Find Updates on our Four Pillars of Strength
The 4 Pillars of FTR
Look for updates on our "Four Pillars" each month:  Exercise, Nutrition, Community Service, and Artistic Expression. Using these elements, FTR members grow strong. Comments? Suggestions? Contact newsletter editor Sarah Kappos at 
Service:   Recovery Day 2017

In the spirit of fitness and connection, FTR is hosting the walk at Recovery Day. We will be honored to have thousands walk with us through downtown Salt Lake City in support of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Live bands, dignitaries from the national recovery movement, public officials, persons in recovery, families, community supporters, and friends of recovery will join the celebration.  At FTR we bring people together, and we couldn't be more thrilled to serve on this important day. More details on the  Facebook Event Page  and at USARA's website .  To register for the walk, go to:   National Rally for Recovery Day

The Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA) will host the National Rally for Recovery to be held on September 9, 2017. It will serve as the culmination of the many activities that take place during Recovery Month in September. Every September, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) promotes Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use issues and celebrate communities. Salt Lake City, Utah has been selected as the national hub site for the Faces and Voices of Recovery and SAMHSA Recovery Month Rally!

Community Service Pillar head Rachel Santizo has been working on a presentation for the event.  The title is "I am not a stereotype"  These brave performers take the stage at 11:45 am. Rachel herself, along with Benjamin Bilderback, JD Gibson, Liz Allen, Darci Collings, Todd Hansen, Carlos Ortiz, Jill Beard, Poet and Ian Acker. They will be breaking through stigmas and walking through their own mental barriers by making their voices heard.  
Fitness:  TSC Training and Kickball Tournament 
The Tactical Strength Challenge is precisely that:  a challenge.  At FTR we believe working together to meet challenges brings us together.  

"When I trained for the TSC I became stronger because the people I trained with believed I could do things I didn't know I was capable of.  I met my goal and did 15 strict pull-ups!"
 ~Sarah Kappos FTR member

Our new Lead Trainer Frank Young will be teaching a TSC class on Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. It is open to anyone at any fitness level.  We will work on the deadlift, pull-ups and kettlebell snatches.

We also believ e in community building through sports. FTR and M olina Health are hosting a kickball tournament
Saturday September 23 9 am-7 pm & 
Sunday 24 th 9 am-1 pm at Sugarhouse Park Diamond.

Various treatme nt centers a nd FTR members will be forming teams to c ompete for the trophy.  T-shirts are pr ovided for each team and food will be available at the event. It will be a great way to  come together, be active, and have fun!   Anyone can sign up to play!   $150 fee per team; 10 players Co-ed; at l east 4 must be girls.   Contact Georgia Gregersen to sign your team up.  Facebook Kickball Event Page
Nutrition/Food To Recover:

Chopped Champs! 
Renaissance Ranch and FTR members squeezed into the kitchen last month to watch FTR members/professional chefs, Chris Henry and Tanner Freed battle it out! "Sous chefs" from the crowd assisted chefs as they were given a "Mystery basket" of ingredients for 2 rounds of 30 minutes each to prepare a delicious dish! Celebrity judges carefully tasted and rated each dish based on presentation, creativity, and overall taste. Both chefs produced incredibly delicious and healthy meals with wacky ingredients like canned chicken, cactus leaf, pineapple tomatillos, and raisins. A big congratulations to Tanner Freed and Sous chef Nicole Cavallaro for their victory!
Community Meal Prep:
Last month FTR members brought their share of healthy ingredients and came together to cook 5 different healthy recipes utilizing similar ingredients to keep them nourished and energized throughout their week. Look for Community Meal prep this month on Tuesday September 12th, 5:30-7pm; and Tuesday September 26th, 5:30-7pm.
FTR September Guest Chef:
Don't miss an evening with Billy Sotello, the Chef from La Caille Restaurant, an upscale French restaurant in Sandy, who will be teaching us a few of his garden-inspired recipes he likes to use in his kitchen! Tuesday, September 19th from 5:30-7pm!
For recipes, pictures, and other foodie fun, visit the Food2Recover blog:  
Creative Arts: Fall Classes Begin

School is in session and we have new classes at FTR too!  Due  to popular demand, we will be hosting a 6 week session of painting class
es.  Paint Nite is great, and it gives you an appetite for painting. Now you have the chance to build skills.   Art 101 includes basic instruction of drawing, compostion, value, color and various painting techniques.  Class size is limited to 8 people per session so the instructor can give one on one attention.
Sign up and pay today to reserve your spot!
Cost: $80 includes supplies and donation to FTR for further Creative Expression classes.

River Writing  is FTR's most popular Creative Expression class.  Our fall session starts  September 22nd.   It will fill up fast!
Sign up Via Mind/Body or see Georgia in the office at FTR
Feel free to call Instructor Sarah Kappos with questions (801) 577-6266

Mix & Match your FTR Pillars

In one year, FTR has doubled the number of treatment centers it serves from six to 12. What's most exciting, in addition to serving more people in recovery, is that our treatment partners are mixing and matching pillars that work best for them. Some are exercise only; some combine exercise and nutrition; some choose exercise and art. There are any number of ways treatment centers and sober living houses can involve their clients in our safe, active, healthy community. Contact Georgia Gregersen for our menu of services!
 Cold Creek Behavioral Health (Exercise + Nutrition) - Turning Point Centers (Exercise) - Salt Lake Behavioral Health's Strong Hope (Veterans Group; Exercise) - Ascend Recovery (Exercise) - Salt Lake County Youth Services (At-risk Youth, All Pillars) - Odyssey House (Exercise) - Recovery Ways (Memberships) - Balance House (Exercise + Art) - Renaissance Ranch Treatment Centers (Exercise + Art) - Brighton Recovery Center (Exercise + Nutrition) - and Acqua Treatment (Exercise+ Art). We are also providing free exercise, nutrition and art services to The Haven, a nonprofit county treatment program, through a grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Utah.
MISSION: FTR's mission is to help individuals maintain long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol through exercise, food and nutrition, creative arts, and community service in a safe, supportive, aspirational and positive environment.

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Special thanks to our Champion donors:
The George S. and Dolores D. Eccles Foundation
The Sorenson Legacy Foundation
The Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation
Episcopal Diocese of Utah
Intermountain Healthcare
Val and Edith Green Foundation
Larry H. Miller Charities
Nicholas Zurn Scholarship Fund
Utah Medical Association
The Wheeler Foundation
United Way of Salt Lake
Zions Bank  
And to our Recovery Partners!
Acqua Recovery - Ascend Recovery  - Balance House - Brighton Recovery - Cold Creek Behavioral Health - The Haven - Odyssey House - Recovery Ways - Renaissance Ranch Treatment Centers - Turning Point - Salt Lake County Youth Services - Strong Hope/Salt Lake Behavioral Health