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eNewsletter - May 3, 2012
We will be honoring Lisa Mojer-Torres' life and work on June 27th with an award to Jeff Blodgett. Bill White interviewed Jeff recently, Reflections on the Alliance Project and the 2001 Recovery Summit: An Interview with Jeff Blodgett. Read more about the Summit and listen to the recovery stories of Summit attendees.
The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) honored Lisa's advocacy work at their April 2012 conference, "Recovery for Patients, Families and Communities" with a session dedicated to recovery-oriented medication assistance. You can listen to the session and follow along with presentations from Bill White and Carol McDaid.
Check out Recovery Voices Count videos from Minnesota Recovery Connection and RICARES (Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts) on our Recovery Voices Count pages. We'll be releasing some new buttons for the 2012 Recovery Voices Count campaign soon.
Are you, or are you interested in being a delegate to the Democratic or Republican National conventions? Faces & Voices is working with allied organizations to set up Recovery/Wellness rooms at the conventions. Please let us know if you will be there!
Call for Nominations
Faces & Voices Board of Directors' nominating committee is calling for nominations for board service. The deadline for applications is May 11, 2012. All applicants must be able to attend the annual board retreat from June 28 - 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. Application materials are now available.
Young People in Recovery
Our Stories Have Power. We're very excited to release video vignettes from young people talking about what their lives are like today in recovery. They are living proof of the reality of recovery. They are among the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. You can share your story here.
Community Listening Forums in Hartford, CT and Los Angeles, CA
Join us on May 19, 2012 for our Community Listening Forum: Young People in Recovery in Hartford, CT. Registration is now open. The last Listening Forum will be in Los Angeles, CA on June 9, 2012 for our Community Listening Forum on Recovery Housing and Residences in Los Angeles,CA. Registration is now open.
The Ramstad-Kennedy Annual Award for Outstanding Leadership by a Single State Authority is an annual award given by the Recovery Month Planning Partners. Nominations are due by June 1, 2012. The application is here.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched a new Health Insurance Enrollment web page. It's a great resource, including state-level information here.
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) is looking for a full-time Recovery Community Center Manager to manage the daily operations in the Hartford Recovery Community Center and coordinate recovery support services.