Nov 9, 2017
Jason Howell is a person in long-term recovery from mental health and substance use issues. He is a Peer Recovery Specialist and state approved trainer. Howell is Executive Director of the non-profit, Sober Hood, which oversees several statewide and federally supported programs: RecoveryPeople, Texans for Recovery and Resiliency and Recovery Residence Manager training and certification. Jason is also the former Board President of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, is a Texas Behavioral Health Advisory Committee Member and a Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Board Member. Jason is going to talk about Recovery Capital, and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, and how Texas is coping with the overdose crisis. Travis Lupick will Join us to talk about his new book Fighting for Space and upcoming public event. What is the state of the overdose crisis in BC? And what can we do about it? In conjunction with the release of Travis Lupick’s Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle with Addiction, this evening of discussion brings together a politician, a mother and advocate, a nonprofit service provider, a representative for the health-care system, a drug user, and a journalist, for a public discussion about B.C.’s fentanyl crisis. The evening begins with a short performance of Illicit: Stories from a harm reduction movement. FREE.