time, to have fun without the use of drugs."
"The kids really enjoyed it. I sat right in back of them and I could see up close how much they got out of it. A room full of smiles. Congratulations!"
Friend and Supporter of BIGVISION
“In a very short period of time, BIGVISION has promoted and enhanced the recovery of dozens of young people in New York working to overcome their addictions.”
Gloria Anderson, M.S.
Supervisor CD Program
Hazelden, Part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
"The Pole Position Go-Karting event sponsored by the good people of BIGVISION was a hit among our clients. They provided an opportunity for our residents to have a good time in a safe and sober environment.
At the event we met the founder, Eve Goldberg who shared her motivation for starting BIGVISION. She also went on to encourage everyone in the room to participate with ideas on exciting things they would like to do.
As the fun was taking place the founder of BIGVISION and also the owner of Pole Position Go-Kart walked around talking to everyone giving words of motivation and encouragement.
Our residents were excited, talking about their experience on the race track all the way back to the facility. They might not agree on who was the fastest driver or best out of all of them, but they all agreed it was great to have fun without being under the influence of any substance."
"I have been in recovery for over 9 years now, and it's common to experience death and loss in our world. It's common to meet amazing and wonderful people, and never see them again. The odds are so stacked against myself as well as others struggling with addiction.
What's uncommon is to stand up for the people who are still struggling after they go through a loss. What's uncommon is to care so much about people you hardly even know. BIGVISION does that.
I hope that BIGVISION can save at least one life, that at least one person will hear the message of recovery through fun and sober activities and events. That one person will become inspired to come out and fight against the stigma.
I am so grateful and lucky to be a part of this life-changing organization."
Operations, Serenity Recovery NYC