Record rates of overdose deaths involving fentanyl, along with the persistent issue of alcohol use disorder, demand a multi-faceted policy approach. Social determinants, such as housing, and expanded access to medications for substance use disorder are part of effective, long-term solutions. National standards for recovery housing, along with protecting the rights of individuals under the law, are central to facilitating a needed societal shift and maximizing opportunities for people with substance use disorder.

Recognizing the central role that housing plays in improving outcomes for people with substance use disorder, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently issued Best Practices for Recovery Housing. In addition, the U.S. Department of Justice is protecting the rights of individuals with substance use disorder afforded under the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please join the O’Neill Institute’s Addiction and Public Policy Initiative for a timely virtual conversation on the current state of recovery housing and opportunities for improving recovery housing in the United States. The panelists will discuss efforts at the state and federal levels to improve access to quality housing for people in recovery from substance use disorder.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Opening Remarks: Regina LaBelle, J.D., Director, Addiction and Public Policy Initiative, O’Neill Institute

Speakers:

  • Dona Dmitrovic, M.H.S., Senior Advisor, Office of Recovery, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Gregory Dorchak, Ph.D., J.D., Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Rights Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts
  • Lissa Franklin, B.A., Founder, Lissa Franklin and Associates

Moderated by: Madison Fields, J.D., Fellow, Addiction and Public Policy Initiative, O’Neill Institute

This virtual event will be live captioned. A captioned version of this presentation will also be made available shortly by November 14, 2023, at the O’Neill Institute’s YouTube page.

Issues

Substance Use Disorder

Related Initiatives

Addiction and Public Policy

Related Projects

The Americans with Disabilities Act and Substance Use Disorder

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