The “Fighting Addiction Together” luncheon focused on raising awareness of the increasing issues surrounding drug and alcohol abuse that today’s society faces.
(PRWEB) March 30, 2015
On March 19th, 2015, in the Hall of Legends at Detroit’s Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, LiveToBeSober.org hosted the “Fighting Addiction Together” luncheon. Attendees included local and nationally recognized pastors, ministers and bishops as well as other civic leaders and public figures.
Several speakers addressed the audience at the luncheon, including retired Detroit Lions wide receiver Herman Moore, Live to be Sober sponsor Per Wickstrom and two survivors of their own personal battles with addiction, Ronald Stevens and Jerri Bendig, among several others. A video highlighting those speakers was recently released on LiveToBeSober.org’s YouTube channel.
Fighting Addiction Together
“The ‘Fighting Addiction Together’ event was educational and informative for everyone there, myself included,” commented Per Wickstrom afterwards. “If we can get as many people backing us and helping in our mission, we can actually beat this thing that we call ‘addiction’. We hope to hold several more of these events in the future. With positive, uplifting messages, combined with good food, great ideas and even better company, who could ask for more?”
The “Fighting Addiction Together” luncheon focused on raising awareness of the increasing issues surrounding drug and alcohol abuse that today’s society faces. And to further the education of local opinion leaders and moral authorities about the options available to them in fighting these problems in their communities. It also looked at the broader accessibility to rehabilitation and treatment programs that has resulted from the implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
Guests at the “Fighting Addiction Together” event also received gift bags filled with many tools helpful in offering guidance to those whose lives are affected by substance abuse, whether their own personal struggle or that of a loved one. Those tools included educational brochures and pamphlets, informational DVDs, Parent-Child promissory notes encouraging abstinence from drugs and alcohol and home drug test kits. Additionally, a raffle for seats in an executive suite during a Lions home game was held.
For more information visit http://www.livetobesober.org.
See highlight reel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au9TJhmdfas