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Heroes in Recovery Award Presented at Foundations Recovery Network’s National Conference

The Heroes in Recovery Award is presented to an everyday hero who aids the cause of treatment for addiction and mental health issues

April 13, 2015 (San Diego, CA) – Heroes in Recovery (HIR) is proud to announce the recipient of its biannual Heroes in Recovery Awards at Foundations Recovery Network’s Innovations in Recovery conference in San Diego, California. Rob Waggener, CEO of Foundations Recovery Network and Heidi Huerta of Heroes in Recovery, presented the one-of-a-kind award to Brittany Ringersen who exemplifies the ideals of the Heroes in Recovery movement.

Brittany Ringersen is on a mission to provide cost effective treatment options for those in need throughout her home state of Florida. She has utilized the skills and knowledge gained through her many years in recovery to create Lighthouse Recovery Institute, a high quality, cutting edge gender-specific treatment facility. Her unique approach to recovery seamlessly blends compassion, motivation, and accountability and direct family involvement while helping men and women engage with the underlying issues that drove them to drugs and alcohol in the first place. It’s safe to say that Brittany’s passion and unrelenting drive has helped make Lighthouse Recovery Institute a success.

Heroes in Recovery award recipients are selected by an awards committee, which reviews nominations received throughout the year. Nominations for the future awards can be submitted at

Britteny Ringersen Heroes Award

Pictured L-R: Rob Waggener, CEO Foundations Recovery Network; Brittany Ringersen, Heroes in Recovery Award Recipient; Heidi Huerta, Community Manager, Heroes in Recovery

About Heroes in Recovery:

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 20 million people needed substance abuse treatment last year and did not receive it. Ten million Americans did not receive needed mental health care. The stigma associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders creates a significant barrier to individuals and families seeking help.

Heroes in Recovery is a grassroots movement intended to remove the social stigma associated with people who are in recovery, to recognize the heroic effort it takes to overcome the obstacles in seeking help, and to celebrate the act of preventing the past from kidnapping the future. While the movement initially focuses on persons recovering from addictive behavior, it is meant also to recognize heroes recovering from many other types of disorders and trauma that can feed or manifest from an addiction.

To read inspiring stories from everyday heroes visit

About Foundations Recovery Network:

Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Foundations Recovery Network is one of the premier organizations for treating those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. FRN’s treatment facilities include Michael’s House in Palm Springs, CA; The Canyon in Malibu, CA; The Oaks at La Paloma in Memphis, TN and Black Bear Lodge in Sautee, GA; as well as full-service outpatient treatment centers in Atlanta, GA; Roswell, GA; Santa Monica, CA; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; and Palm Springs, CA.

All Foundations Recovery Network treatment centers practice a system of care that treats co-occurring disorders in a fully integrated approach for lasting recovery. For more information, please visit


Jeff Skillen
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