Seeking Young People in Recovery


Greetings Colleagues,

CSAT plans to host a meeting in the Spring of 2013,  joining together a diverse group of young people (18-25 years old) in long-term recovery from substance abuse. I am requesting your assistance in finding a group of ambitious young people in recovery to join this cohort. The purpose of this meeting is for young people from around the country to join together and collaborate on ideas for outreach campaigns and best-practices for educating America’s youth on substance abuse and recovery in different populations.

We are doing an open-call for applicants interested in attending this meeting in the DC Metro Area. Applicants will be asked to actively participate in sharing their experiences in recovery and ideas for National outreach and education efforts. Please pass this message on to your grantees and contacts. The application process is simply to submit a personal statement (example attached) to  by January 15, 2013.

Statements will be reviewed and participants will be selected by a team of SAMHSA staff. The statement should be no more than 1 page, one paragraph of biography and a second a paragraph describing their interest in this meeting. I have attached an example of what a personal statement could look like… we encourage creativity in designing a personal statement, this is only an example.

Thank You,


Danielle Tarino

Division of State and Community Assistance

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Phone: (240) 276 2857

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