Webinar: The Opioid Crisis, Affordable Care Act, State Initiatives, and National Developments
- Date Recorded: September 14, 2017
- Presenters:Dave Sheridan and Jason Howell
- Length: a little over 1 hour and 8 minutes
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- Price: $50.00 (Members receive 15% discount)
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The opioid crisis has prompted many to reconsider the extent and effectiveness of our system for addressing addiction. Last year Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which provides states with funding for a range of services targeting the crisis. Recovery housing is one of the services authorized under Cures. Recently the National Council for Behavioral Health sent a letter to the heads of all state addiction agencies recommending that they apply some of their new funding to the support of recovery housing systems in their state that have adopted national best practices. The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) is cited in the letter as the preferred best practice standard, and also supports affiliates in many states hard hit by the opioid crisis.
This webinar covers how recovery housing has grown and changed in recent years to become a significant element in the addiction treatment and recovery support field. Topics include emerging state regulatory approaches, service coordination models, reimbursement issues, and other factors that have contributed to the changing landscape for residential addiction and recovery services.
Recovery residences have been part of the addiction recovery landscape for a very long time, and predate residential addiction treatment facilities by many decades. In recent years, they have entered the mainstream of addiction recovery services as the number of residences and variety of service offerings have increased in most parts of the country. Although progress has been uneven, recovery residences are also becoming integrated into larger health care and human service systems. Several factors have come together in recent years to fuel this growth and change. Most recently, the ongoing opioid crisis has focused attention on the need for more safe and recovery-supportive housing.
Dave Sheridan currently serves as President of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences. He is a national speaker and writer with a primary focus on the development and operation of statewide recovery housing systems. He is also an advocate and resource on fair housing issues.
His professional background is in institutional investments, and he currently advises mid-size companies on matters including asset management, capital structure, business combinations, new venture financing and business planning.
His behavioral health industry experience includes CFO and COO positions with a prominent Southern California provider. Dave also serves on the board of the Chandler Lodge Foundation in North Hollywood, California.
Jason Howell is a person in long-term recovery from mental health and substance use issues and has an MBA from Texas A&M University. Howell is the Executive Director of RecoveryPeople, a nonprofit in Texas that support peer recovery from substance use and related mental health. In that role, he oversees the Texas Recovery Oriented Housing Network, which is the state Affiliate of the National Alliance of Recovery Residences. Howell sits on the Texas Behavioral Health Advisory Council as well as the Board of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR).