After successfully addressing his own struggles with substance abuse, Dave Marlon realized that he was uniquely suited to help others confronting addiction. Today the 30-year Las Vegas resident is a licensed Interventionist as well as an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Supervisor.
Dave’s peers have consistently recognized him as a leader in his field. He founded Solutions Recovery, one of the most successful addiction recovery centers in the country. He is the President of the Southern Nevada Association of Addiction Professionals (SNAAP) and has been recognized as a graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas program, with the Mayor’s Commendation, receiving the Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada’s Vanguard Award. Dave’s work in the recovery sector earned him the Inspired Excellence Award from Las Vegas HEALS.
Dave founded VegasStronger, The CARE Coalition and The Solutions Foundation, all which combat substance abuse in Nevada and help to raise awareness about addictive behavior and its consequences. In addition, Dave helped establish Mission High School in Las Vegas, the first public recovery high school in the nation, and he serves on the Mission Advisory Committee, helping to champion the fight against the opiate epidemic. Dave is also the Chief Executive Officer of Crossroads of Southern Nevada, an indigent detox and housing facility.
Dave earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the State University of New York and holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Counseling from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dave is currently pursuing his Doctorate degree in psychology at Walden University. Dave serves on the board of HELP of Southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, and is the board chairman of Nevada Donor Network Foundation, Serving Our Kids Foundation, and the UNLV Soccer Foundation. He served on the governors’ (NV) Substance Abuse Working Group, and he received the Sen. Harold E. Hughes Advocate of the Year Award from NAADAC (National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors), a national association for addiction professionals, in 2018. Altogether, Dave has more than 30 years of health care experience in both recovery and insurance.
An alpine mountaineer, a triathlete and an amateur boxer, Dave is married to Carolina and has 2 sons, Owen and Tristan.