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News & Events

Reps. James Sensenbrenner and Dave Joyce Join Tim Ryan and Paul Tonko in Co-Chairing the Caucus

Washington, DC – Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Dave Joyce (R-OH) announces new Co-Chairs of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus. Rep. Sensenbrenner is the new Republican Co-Chair and Rep. Joyce is the new Republican Vice-Chair – Rep. Ryan remains the Democratic Co-Chair and Rep. Tonko remains as the Democratic Vice-Chair. This important Caucus works to educate and raise awareness among lawmakers about addiction prevention, treatment and substance abuse.

In 2008, Granfield and Cloud defined recovery capital as “the sum total of one's resources that can be brought to bear on the initiation and maintenance of substance use cessation.” These authors discussed the four component parts of recovery capital as social, human, physical and cultural. They also introduced the idea of “negative recovery capital” to indicate that certain circumstances (a significant history of mental health problems, a history of engagement with the criminal justice system, older age and female gender) constitute barriers to recovery.

It's such a pleasure to have Patty McCarthy Metcalf, MS, Executive Director of Faces and Voices of Recovery on the phone with me today. Patty's professional experience covers the spectrum of prevention, treatment and recovery. She's worked in substance abuse prevention. She's worked with the Vermont Department of Health as a child and family clinician, with a community based mental health center there, and she holds a master’s degree in community counselling and a bachelor's in business administration. Thank you so much Patty, for joining us at Serene Scene Magazine today.