Online nominations begin now with awards being presented at Foundations Recovery Network’s spring 2013 Freedom and Recovery Conference
Heroes in Recovery (HIR) announced today that it will present its first Heroes in Recovery Awards in the spring of 2013 at Foundations Recovery Network’s Freedom and Recovery Conference, to be held April 3-6 at the famed Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Calif. Three separate awards, each made of handcrafted blown glass, will be given to recognize individuals who represent the ideals of the Heroes in Recovery movement.
No one gets through the recovery process alone. There are heroes all along the way, and HIR wants to recognize these extraordinary individuals with this new award. Nominees for the Heroes in Recovery award can include those in recovery, individuals who work in the treatment field or everyday people who have helped to remove barriers for others to get treatment. An online submission form is available now at www.heroesinrecovery.com/heroes-award.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 20 million people needed substance abuse treatment last year and did not receive it, while 10 million Americans did not receive needed mental health care. The Heroes in Recovery movement, started by Foundations Recovery Network (FRN), is actively working to break the stigma of addiction and mental illness by educating the community at large and celebrating those on the journey of recovery. Their popular Heroes 6K Races have drawn hundreds across the country. They also encourage everyday heroes to share their stories at HeroesinRecovery.com, knowing that each person who does so will encourage others on the recovery journey who may be feeling isolated or alone.
About Foundations Recovery Network: Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Foundations Recovery Network is one of the premier organizations for treating those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. FRN’s treatment facilities include Michael’s House in Palm Springs, Calif.; The Canyon in Malibu, Calif.; La Paloma in Memphis, Tenn., and full-service outpatient treatment centers in Atlanta, Ga., Santa Monica, Calif., Memphis, Tenn., and Palm Springs, Calif.
For more information, visit HeroesinRecovery.com.