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Today's Recovery Movement: Remembering the Past and Planning for the Future

Invited Panelists: John de Miranda, Executive Director, National Association on Alcohol, Drugs and Disability, Inc.; Samantha-Hope Atkins, Founder/Executive Director, Hope Networks/We Recover; Pat Taylor, Campaign Coordinator, Faces and Voices of Recovery; and Deirdre Drohan Forbes, Board Member, National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence/Westchester Inc. (NCADD).

Program Abstract: According to a survey sponsored by the Faces and Voices of Recovery, addictions to alcohol or illicit drugs have affected the lives of a majority of Americans. Sixty-three percent of respondents reported that alcohol and drug addictions had some or a large impact on their lives. More than one-third of Americans know someone who is in recovery from addiction. Experts say this awareness reflects, to a great extent, the progress made by individuals in recovery and treatment advocates to dispel the stigma associated with addiction and to encourage people to speak out about their own recovery. This program will examine how the recovery movement has changed over time and look ahead to the movement's future, spotlighting the public's opinions regarding addiction and treatment as well as the laws, policies, and attitudes that affect recovery.

Panel photograph Charles Curie Panel photograph A Kathryn Powers

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)>

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