Congratulations to the Oregon Ducks

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: "Half measures availed us nothing, We stood at the turning point.  We asked God’s protection and care with complete abandon." (page 59)

The question that I think of as I read this passage that was written by Bill Wilson in 1935 is this: Why would someone pen these words?  My answer is three fold.

1) The author must himself have experienced that in order to quit drinking and have success in sobriety one must not have any reservations by thinking I can "moderate" my drinking.

2) The author realized that this is the turning point that one must choose in one's recovery.

3) The author has experienced that in order to have success in one's recovery one must ask God for direction and care, leaving no choice for other paths to follow.

The Bible says, "“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing!  ISAIAH 43:18

This past college football season I have followed the Oregon Ducks as well as the Oregon State Beavers (what can I tell you-I root for both).  Anyway, one thing that I have observed is that in order to have success in one's endeavors, one must either be totally committed to the project at hand, or else in time suffer the consequences.  We see this in the realms of addiction recovery.  We see how although the lives we are attempting to change through personalized one on one recovery coaching want to live a clean and sober life, we see also that socializing with old friends within the old environment will usually produce old behavior.  In a recent interview, Oregon Ducks Quarterback Marcus Mariota was quoted as saying:


“Going ‘All In’ for God is glorifying Him with the abilities He’s given us and shining our light for Him.”
- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota

So in closing, if you find yourself reading this and struggling personally within your recovery program or perhaps know of someone that is need of support, please consider contacting us at the Foundations for Recovery and together we can help you establish a game plan that will produce a "new" way of living.

Executive Director

Douglas Gould

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Oregon Voters pass Measure 91



What we will be producing is a generation of young people who in time will be emotionally crippled adults not knowing how to cope with life’s everyday struggles.  We are living in a nation that, instead of showing young people how to cope with life's expectations and emotions they are teaching them to look for ways to self-medicate.  We should be teaching our young people that experiencing emotions and processing them the correct way is of much greater benefit for growth than covering their painful feelings with drugs.

What this law will accomplish in the long-term is to produce a country full of adults who are not equipped to handle anxiety, panic episodes, depression and many more emotional problems.

The majority of participants of the Foundations for Recovery program have claimed that smoking marijuana has been the entry point to seeking out other mind altering substances.  At the Foundations for Recovery it is our position that this is a “Bad Idea for Oregon.”

If you would like more information about our program, please contact me at 541-245-4673 (HOPE).


Douglas Gould

Executive Director

Foundations for Recovery

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Come join us for a free informational luncheon about FFR and our NEW programs for 2015!

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Join us for our First Annual Drive Out Drugs Recovery Fair

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Help Us Bring Hope And Freedom To Our Community

Dear Friends of the Foundation.

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I wanted to take this time to let you know that some exciting events are being planned through the services provided by the Foundations for Recovery as you can tell by the attached festival flyer.

The Foundations for Recovery was originally incorporate in May of 2011 as a 501 3 (c) non-profit agency that provides peer support services through the unique approach of personalized one on one recovery coaching. We are primarily funded through community support such as businesses, churches and people like you within Jackson County.

The Foundations for Recovery has received a small grant funding through Crater High School to hold a festival type fair to bring to our community a "positive face on recovery". This fair that will include music, food and other vendors in the recovery community will be the catalyst that promotes a new division within FFR. That new program consist of now offering peer mentoring recovery coaching to the youth (ages 11-17) of our community. But we need your help. Will you first and foremost take the time and keep us in prayer, secondly if you feel led to make a one time donation for the event or become a sponsor or perhaps become a monthly donor I know that your gift will be extended to so many.

Thanks again for allowing me this opportunity in taking the message of Hope to those who are seeking freedom from addiction. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the offices of FFR at 541-245-HOPE (4673)

Thank you,

Doug Gould (Executive Director)

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Foundations for Recovery – Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Hey Friends, Do you want an easier way to support the Foundations for Recovery?  Well our good friends at Fred Meyer have recognized FFR’s commitment to the community of changing lives through peer mentoring recovery coaching.  This means every time you shop at Fred Meyer we at FFR will be rewarded.  Simply follow the instructions below and link up your card with us today!

