The Foundation for Recovery Receives City Proclamation to Kick Off National Recovery Month

Las Vegas, NV, September 01, 2010 --( On Saturday, September 1, 2010 Mayor Oscar Goodman and the Las Vegas City Council will present the Foundation for Recovery with a proclamation recognizing Recovery Month as a cause that positively affects individuals and families throughout the region and warrants a call to action. In attendance will be members and supporters of the recovery community as well as Foundation for Recovery staff.

“Approximately 23 million Americans are dependent on illicit drugs or alcohol,” states Heidi Gustafson, the Foundation’s Community Outreach Director, “of those 23 million Americans less than 10% receive treatment.” She would go on to say, “according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) over 1,500 people die from substance abuse each day and thousands more are sent to court, jail and prison, and admitted to hospitals and mental health facilities. Experts believe that this costs about $500 billion dollars annually.”

On September 18, 2010 the Foundation for Recovery is hosting a Recovery Rally in honor of National Recovery Month. Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Wolfson will give the opening remarks followed by Senator Reid’s office presenting the Foundation with a Senatorial Commendation for their hard work and dedication in the field of addiction recovery. For more information on the Foundation for Recovery and their events visit

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.

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Casey Fry