Patrick Kennedy Added to Impressive List of Presenters at National Recovery Conference

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Patrick Kennedy will be joining other leaders and pioneering voices of the Recovery Movement at MPRC: The National Recovery Conference, put on by Connecticut Non-profit, The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).

Patrick Kennedy and CCAR Executive Director, Phil Valentine

"This is a pivotal moment for the Recovery Movement - worldwide. Awareness is growing and people are flocking to the message of hope that Recovery provides. CCAR is honored to be in a position to bring together such a diverse group of leaders and people in Recovery."

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) is a non-profit that was founded in 1998. Since then, the organization has grown into an international presence in the Recovery Movement. Though CCAR has held their National Conference for four years, the present state of the opioid crisis conveys another level of importance to this diverse gathering of leaders and people in Recovery.

The Conference, held in Punta Gorda, Florida, draws attendees from all over the world - many of whom work in the Recovery field, are in Recovery, or are allies of the Recovery Movement. Some attendees may just be curious about Recovery, others may attend to simply hear the moving speeches or participate in the outdoor events. No matter how one approaches the conference, the scope of experience and expertise represented not only in conference presenters, but in attendees as well, is humbling.

In addition to keynote speeches and appearances from Patrick Kennedy, William White, Don Coyhis, Haner Hernández, Mark Lundholm, Shannon Egan, Ryan Hampton and many others - conference participants will be able to attend a variety of diverse workshops and panels facilitated by experts. Focus will be on the Multiple Pathways of Recovery, Self Care, Recovery Advocacy, and Recovery Coaching. These workshops can include anything from practicing Yoga as a pathway of Recovery to a panel on Medication Assisted Treatment.

The conference kicks off on November 13, 2019, is a 3-day affair, and costs $250 to attend. Participants are able to chart their own path during the conference, with the ability to pick from a variety of different workshops, speeches, or activities at any given time. Space is limited and the event is expected to sell out. Those interested in learning more or registering for the event can visit The Conference Website

At a time where communities are searching for solutions to the substance crisis gripping our nation, this event is a place where some answers could be found.

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