On October 4, 2015, a transformative event took place in Washington, DC that ignited a movement to address addiction, which is one of the most pressing health issues of our time. NFAR-ATTC staff attended the Unite to Face Addiction Rally, along with students and faculty from the University of Nevada, Reno’s (UNR) Nevada Recovery and Prevention (NRAP), and staff members from NFAR’s parent organization, the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT). Brendan Gault, a UNR student in recovery and NRAP member, reflected on what it was like for him to be among the thousands of people who attended the event…
“There was something magical about the fact that so many people showed up to stand up for the rights of recovering addicts.”
Dr. Gary Fisher, founder of CASAT and the first PI/Project Director for the Mountain West ATTC, also attended the Rally and shared his experience from a personal and political perspective…
“We old-timers didn’t do this; a younger generation of recovering individuals would not accept the status quo. They are proud of their recovery status, they won’t accept discrimination, and they demand recognition.”
To read more about Brendan and Dr. Fisher's experiences, please visit the ATTC/NIATx Service Improvement Blog.
*The University of Nevada, Reno’s Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) is the parent organization for NFAR-ATTC and NRAP.*
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