Congratulations to Sara Gefvert, the 2022 Lane/Holden Award Winner!

The 2022 Richard Lane/Robert Holden Patient Advocacy Award was presented at an Awards Reception held in conjunction with the 2022 Conference of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) in Baltimore, Maryland on November 2, 2022. Richard Lane/Robert Holden Patient Advocacy Award Richard Lane was a long-term heroin user who, upon release…
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Registration for the 2022 CMA Training Course is now open!

The 2022 Certified MAT Advocacy (CMA) training course will be held on October 20, 2022, in Baltimore!

Nominations Open for the 2022 Richard Lane/Robert Holden Advocacy Award!

Richard Lane was a long-term heroin user who, upon release from prison in 1967, was instrumental in establishing one of the Nation’s first opioid treatment programs. In 1974, he became the Executive Director of Man Alive and later served as Vice President of the American Methadone Treatment Association (now AATOD) and as Vice Chairman of…
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DOJ publishes guidance on Opioid Use Disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act

“The opioid crisis poses an extraordinary challenge to communities throughout our country. The Department of Justice (the Department) has responded with a comprehensive approach prioritizing prevention, enforcement, and treatment. This includes enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people in recovery from opioid use disorder (OUD) who are not engaging in…
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Justice Department Finds that Indiana State Nursing Board Discriminates Against People with Opioid Use Disorder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 25, 2022 INDIANAPOLIS – Today, the Justice Department found that the Indiana State Board of Nursing (Nursing Board) violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by prohibiting nurses who take medication to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) from participating in the Indiana State Nursing Assistance Program. The program assists in…
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Paul Edward Bowman (1963-2021)

NAMA Recovery is saddened to report the passing of a long-standing member of our Board of Directors. Paul Edward Bowman, Jr, 58, passed away on November 22, 2021. Paul was born in Boston, MA and lived most of his life in Quincy, MA. Paul served Massachusetts residents for over 25 years working for the Massachusetts…
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Herman Joseph, PhD 1931 – 2019

May 6, 2019 Dr. Joseph was one of the important influences on addiction and criminal justice during the latter 20th and early 21st century.  For more than 50 years he has worked as a social research scientist in the interrelated fields of addiction, treatment, criminal justice, street studies, homelessness, basic research and program development at…
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Carmen Beatrice Pearman Arlt, LMSW, CAC, CMA 1955 – 2019

National Alliance for Medication Assisted RecoveryPress ReleaseContacts Persons: Joycelyn Woods, Executive Director, edirector@methadone.orgCarmen Pearman-Arlt, President,♰Phone/Fax: 1.212.595.NAMA  (1-212-595-62620For ReleaseMay 6, 2019 64, passed away December 9, 2018 after a long illness.In the early 1990s NAMA Recovery was mailed an index card with dimes taped to it and a short message saying they could not afford $10 for membership…
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