The King of Prussia-based Recovery Centers of America has joined Facing Addiction as a key partner at the nonprofit’s Caucus for Addiction Solutions during this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The partnership speaks to Recovery Centers of America’s continued effort to advocate for the millions of individuals suffering from behavioral-health and substance-use disorders.
More than 45 million Americans are currently affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
Facing Addiction is working to make the event the largest caucus on addiction issues the conventions have ever seen, giving activists and organizations the opportunity to share their concerns with politicians and advocate for legislation related to addiction and recovery.
Robin Styer, regional director of business development and referral resources for Recovery Centers of America, will volunteer in the Recovery Wellness Room at the convention. She’ll be one of the key advocates offering guidance and resources for attendees seeking recovery and substance-use disorders treatment.
“As tireless advocates for addiction and recovery awareness, Recovery Centers of America was compelled to be part of Facing Addiction’s Caucus for Addiction Solutions,” Styer said. “We believe that addiction is a disease, and that treatment for recovery must be as accessible as treatment for asthma or cancers.
“We hope the Caucus for Addiction Solutions will call significant attention to the growing problem of addiction in the United States, and encourage our political leaders to take a stand, joining us in treating addicts with the respect and dignity they deserve as they face this terrible disease.”
Featured speakers at the Caucus include:
- Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
- Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
- Delaware Governor Jack Markell
- Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)
- New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray
- Philadelphia Commissioner of Behavioral Health Dr. Arthur Evans