United Way of Broward County

Prevention, Addiction, Treatment & Recovery Experts Join Forces to Present Effective Models as Part of National Recovery Month

Claudia Bailly
September 27, 2012

Some of the brightest national and local experts addressing every aspect of addiction will convene this Friday, September 28, to address substance use disorders. A critical South Florida challenge, these issues will be thoroughly discussed in the “It Takes a Village: Addiction, Recovery & Community” Conference and Webinar.

“Each of us speaking at this conference represents a critical component needed to effectively reduce substance abuse,” stated Raymond G. Ferrero, III, Esq. and Executive Director of Health Affairs for Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professionals Division. “By combining expertise, we will deliver the most current models in place from local and national experts, to genuinely shift the tide to healthier and drug-free individuals, families and the society as a whole,” he added.

Among the topics to be discussed are:

  • The Latest Data on South Florida’s Drug & Alcohol Use Trends by NSU's Center for Study & Prevention of Substance Abuse
  • Community Prevention & Treatment Resources by the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse
  • Addiction and the Adult Brain: Implications for Adult Prevention & Treatment by Sierra Tucson and The Aspen Institute for Behavioral Assessment
  • Addiction and the Adolescent Brain: Implications for Adolescent Prevention & Treatment by Sierra Tucson and The Aspen Institute for Behavioral Assessment
  • The Workplace & Addiction: Actions Employers Can Take by Employee Assistance Program
  • Addiction & Behavioral Health Intervention  Resources for Professionals by PRN (Professionals Resource Network) & Florida Lawyers Assistance
  • Crisis Intervention, Treatment, Recovery & the Role of Florida Legal System: How Legal Intervention and Court Monitoring Can Provide Progressive Support for Effective Clinical Outcomes by Addiction Recovery Legal Services
  • Effective Intervention for Special Populations: Older Adults, Adolescents & VIPs by Intervention Specialties & The Treatment Solution

The event and webinar are sponsored by Nova Southeastern University, United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance, Sierra Tucson and The Aspen Institute for Behavioral Assessment (proud member of the CRC Health Group), and Addiction Recovery Legal Services.

To register for the webinar, please visit http://www.arlshelp.com/event-registration

Questions about this event can be directed to Gonzalo Cadima, United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse at 954-760-7007 or gcadima@unitedwaybroward.org

About National Recovery Month
National Recovery Month is a national initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  This year's Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery:  It's Worth It,” emphasizes that while the road to recovery may be difficult, the benefits of preventing and overcoming mental and substance use disorders are significant and valuable to individuals, families, and communities. The theme also highlights that people in recovery achieve healthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally, and contribute in positive ways to their communities. For more information about National Recovery Month, visit: http://recoverymonth.gov/.

About United Way of Broward Commission on Substance Abuse
Celebrating over 20 years in the community, UWBCCSA (www.unitedwaybroward.org) is a broad-based substance use/abuse coalition dedicated to empowering its diverse community to live healthy and drug-free. Its primary role is to serve as a coalition-building organization that brokers partnerships between federal, state and local agencies to foster, develop and enhance integrated counter-drug efforts throughout Broward County and to search for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance use/abuse.


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