This weekend in Easton, Maryland, Open Society Institute’s Addiction and Health Equity team hosted its second Advocacy and Leadership Training for people with lived experience with addiction. The first training took place last month in Frederick.
The trainings are intended to help build the field of advocates around the state and increase the representation of people with lived experience with addiction in policy conversations. The agenda included sessions on “The Science of Substance Use and Effective Treatment,” by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Dr. Maggie Sweeney, “An Introduction to Harm Reduction” and “The War on Drugs – History and Ongoing Effects,” both from members of OSI grantee Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition, and “Advocacy ABCs,” by Carlos Hardy and Susan Pompa of National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency – Maryland.
There will be more trainings in 2019. Please contact Michael Camlin in OSI’s Addiction and Health Equity for more information.