Egg Harbor Township, N.J. – Please join us as LaughMD Recovery sponsors the Hope Exists Foundation Gala on September 21, 2022, at 132 Bonita Drive, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, 08234.
Atlantic City is faced with a public health crisis as it relates to opioid addiction and drug-related deaths. In 2021, 6,881 individuals sought help for drug and alcohol abuse in Atlantic County; 3,461 of whom consider Atlantic County their home.
According to the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, about 10 percent of people with a substance use disorder receive any type of specialty treatment.
That means that of the 274,966 residents of Atlantic County, 34,610 suffer from a substance use disorder, and 31,149 don’t have access to treatment or the resources to access the help they need.
Sheriff Eric Scheffler formed the Hope Exists Foundation to help fund and support his Hope One Mobile Outreach Project. Immediately after taking office in 2017, he saw the need for direct services for those individuals suffering from mental health and substance use disorders.
The unit goes into various communities of Atlantic County to meet individuals where they are and connect them to treatment. The program has worked diligently to remove service gaps and barriers that sometimes prevent an individual from succeeding in recovery.
Hope One has already connected more than 3,600 individuals to treatment and many other services. The foundation continues to adapt and evolve, identifying the community’s needs and providing the necessary resources for empowerment. The Hope Exists Foundation is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values.
LaughMD Recovery is a technology company that helps substance abuse treatment programs and facilities enhance their clinical programs, keep clients engaged in treatment, and improve clients’ quality of care. In conjunction with standard treatment techniques, LaughMD Recovery uses comedy videos in addiction recovery programs as therapeutic care.
“By embracing laughter, inspirational content, music, and the arts, substance abuse treatment facilities are motivated to lean into the LaughMD Recovery business model because it adds value to their clinical program. Our futuristic digital transformation solution solves problems and saves lives. We benefit all stakeholders within the recovery ecosystem,” said Robert Tisdale, founder and CEO of LaughMD Recovery.
The Hope Exists Foundation plans to integrate LaughMD Recovery with their mobile outreach units to enhance their ability to connect with more suffering individuals and enable them to get the help they need.
Your sponsorship and support will help us continue the incredible work that our team does for the community. We thank you in advance and hope to see you at the event!
Atlantic County Sheriff’s Foundation “Hope Exists” is a section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The foundation supports efforts to improve police/community relations. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. (EIN # 82-5432194)
Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2016). Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed tables. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.