The Role of Faith- and Community-Based Systems in Addiction Treatment and Recovery
Wednesday, August 4, 2004
Invited Panelists: Charles G. Curie, Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Dalimarie Perez, Senior Program Manager – Latino Program, Robert Wood Johnson Fellow, CFC - Restart Substance Abuse Services; Melanise Frederick, Assistant Director, Crossroad Outreach Ministry; and Rebecca Rees Dummermuth, Associate Director for Legal Affairs, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI)
Program Abstract: The beneficial role that faith and spirituality play in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and in programs designed to treat and promote recovery from alcohol and drug use and mental disorders has long been acknowledged. This program will explore the critical part played by faith- and community-based systems and provide useful tips on what works and how you and your organization can get involved.
Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)