Melania Trump to visit drug treatment center for babies in West Virginia

Source: Washington Examiner by Cailin Yilek | Oct 9,2017 First lady Melania Trump will make her first visit to a drug treatment center on Tuesday. Trump plans to visit Lily’s Place, an infant recovery center in Huntington, W.Va., that treats babies who have been exposed to addictive substances while their mother was pregnant. “To help babies born addicted truly succeed, we must help their parents succeed,” Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told CNN. “The statistic that 40 percent of babies born addicted to drugs are put into foster care is one that Mrs. Trump would like to see lowered, and Lily’s Place was created with that in mind,” Grisham said. “They recognize […]

Margate Recovery Advocate Tells It Like It Is. Alcohol and Drugs Are Killing Us

Source: October 03, 2017 By Mitchell Pellecchia More than 100 Americans a day die from alcohol and drug overdose, said Margate’s Rick Riccardi (left) at a recent speaking engagement in Fort Lauderdale. Opioids killed 33,000 users last year with heroin, fentanyl and morphine leading the pack. Another 88,000 died from alcohol poisoning. Riccardi didn’t paint a pretty picture. “This has been going on a long time now. We’re in an epidemic and haven’t noticed it. Not even the federal government,” he told a packed house of business and non-profit leaders at Fort Lauderdale’s Global Events Center.  (bottom photo). Founder of Fellowship Living in Margate, Riccardi didn’t go easy on […]

National Recovery Month Closing Ceremony

The National Recovery Month Closing Ceremony at the Fellowship Foundation Recovery Center, gave us an opportunity to get to know artist Manny Mendez in an intimate setting. Manny delivered a powerful message of hope, and provided inspiration to awaken the artist within all of us. Manny’s art is a direct reflection of the issues that have plagued today’s society on a global scale and can no longer be ignored. The artist has been featured nationwide in several exhibits, film, recovery centers, and several pieces were on display at the Fellowship Foundation Recovery Community Organization’s grand opening. Manny donated 2 art pieces to the Fellowship Foundation RCO, which are on display for […]