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Substance Use Disorder Recovery Programs’ Success at Foundation for Recovery

  • 19 Jun 2024
  • 7:10 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online; Virtual


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Substance Use Disorder Recovery Programs’ Success at Foundation for Recovery


Substance use disorder (SUD) continues to be an epidemic in Nevada. Essential to the treatment of substance use disorder is recovery. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMSHA) defines recovery as “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self- directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” To meet the needs of the population with SUD in NV, the Foundation for Recovery (FFR) has operated as a Recovery Community Organization, supporting, people and families impacted by addiction via programs that promote health, community, and purpose.

Learner Objectives

  1. Evaluate the role of peer recovery support services and recovery community organizations in enhancing the medical model of substance use disorder treatment maintenance of SUD remission. 
  2. Describe the evidence and outcomes of peer support services in sustaining long-term recovery for individuals with a behavioral health disorder.


Elizabeth Fildes, EdD, RN, CNE, PHNA_BC, FAAN; Chamberlain University Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Elizabeth Fildes is a Filipino-American nurse leader who demonstrates passion and sustained commitment to improving the health outcomes of persons in Nevada and the Philippines who suffer from tobacco use and addictions in all its forms. Her unique, systematic approach has included mobilizing healthcare providers to provide SBIRT education and therapeutic interventions to improve population health in directly supporting the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013–2030 and Sustainable Development Goals. Her progressive track record spanning almost three decades of addressing substance use disorders control as an educator, researcher, and international collaborator reflects successful ventures to seed ideas for healthcare, public health, and policy stakeholders, secure significant funding, and bring cutting-edge programs to fruition through partnerships and empowerment of nurses. She has implemented SBIRT programs that have impacted the individual, community, and country levels. With faculty and student engagement to augment public health interventions, she applied solutions cross-culturally to make a significant impact on clinical services and educational curricula in two countries.

Sean O’Donnell, CPRSS, PRSS-S, MS; Executive Director, Foundation for Recovery Las Vegas, NV

Sean is a person living in recovery from substance use disorder and a certified peer recovery support specialist in Nevada. As Executive Director of Foundation for Recovery he works to expand the integration of recovery support services in existing systems of care, justice, and education striving for a robust recovery-oriented system of care in Nevada.

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Nursing CE

This event is approved for Nursing CE with the California Board of Nursing.


No refund due to cancellation. All registrants will have access to a video archive if you are unable to attend in person.

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