Las Vegas Recovery Center Attends the Rally for Recovery
Every year, the Foundation for Recovery (FFR) joins the national movement to celebrate September as National Recovery Month. To highlight the road to recovery from addiction, FFR hosts its annual Rally for Recovery. Hundreds of community members participated in this family friendly rally on September 23 to honor and celebrate the miracles of recovery. Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC) was in attendance to support our favorite charity, FFR. The day kicked off with LVRC and other supporting organizations helping to introduce guests to recovery resources and volunteer programs. LVRC along with Central Recovery Press hosted booths, giving visitors an opportunity to explore both available recovery treatment and unique publications focusing on real recovery stories.
FFR’s Executive Director, Dona Dmitrovic says the rally’s goal is to raise awareness and show proof to the public that every dollar that goes to any substance use service has a benefit to Nevadans who are seeking help from addiction. “The rally is an opportunity to celebrate National Recovery Month and highlight that people can and do recover from addiction,” said Dmitrovic. Community leaders also spoke about addiction rehabilitation, mental health issues, and how you can join FFR’s Nevada Recovery Movement initiative and Rally for Recovery for 2018. The keynote speaker and CEO of Facing Addiction, Jim Hood shared his personal experience of losing his son to an overdose accident and the importance of following recovery related legislative policy changes. Dmitrovic agrees with Hoods initiative and says, “It is important to use this opportunity to support individuals in registering to vote through our Recovery Voices Count campaign, connect with our collaborating partners as supporters of National Recovery Month, and provide community resource information to all those in attendance.” The family oriented fun included music, face painting, balloon art, and other recovery themed crafts funded by FFR’s Women’s Success Program. A highlight of the rally was the March for Recovery, where participants held positive recovery posters and walked the short march around City Hall in downtown Las Vegas.
Foundation for Recovery’s Future
For 2018, FFR hopes to see more growth, as the organization has been issued a new SAMHSA grant. This opportunity will help FFR expand all of their peer-to-peer services, including a telephonic recovery support program. “Our peer recovery community center on Alpine Place in Las Vegas will also expand programming for those interested in participating in various recovery groups, training, and the use of our computer labs. As we build and expand upon all of our recovery supports, the grassroots recovery community will be engaged to direct Foundation for Recovery into our next phase of development,” says Dmitrovic. Take a look at LVRC’s journey at the 2017 Rally for Recovery; we will post photos from the event and we will provide links to recovery services on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We will also continue to follow FFR’s outreach efforts.