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Curation with occasional commentary by Jeremiah Gardner
🎟️ REGISTER: We invite you to join us — in-person or virtually — for Breaking the Stigma and Ending the Addiction Cycle: Critical Steps for States, Counties & Tribes, on Tuesday, May 17th at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Our own Emily Piper will be a panelist and assisted with planning the free event, which presents an opportunity for policymakers and voices from across the country to share critical information, resources and best practices. Register now
📺 WATCH: In the new episode of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Your Fantastic Mind series, Hazelden Betty Ford’s William C. Moyers shares his recovery story in an excellent segment about the role the faith community is playing in educating religious leaders on addiction and mental health. In the powerful segment, William returns with host Jaye Watson to the site where his recovery began. The piece also features former Hazelden board chair Carol Pine and friends including Christian Thrasher from the Clinton Foundation and Rabbi Eliyahu Schusterman. Watch now
📺 WATCH: We were honored to have North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Burgum speak at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies’ commencement. She shared inspirational remarks about her own recovery and the impact the graduates will have on lives like hers for years to come. Several students and faculty members spoke passionately as well. Watch the recording (the First Lady’s address begins at 58min).
📕 READ: Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah has launched a nationwide collaborative effort to eliminate mental health and substance use disorder stigma.
📕 READ: The travel industry is serving more alcohol-free drinks.
📕 READ: Check out the addiction treatment leaders who are getting awards at this weekend’s NAATP conference in San Diego.
📕 READ: Students at the University of Washington Bothell School of Business published an interesting interview with our friend Christopher Poulos, director of person-centered services at the Washington State Department of Corrections.
📕 READ: It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to reflect on and provide support to the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions.
📕 READ: Two new blog posts from the great William White: Research About Recovery by People in Recovery and A Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care Case Study: Hancock County, OH.
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Jeremiah Gardner is director of communications and public affairs for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.