Democratic & Republican National Conventions

DNCC_SocialShareRNCLast summer, Facing Addiction made history during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland when it hosted the first Caucus for Addiction Solutions.

Held at the Cleveland Metropolitan Board Association, special guests were:

  • Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-Indiana)
  • Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin)
  • Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn of Wood County, OH
  • Comedian Gary Owen
  • Erin Helms, Ohio Recovery Housing
  • Cindy Koumantzis, Ohio Change Addiction Now
  • Lori Criss, Ohio Council of Behavioral Healthcare and Family Service Providers
  • Craig DeRoche, Justice Fellowship & Prison Fellowship
  • Mike Garcar & Wendy Hunter, Quest Recovery Prevention Services
  • Tom McHale, Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services
  • Joey Supina, Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center
  • Phil Micali, Brain Fitness Coalition
  • Dr. Jeanette Moleski
  • Dr. Stephen Friedhoff

These guests joined experts, delegates and advocates to highlight solutions to the addiction crisis and rally for the cause of addiction support. Watch the taped feed here.

Then in Philadelphia, Facing Addiction hosted an Educational Caucus for Addiction Solutions at the Democratic National Convention. Hundreds of people and many of our Action Network partners turned out to attend this events, as did Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Delaware Governor Jack Markell, New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray and Dr. Arthur Evans.

These guests joined experts, delegates and advocates to highlight solutions to the addiction crisis and rally for the cause of addiction support. Watch the taped feed here: