Recovery in the United States: Past, Present, and Future
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Recovery is not simply a 30-day inpatient program or a monthly trip to a clinic: it is a long-term coordinated effort on the part of the individual and the community. This program will look back on some of the successes the recovery movement has enjoyed as well as current policy initiatives to increase and enhance treatment services. It will also look forward, focusing on what remains to be done to ensure that all persons with a substance abuse and/or mental health condition get the sustained, comprehensive treatment they need.
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).