1)   2) sign in (if you do not have an account, set one up  3) once you have signed in click on "community rewards"
4) click on "link rewards card now"  5) in the drop down box--insert our FFR # 94650  6) hit enter---then begin to shop for all your personal needs....

On behalf of all our volunteers and the lives we are touching....Thank You!

Doug Gould - Executive Director rewards


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So many different walks of life……In American every 60 minutes 5 people die from drug related overdose!

faces of changeDear Friends,

When you or a family member is suffering from addiction, where do you turn? If you’re like most in our community we sometimes do not have an answer but simply attempt to inform the individual to seek treatment. But what type of treatment? If you are like some in our community lately you will refer them to the Foundations for Recovery. Why?

Because you know you will receive the absolute best possible care and concern from one of your 27 volunteer recovery coaches. And you also know that you’ll be treated like a real person, by dedicated, compassionate professionals in a warm and caring environment, without the ridicule or shame that sometimes coincides with addiction.

This past year your contributions have helped make Foundations for Recovery the leading regional drug & alcohol prevention agency that it is. We are so grateful to you for supporting our committed team of peer mentors.

Thanks to you, our recovery coaches have touched the lives of hundreds in our community this past two years since opening our doors in November of 2011. Whether faced with an urgent need such as recovery, housing, clothing, employment or food, your donation has helped us to reach out in so many ways. The Foundations for Recovery is your recovery organization and we serve you and your loved ones-to provide hope, healing and recovery.

In this uncertain economic time, the Foundation counts on your support-now more than ever. Your gift is extremely important to the Foundations for Recovery because it provides resources that make an immediate impact that will help us through these interesting and tough times.

Your gift of $ 25, $ 50, $100, $ 200 or $ 1000 can make all the difference….to our clients, our counselors, our recovery coaches, our material needs and to everyone here who works to serve you.

As addiction advances and spreads through our community, the Foundations for Recovery is committed to staying on the cutting edge-for you, for your loved ones, for every person in our community. Please help to make this possible with your contribution. Your donation will make a world of difference. I promise you.

Thank you so much for your help.


Douglas Gould-Executive Director

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25 with $ 25 Giving Campaign


25 donors

The Foundations for Recovery in order to continue to provide the best in drug & alcohol peer mentoring one on one recovery coaching MUST MOVE TO A LARGER OFFICE! Here's how you can HELP! In the next 4 weeks I am calling on all my friends, family and those in the faith community to join with us by becoming a 25 with $ 25 monthly donor. Just think about this for a moment....(that's .83 cents a day) to help sponsor a life that has been beaten, battered and bruised by addiction so that they can obtain a personal recovery coach. If you need more information about the Foundations for Recovery we have seat available at our next "Shining the Light" Dinner which will be this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Sunrise Cafe. PLEASE visit our website and make your online recurring monthly pledge TODAY at or by calling us at 541-245-4673 (HOPE). Thanks again for being a friend of the Foundation and together we can be a part of this great cause of transforming a life here in Jackson County.


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Oregon leads nation in prescription drug abuse
Posted on January 25, 2013 by Erin Marie Daly

The latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health has found that Oregon leads the nation in abuse of prescription drugs. According to the survey, 6.37% of Oregonians 12 years and older used painkillers for a non-medical purpose in the past year. The lowest rate was found in Iowa, where 3.6% of residents were reported to have abused painkillers.

Of the ten states with the highest rates of past year non-medical use of prescription pain relievers in 2010 and 2011, seven were in the West; of the ten states with the lowest rates, four were in the Midwest, and four were in the South, the report found.

Nationally, the abuse rate of prescription painkillers was 4.6%.

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April 18th “Shining the Light Dinner”

April 2013 STLD


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