PHILOSOPHY & PROCESS

Transitional recovery homes provide a safe environment to support recovery from substance abuse for those who are emerging from medical detox, residential treatment, jail, or off the street. A person’s home living environment often does not always provide the support necessary to facilitate long term sobriety. BRS manages multiple recovery homes and implements the necessary funding and programming to provide those in early recovery with the support needed to successfully transition back into the community. These homes provide a combination of freedom and structure that help the person begin to readjust to life in the real world.


Instead of immediately returning to the living situation that possibly fostered and facilitated the substance abuse issue, recovery homes provide a structured environment in which a person can continue to focus on recovery from substance use disorders. Recovery homes have rules and regulations that require participation in twelve-step programs, house meetings, meditations,  and other treatment programs that continue to reinforce the main proponents of long term recovery.​

LEADERSHIP

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Adam A. Lonardo

Co-Founder & Executive Director

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A lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley, Adam A. Lonardo was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He is an alumnus of Canfield High School and Youngstown State University where he studied Business Administration. Currently, Adam is the CO-Founder & Executive Director of Broadway Recovery Services.

After struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for over a decade, by the grace of God, he achieved sobriety on June 13th, 2013 at the age of 24. After going to treatment multiple times, something more was needed to maintain long term sobriety. Adam entered into recovery housing where his life changed forever. Adam dove deep into abstinence-based and 12- step recovery, where he began working with men just like him. As the drug and alcohol epidemic swept through the Mahoning Valley, the need for more quality recovery homes was greater than ever. Adam was convinced he needed to do something. He opened his first recovery home in 2015. To continue to serve those in need Adam and Co-Founder Jason Kmentt founded Broadway Recovery Services and together grew from one house to what we are today. 

Adam’s sobriety has given him a life with more peace and happiness than he ever expected. He spends much of his free time working out and training Mixed Martial Arts. Adam loves to make memories and have new experiences with the men he serves at BRS. Lastly and most importantly, Adam and his Fiance’ Shavelle are parents to Vito Lonardo and resides in Canfield Ohio.

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Jason D. Kmentt

Co-Founder, Recovery Housing & Business Development

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Jason Kmentt was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio.  He is an alumnus of Boardman High School, Youngstown State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School, earning a Juris Doctor degree. 

He was admitted to the Maryland State Bar in June of 2017 and the Northern District of Ohio in August of 2017.  Convinced he had no problem, Jason struggled with functional addiction for decades.

 

Thankfully, God opened Jason’s eyes to the 12-step program and he became sober in October of 2016. Through the 12-step Abstinence Based Community, he was introduced to Co-Founder Adam Lonardo and his recovery housing program.  Jason’s passion has shifted to aiding those that are battling the deadly disease of alcohol and drug addiction. Together, they realized the need for more safe, structured residential housing.

 

Through the unwavering support of his Higher Power, family and close friends, Jason has embraced sobriety and a new vision on life.  Jason now enjoys distance running, weight training, and a healthy lifestyle.

STAFF

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Lauren Berger, CDCA II, CPRS

Director of Operations, Case Manager

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Laura Lonardo, M.S.Ed., CDCA

Program Coordinator

 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Romeo Jr.  //  Kassandra Kornbau  // Liam Abrigg  // Deborah Passerotti
Stephanie Leonard  // Patrick Gray  // Zechariah Mathews  // Victor Daprile

HOW AND WHY BROADWAY
RECOVERY SERVICES EXISTS

Addiction by the Numbers within America

  • 1 in 3 households suffer from, are exposed to, or are otherwise impacted by addiction.***

  • Drug use is highest among persons between the ages of 18-25 at 39% compared to persons aged 26-29, at 34%.*

  • 70% of users who try an illegal drug before age 13 develop a substance abuse disorder within the next 7 years compared to 27% of those who try an illegal drug after age 17. *

  • 47% of young people use an illegal drug by the time they graduate from high school. *

  • About 60% of America’s drug overdose deaths in the past year are linked to illicitly manufactured or adulterated fentanyl. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration seized nearly 10 million fake pills in 2021—many laced with counterfeit fentanyl.**

  • The effects of substance abuse are felt by nearly half of all American families.***

*Source American Addiction Centers, February 2022

**Source Military Medicine, Jan/Feb 2017

***Source US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, February 2022

Benefits of Treatment

  • Outcomes scores on the Family Assessment Device (FAD) and Addiction Severity Index (ASI) indicate significant improvements in family functioning with 30 days or more of treatment. Read full study.*

  • In a recent study of veterans in residential substance use treatment, those who completed treatment had a markedly lower rate of relapse in the first year compared to those who completed the treatment. Read full study.**

  • There is significant benefit of peer support groups in the treatment of addiction:

    • Active engagement in peer support groups has shown to be a key predictor of recovery and sustaining recovery.***

    • Evidence demonstrates that one’s belief in their own ability can increase and influence one’s behavior by watching other peoples’ behaviors.***

    • There is a mutual benefit between the members and facilitators of peer support groups. Oftentimes, peer support groups are facilitated by peer workers who themselves are in recovery and benefit positively from peer support groups. Benefits for the peer worker include increased self-esteem, confidence, positive feelings of accomplishment, and an increase in their own ability to cope with their challenges.***

*Source American Addiction Centers, February 2022

**Source Military Medicine, Jan/Feb 2017

***Source US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, February 2022

Realities of Drug Overdoses in Ohio:

 

  • Ohio overdose data shows at least 5,215 Ohioans fatally overdosed on drugs in 2021. This reflects the way one emerging health crisis, an infections disease pandemic, intertwined with and exacerbated a slower burning public health crisis of addiction.*

  • Opioids were at least a partially involved in a round 4,400 of the overdoses, although the overdoses could have involved one or more substances. Cocaine was involved in around 1,250 of them. Methamphetamine and similar drugs were involved in 1,067.

  • Of 100,000 deaths in Ohio, 38.3% are caused by overdose.

 

*Source Ohio Capital Journal, July 2021

**Source Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, February 2022

***Minnesota Department of Health, July 2022

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