Las Vegas, NV, June 19, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- On Saturday, June 19, 2010 the Foundation For Recovery (FFR) is hosting “The Science of Addiction and Recovery” training at Desert Breeze Community Center from 9am – 4:30pm. This valuable training is focused on the brain’s role in the disease of addiction and is geared toward substance abuse professionals, educators and drug-free advocates.
The content of the training is provided by Faces and Voices of Recovery which has been offering the program nationally. “The Foundation is honored to be hosting the first presentation of ‘The Science of Addiction and Recovery’ in the western U.S.,” says Community Relations Manager Heidi Gustafson, “We believe that a better public understanding of addiction will help to change the negative perception and remove the stigma attached to addiction.” The first 3 hours of the program educates attendees about the latest research on the disease of addiction, while the last 3 hours teaches them how to effectively communicate their newly gained knowledge to the community.
“Addiction is a disease of the brain,” states Gustafson, “the more that we know about the disease the better we’ll be able to treat it and create understanding amongst the general public.”
The training is sponsored by Sunhawk Adolescent Recovery Center, Judge Cedric Kerns, UNLV’s Student Organization for Addiction Professionals (SOAP) and The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southern Nevada. More information is available at www.ForRecovery.org.
The Foundation for Recovery is a charitable 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Las Vegas, NV. FFR promotes the positive impact of addiction recovery in the community and the lives of individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction. The Foundation’s programs, services, and partnerships open pathways for recovery by removing social barriers and creating opportunities for those seeking recovery. FFR is committed to achieving these goals by promoting awareness of available treatment resources, encouraging network and information exchanges, and underwriting community engagements that deal with pro-recovery modalities. FFR also supports research and educational initiatives and is the proud sponsor of several addiction studies scholarships at UNLV.