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Wed., Sept. 16, 11 AM News Conference: Sioux Falls' Keystone Treatment Center Is National HQ to Lead 100 Locations Nationwide in Balloon Liftoff Celebrating Recovery Against New Wave of Drug Abuse; Former U.S. Drug Czar/4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Lieute
Date:9/9/2009

KEYSTONE TREATMENT AND OUTREACH CENTER, 7511 S. LOUISE, SIOUX FALLS

SIMILAR EVENTS TO FOLLOW AT CANTON AT 1 PM:

KEYSTONE TREATMENT CENTER, 1010 E. 2ND STREET

Media welcome at both locations

SIOUX FALLS and CANTON, S.D., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keystone Treatment and Outreach Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. will be the 2009 national headquarters at 11 AM Wednesday, September 16, to lead over 100 locations nationwide in a biodegradable balloon liftoff - "Recovery Takes Flight" - celebrating recovery against the new wave of drug abuse. In addition to ongoing problems of alcoholism, methamphetamine, heroin, and designer drugs, abuse of opiate prescription drugs - the "new heroin" -- including OxyContin, has tripled over the past decade.

The 11 AM news conference and balloon liftoff will include former U.S. Drug Czar/Four Star General Barry McCaffrey, Lieutenant Governor Dennis Daugaard, Sioux Falls Mayor Dave Munson, police, National Guard, and the CEO of the nation's largest treatment provider, CRC Health Group, Dr. Barry Karlin, among the VIP's. In addition, judges, alcohol and drug treatment facility directors, and other national and local treatment leaders will participate. The event will be emceed by Keystone's Executive Director, Carol Regier.

The events are part of National Recovery Month, designated by the federal government.

The Sioux Falls celebration will take place at the Keystone Treatment and Outreach Center, 7511 S. Louise, Sioux Falls, S.D. 57108. The facility's phone is 605-335-1820.

A similar event will take place later at 1 PM in Canton with Canton Mayor Jonathan Toso, Former Drug Czar McCaffrey, CRC CEO Dr. Karlin, and others, at Keystone Treatment Center, 1010 E. 2nd Street, Canton 57103. That facility's phone is 1-800-992-1921.

Gen. McCaffrey stated, "The national and state treatment gaps remain a huge challenge. 23.9 million Americans need but do not receive treatment for illicit drug or alcohol problems according to the latest numbers from HHS. Less than four million receive treatment. In South Dakota, 72,000 people need but do not receive treatment."

Dr. Karlin said, "Keystone did such a wonderful job last year locally in organizing "recovery" events that we have selected them to be the national headquarters for this year's celebration. Both the Sioux Falls and Canton facilities are national models pointing the way to recovery." He added, "The balloon release signifies that we celebrate, honor and remember the patients, families and staff who have gone through treatment, and carry hope for those still suffering from the disease."

Contact: Bob Weiner or Rebecca Vander Linde 301-283-0821/202-306-1200


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