LiveToBeSober.org Hosts Conference on Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery at Ford Field

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Local pastors, ministers and civic leaders convene in the Hall of Legends at Detroit’s Ford Field to learn about options in addiction rehabilitation.

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The focus of the 'Live to be Sober' luncheon was to raise awareness of the escalating problems of abuse facing the local communities and to inform those attending about the various options available to them in helping to battle this problem.

On March 19, 2015, at Detroit’s Ford Field, LiveToBeSober.org, along with former Detroit Lions wide receiver Herman Moore, hosted “Fighting Addiction Together,” an informal luncheon and educational presentation on substance abuse, treatment options and the recent changes in healthcare legislation. Among those who attended were pastors, ministers and bishops from local churches as well as civic leaders and other distinguished guests.

“Our ‘Fighting Addiction Together’ luncheon was informative and educational for everyone who attended, even for Herman and myself,” commented LiveToBeSober.org sponsor Per Wickstrom. “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?”

Fighting the Drug Problem Through Prevention Efforts

The focus of the “Live to be Sober” luncheon was to raise awareness of the escalating problems of drug and alcohol abuse facing the local communities and to inform those attending about the various options available to them in helping to battle this problem. It also touched on the increased accessibility of rehabilitation and treatment programs that has been a result of the Affordable Healthcare Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.

Several guest speakers shared their thoughts and perspectives on the issue of substance abuse that faces today’s society, possible solutions to those problems and the different options in treatment now available to many more people as a result of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Some of those speakers included Bishop William Murphy, Detroit Police Assistant Chief of Police Steve Dolunt, Dr. James Lawrence Jr., and two speakers who had struggled with and overcome their own addictions through the help of a recovery facility.

Along with a complimentary luncheon and uplifting words from local spiritual leaders, guests received gift bags with educational brochures, DVDs, Parent-Child promissory notes regarding abstinence from substance abuse, home drug tests and other tools that are helpful in giving guidance to those who may be struggling with addiction. A raffle for executive suite seats for a Detroit Lions home game was also held.

For more information on this event or drug prevention efforts from Live to Be Sober, visit http://www.livetobesober.org.

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