The federal government’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) will be hosting a meeting of young people in recovery in Spring 2013. They’ll be convening a diverse group of young people (18-25 years old) in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs and are looking for people from around the country to come together, collaborate, and strategize on developing best-practices for educating America’s youth on addiction and recovery. They’re interested in hearing from people from diverse backgrounds and recovery experiences. The meeting will be in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Participants will be actively involved in sharing their experiences and should bring ideas for national outreach and education efforts to the gathering.
Interested? It’s easy to apply. Simply use this sample application as a guide to let them know of your interest. Use your own words and experiences. When it’s completed, send it to Danielle Tarino by January 15, 2013. Applications will be reviewed and participants will be selected by a team of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) staff. Your statement shouldn’t be longer than one page and should include one paragraph about yourself and a second paragraph describing your interest in this meeting.