With Recovery Month upon us, our movement is packed with exciting events across the country. Recovery is a reality! The Facing Addiction team has highlighted a few specific events that are coming up over the next several weeks - we hope you can take advantage of these tremendous opportunities!
Join the FED UP! Rally in Washington DC.
LAP New York City Chapter member Jennifer Lipack is in training to run the New York City Marathon on November 6 as part of a nine-member team. Read The Island Now feature article to learn more about Jennifer's amazing story.
The YouTube video version of the newly released LAP History DVD is now available online at https://youtu.be/nt4HBRcFsJA for personal viewing or download. It is also available for viewing on the LAP National website main page.
The 2016 LAP School - Introduction to Labor Assistance Professionals: Programs to Approach Workplace Problems is scheduled for September 25-30, 2016, at the Conference Center at Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090.
Mickey Diamond was a member of the LAP New York City chapter and an early pioneer in the development of union-based occupational alcohol programs in the workplace. The LAP organization honors him each year with a presentation of the "Mickey Diamond" award to a deserving LAP member at the summer conference.
"Mickey Diamond was not only a leader, but an innovator in the world of alcohol treatment programs in the workplace. In this interview he gives the viewer a small glimpse of his life story and into what it was like to be in the field in the early years of Employee Assistance Programs. Mickey died less than a month after this interview, he is sorely missed." - ILR School, Cornell University
Facing Addiction Advocacy Agenda: Every 4 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from an overdose or alcohol-related cause – the equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every day with no survivors.
• 22 million Americans are suffering
• 23 million more are in recovery
• 1 in 3 households are directly impacted
Organizations that make up the Facing Addiction Action Network represent diverse areas of interest across the spectrum of substance use and addiction issues. From recovery community organizations to family advocacy groups, prevention and education networks, public health agencies, labor partners, faith leaders and many more, we will all work together to execute the following action agenda and promote real solutions to the addiction crisis.
We hope you’ll join us as we work to shift public perception, tackle stigma and offer real solutions to our nation’s most urgentCapitol Hill Advocacy Day Breakfast in the Cannon Office Building with advocate training session and advocates in meetings/traveling groups around the Hill Monday, Oct. 5, 20015 in Washington including Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH; Sen Chuck Grassley, R-IA; Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI; Sen. Ed Markey, D-MA; Sen. Sheldon Manchin, R-W VA, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH. (Sharon Farmer/sfphotoworks) health crises. Click on the image to view the action agenda.