We support all of the men, women, families, and communities coming together to respond to the consequences of addiction. There are millions of people who have been affected by the devastation that addiction causes. And just as many people who have been affected by recovery. Recovery is a powerful agent for good. For individuals, families, children, employers, communities. And the world. We see it every day. And we hope that you do too.
Salt Lake City has never looked so good! Recovery Day 2016 was a smashing success - lots of laughter, love, music and true recovery partnerships! The voices of recovery could be heard loud and clear throught the city!
For the first time in American history the surgeon general has reached out to all physicians in our county with a call to action. "I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic. Everywhere I travel, I see communities devastated by opioid overdoses. I meet families too ashamed to seek treatment for addiction." Please read this letter. Share it. Pass it on.
Thank you Rocky Mountain Power for supporting the purchase of Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs) for all three of our treatment facility. Truly a lifesaver!
Words cannot express how we feel about Even Stevens. Partner. Friend. Advocate. Funder. Maker of Amazing Sandwiches. And so much more! Happy Anniversary Even Stevens - Draper!
The House almost unanimously approved legislation today to combat opioid overdoses! A very large step towards addressing the opioid crisis in our country. More funding will be needed but this is certainly a step in the right direction. The only direction.
What a Night! The First Step House team was fortunate to be able to attend the Real Salt Lake game last night AND the pre-game Heroes Among Us ceremony sponsored by our amazing partner - American Express. Congratulations to Joseph Lucero for his nomination and award! And congratulations to RSL for the incredible 2-1 WIN last night! Way to Go RSL and SLC!
Don't miss the workshop sessions next week hosted by Salt Lake City to ensure input into the new resource centers for those experiencing homelessness. We will be attending to provide input on the availability/accessibility of substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment and we hope to see you there!
For all of those who have served our country...thank you for your service. We are forever grateful.
We are incredibly proud of our counselor, Cheryl Graves, who received the 2016 Outstanding Woman in Recovery at this year's I Remember Mama Awards Banquet. Cheryl has been a true advocate for those in recovery and has used her own experience to empower and inspire others. We see it every day at First Step House. And we are so grateful to have her on our team and in our community.