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CoRR Receives Smoking Cessation Grant from CVS

Community Recovery resources will be launching a new smoking cessation program for their clients and for the community, thanks to a grant from CVS Health.

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Jeff Garbe the Community Relations Director for CVS Health says as part of their commitment to helping people lead tobacco free lives, CVS is providing a $25,000 donation to support CoRR’s new smoking cessation program.

Ariel Lovett, Deputy Director f Community Recovery Resources says the funds will cover the cost of training staff in the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking cessation program.
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Lovett says a smoking cessation program is an important addition to corr as 72 percent of the people going through drug or alcohol withdrawal also utilize tobacco. She put together the grant application to CVS which was approved.

click here to listen to Ariel Lovett

Once staff is trained the smoking cessation program will be offered free to the public as well as to clients of CoRR.   CVS presented Community Recovery Resources  with the check last Friday, and the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County, the Youth outreach team and Nevada County Public Health presented CVS with their “Integrity Award”  for their decision last year to stop selling cigarettes, tobacco and nicotine products in CVS  stores nationwide.

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