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excerpt…”Point is this.  Just one addict!  has imposed a cost to his family, various providers,  the community of LA, the jail system and the valuable resources of North Ridge Emergency Center of an estimated total of $25,000 in two months time.  A cost no one keeps track of or understand this its totality.  In an era of impending health care and legal reform, the success and further growth of  pre-screening protocols like SBIRT would appear to be an imperative…”  read the rest of the article here

One–Day Event September 19, 2009  Celebrating Recovery in Arizona – Free

The Art of Recovery – is a FREE to the public, one-day Phoenix event offering educational workshops, resources and solutions.  It is part of the celebration of National Recovery Month.  It is important to reach out to the families and loved ones of people seeking recovery – Many often have.  Alcohol and drug problems are pervasive in every community, affecting everyone either directly or indirectly.  Did you know?

•    Over 200,000,000 people in the US are directly affected by addiction.
•    90% have no idea of what to do about it.
•    More than 23,000,000 are addicts-alcoholics.
•    In 2005 fewer than 4,000,000 addicts-alcoholics received treatment!
•    The gap is 19,000,000 people who need treatment and can’t get help.

Read more about the expo @  http://www.artofrecoveryexpo.com/abouttheexpo.html

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