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Recovery resources available in Lyon, Storey counties

Submitted by Health
Communities Coalition

DAYTON – September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey is celebrating the month by “planting the seeds of hope” that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people do recover.

Support for recovery is available, both inpatient and outpatient, with affordable sliding fee scales at outpatient clinics like Lyon Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (toll free 1-866-831-2774) and nearby inpatient facilities New Frontier Treatment Center in Fallon (www.churchillrecovery.org ) and Bristlecone Family Resources in Reno (954-1400).

Waiting lists at centers such as Lyon Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs for outpatient treatment, and at New Frontier for inpatient treatment, are normally short and both offer sliding fee scales. Christy McGill, director of Healthy Communities Coalition, stressed that “alcohol and drug treatment centers prioritize treatment for pregnant women and will move them to the front of any waiting lists.”

Healthy Communities Coalition includes partners and members from education, health, mental health, justice, prevention and treatment organizations, among others, who work together to create an integrated community response to increase the health and well-being of Lyon and Storey communities.

A key part of the coalition’s purpose is to create “prevention prepared communities” that interpret local data correctly in order to bring missing resources to the area and implement those resources efficiently.

For more information about the coalition, please see http://www.healthycomm.org. For more information about National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, please see http://www.recovery

month.gov.