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MARS™ Director Participates in ONDCP Drug Policy Reform Conference at White House: Ginter Joins Panel on “Lifting the Stigma of Addiction” moderated by Patrick Kennedy
Date:12/9/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) December 09, 2013

Medication-Assisted Recovery Services (MARS™), part of a leading national nonprofit organization that provides peer support services and training to address the needs of the medication-assisted recovery community, announced its Project Director, Walter Ginter, has been invited to participate in one of three expert panels at the upcoming ONDCP Drug Policy Reform Conference being convened at the White House on December 9, 2013. This conference is part of the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s ongoing efforts to expand and implement evidenced based approaches to drug policy reform in America.

Mr. Ginter will join some of the nation’s leading experts in the field of drug policy to discuss the latest programs, policies, and approaches that represent the future of drug policy reform in America. As a participant in one of three panels, Mr. Ginter will address the topic of "Lifting the Stigma of Addiction", during which time he will share his work as an advocate for medication-assisted recovery and discuss how he has been part of a movement to help overcome the barriers and stigma that can fight against recovery efforts.

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Behavioral Health Advocate, will moderate the panel. In addition to Mr. Ginter, the other panelists include Chris Kennedy Lawford, Recovery Advocate; Kateri Vergez, White Bison, Native American Recovery Advocate; Neil Kaltenecker, Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, Faces & Voices of Recovery Board Member; and Greg Williams, Recovery Advocate, creator of The Anonymous People. Mr. Williams, whose feature documentary film address
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