Navigation Links
4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, and Dr. Barry Karlin, Nation's #1 Drug Treatment Provider, to Spearhead Drug Treatment WVA Advocacy Day Feb 13-14; 142,000 Need, Don't Get Treatment in State
Date:2/8/2008

WILL JOIN GOVERNOR AT RECEPTION 5:30 PM WED., FEB. 13 AT MARRIOTT, ADDRESS LEGISLATORS 8:30 AM THURS., FEB. 14 IN HOUSE CHAMBER

WVAADC, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS, AND CRC HEALTH GROUP CEO DR. BARRY KARLIN TO JOIN

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (ret.), the former White House Drug Czar and now West Point Professor and terrorism/drug policy expert in the national media, will spearhead a Feb. 13-14 West Virginia Advocacy Action Day to spotlight the need for additional drug and alcohol treatment, conducted safely and effectively. According to McCaffrey, there is an enormous "treatment gap" across the nation in which 142,000 West Virginians and 21 million Americans "need but are not receiving treatment," in figures reported by HHS. In addition, teen abuse of addictive prescription drugs has more than tripled the past five years, McCaffrey stated -- and opiates like OxyContin have become "the new heroin."

The Advocacy in Action day is being hosted and organized by the West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (WVAADC--the Association for Addiction Professionals). Schedule of main events:

Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, from 5:30-7:30 PM: Gen. McCaffrey will join Governor Joe Manchin at a reception at the Charleston Marriott (200 Lee Street East), together with WVAADC leaders, House delegates and senators, and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) top officials.

Thursday morning, February 14, at 8:30 AM: Gen. McCaffrey will address legislators in the House Chamber, State Capitol, hosted by Chair Don Perdue and members of the House Health Committee, and Chair Carrie Webster and members of the House Judiciary Committee, together with members of the Senate Health and Judiciary Committees. Dr. Barry Karlin, CEO of the nation's largest drug and alcohol treatment provider, CRC Health Group, with seven facilities in the state, will join McCaffrey in speaking, together with WVAADC leaders, legislators, and DHHR officials.

The event is open to media, and McCaffrey and drug treatment leaders will hold a press conference immediately following the event, at approximately 9:30 AM.

Thursday at 11 AM: WVAADC members will meet with McCaffrey and Karlin in a question and answer session, in the House Government Organization room -- also open to media.

Finally, Thursday at 1PM: McCaffrey, Karlin, WVAADC, DHHR, and legislators will participate in an open house/luncheon at the Charleston Treatment Center, 2157 Greenbrier Street. Media is welcome including for lunch.

CONTACT: Bob Weiner/Rebecca Vander Linde 301-283-0821 / 202-329-1700


'/>"/>
SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. 4-Star Gen. Barry Mccaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Keynote Recovery Happens! Rally for Treatment: Wed., Sept. 5, 11 Am, State Capitol West Steps, Sacramento
2. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Address National Drug Crisis, Keynote Grand Opening of New Allenwood, PA National Model Detox Center
3. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, & Countrys Top Drug Treatment CEO Barry Karlin to Keynote Palm Beach, FL National Moment Of Change Intervention Conference:
4. HSPH Dean Barry R. Bloom to receive honorary doctorate from Erasmus University Rotterdam
5. Donde West Likely Killed by Need to Control Postop Pain After Cosmetic Surgery, States Dr. Barry Friedberg, a Globally Recognized Leader in Cosmetic Surgery Anesthesia.
6. Awake the Movie Highlights the Need for Goldilocks Anesthesia, Says Dr. Barry L. Friedberg, Developer of Bispectral Index (BIS) Monitored Propofol Ketamine Sedation, Now Trademarked as Minimally Invasive Anesthesia (MIA)(R)
7. Barry G. Caldwell Named Chief Executive Officer of STAAR Surgical
8. Retired NYPD Lieutenants William E. Keegan, Jr., Owen McCaffery and John Moran and Tom Thees, a former COO in the financial industry, announce today the formation of H.E.A.R.T (Healing Emergency Aid Response Team) 911.
9. Former State Representative Terry Parke Joins Secure Services Corp.
10. Benjamin England, Former FDA Regulatory Counsel, to Testify on FDA Import Strategic Plan Before House Appropriations Subcommittee
11. Former Ronco President Tim Dupler Signs International Direct Sales and Marketing Contract with Natural Nutrition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of ... too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the ... Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an ... of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a ... Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys are recognized ... this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing within the ... this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. Bloom, Burt ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for ... $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same ... wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic ... most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 The vast ... an outpatient dialysis facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times ... hours per visit, including travel time, equipment preparation and ... patient, but especially grueling for patients who are elderly ... a skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers for some duration ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Tenn. , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... automating, integrating and transforming the patient payment ... of several innovative new products and services ... of its revenue cycle offerings. These award-winning ... more efficient workflows, remain compliant in an ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that ... organization as its newest member.  ... and chief scientific officer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, will serve ... of Directors. ... in support of our efforts to conduct research ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: