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Focus on Children of Alcoholics at Addiction Agency's Annual Meeting
Date:4/21/2008

Jerry Moe of Betty Ford Center to Speak

CLEVELAND, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Recovery Resources Inc. ("Recovery Resources"), one of Northeast Ohio's largest nonprofit alcoholism and drug addiction agencies, will hold its 2008 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 23 from Noon to 1:30 pm at Windows on the River in the Powerhouse Building in the Flats. The featured speaker is Jerry Moe, National Director of Children's Programs at the Betty Ford Center. His address caps the landmark Children of Alcoholics public awareness campaign produced by Recovery Resources through a grant from the Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland. The campaign is the single largest outreach to the children of alcoholics ever conducted in Northeast Ohio.

The Children of Alcoholics public awareness campaign produced by Recovery Resources employs radio, transit and other advertising media to build interest in the web site http://www.shoutinginside.com. The web site features Whispers in the Roar, blogs written by the sons and daughters of parents who have problems with alcohol and drugs. In addition to social networking through blogs and comments, the web site also provides links to resources that can help children of alcoholics.

There are an estimated 26.8 million children of alcoholics in the United States. Preliminary research suggests that over 11 million are under the age of 18.

Jerry Moe is a nationally renowned author, speaker and trainer. He has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning American and in USA Today. In addition to his position at the Betty Ford Center, Jerry is an Advisory Board Member of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics. He is dedicated to helping to improve the lives of children of alcoholics in the United States and around the world.

Tickets for the Recovery Resources 2008 Annual Meeting are available by contacting Gail Wernick at (216) 431-4131, extension 1126 or gwernick@recres.org. Windows on the River in the Powerhouse Building in the Flats is located at 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.

Established in 1954, Recovery Resources helps people to triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, drugs and other addiction. With more than 125 employees and annual operating revenue of $8.2 million, it is among the largest nonprofit corporation in Greater Cleveland and largest independent behavioral health providers in Ohio. Recovery Resources is an affiliate agency of the Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Services Board of Cuyahoga County, Cuyahoga County Community Mental Health Board, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and United Way. For additional information, visit http://www.recovery-resources.org.

CONTACT: GAIL WERNICK

(216) 431-4131 x 1126 (Office)

(216) 469-5073 (After Hours)

gwernick@recres.org


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