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Clinton School hosts panel on substance abuse treatment

Submitted by Melissa Ibbotson on April 8, 2012 – 1:38 pmOne Comment

Results of a 2008 addiction treatment initiative will be announced during a panel Friday, April 6, at the Clinton School of Public Service. The even will be from noon to 1 p.m.

The panel discussion will present a report titled “Addiction treatment and long-term recovery in Arkansas: Just say yes!” The report is the result of Arkansas’s participation in the national program, Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap.

The report will highlight how the initiative has been successful in closing the treatment gap, as well as the problems the state faces in making sure Arkansans have treatment services.

The panel will be made up of Casey Bright, president of the Arkansas Substance Abuse Providers Association; Jennifer Gallaher, director of the Division of Behavorial Health Services for the Arkansas Department of Human Services; Paul Kelly, senior policy analyst at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families; and Rep. Kathy Webb, member of the Arkansas House of Representatives and member of the Task Force on Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Cynthia Crone, director of health benefits exchange planning at the Arkansas Insurance Department, will moderate.

For more information or to reserve seats, call 501-683-5239.

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