Monthly Meetings

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Join us on

February 22, 2017
11:30 am – Networking
12:00 pm – Program

Cornerstone Assistance Network
3500 Noble Avenue
Fort Worth,TX 76111
Phone: 817-632-6000

 

Special thanks to our lunch sponsor!

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Program

Advocation in 2017 for Addiction, Treatment and Recovery

Objectives:
1) identify key legislative issues for 2017 in Texas
2) discuss advocacy opportunities in the local districts
3) Relate advocacy to a counselors professional responsibility

Big Pharma is doing it. Insurance companies are doing it. Marijuana activists are doing it. Are you doing it? Our state legislators make the laws that impact the work we do in addiction treatment – yet, generally speaking, they know very little, if anything, about what we do. We can educate them or we can leave that to chance, or worse, the pharmaceutical companies, insurance lobbyists, and pro marijuana folks! We CAN make an impact but we MUST engage in the process. This workshop will discuss the laws that Texas legislators will make decisions about in 2017 and how you can get involved to make sure they know what is important to us – those who are in recovery and/or those who provide services to those seeking recovery.

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Presenter

Sherri Layton, LCDC, CCS

Outpatient Services Administrator

La Hacienda Treatment Center

Sherri Layton, LCDC, CCS began working in addiction treatment in 1977 and has worked for La Hacienda Treatment Center since 1992. She currently manages their outpatient, continuing care, and alumni services, coordinates La Hacienda’s legislative involvement on the state and national level, and oversees staff training. She frequently speaks on topics related to clinical supervision, advocacy, and leadership. Sherri has served on NAADAC’s Public Policy Committee since 2008 and is currently co-chair. She also serves on the Legislative Committee for the Association of Substance Abuse Programs – Texas. Sherri has a BA in Psychology and completed an MBA with an emphasis on leadership in 2009.