Based on a curriculum developed by Faces & Voices of Recovery, this training empowers recovery advocates to speak confidently about the science behind Addiction and Recovery in their community education efforts, personal advocacy and policy advocacy.
Science shows us that addiction is preventable, that treatment is effective, and that long-term recovery is a reality for over 25 million Americans.
This training explains addiction as a brain disease and demonstrates the brain’s remarkable ability to adapt, heal and change in recovery.
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in understanding the science of addiction regarding the brain. It is beneficial as a community event to start a discussion about recovery and the importance of sustainability, as well as a retreat-like format as an all-day event.
The training is also offered as a 6 hour course for participants to receive 6 credit hours approved by OASAS, NYCB and NYCA.
- Law enforcement
- Schools and universities
- Parent and family groups
- Faith-based community
- Health care providers
- Housing agencies
- Child welfare agencies
- Recovery support