Tampa Conference to Focus on Treating Women's Substance Abuse

Substance abuse professionals including Dr. H. Westley Clark, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, who will deliver a plenary speech, will meet Sept. 15-17 in Tampa for the 3rd National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery. The event is hosted by CSAT with New Century Institute and the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association.

The conference's theme is "Inspiring Leadership, Changing Lives." Other speakers include Frances L. Brisbane, Ph.D., professor and dean of the School of Social Welfare at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and dean of the Black Alcoholism and Addictions Institute, which is co-sponsored by the National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council and Howard University School of Social Work; author/consultant Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D., LCSW; Susan E. Foster, M.S.W., vice president and director of Policy Research and Analysis at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University; Marilyn Moats Kennedy, M.S., founder and managing partner of consulting firm Moats/Kennedy, Inc. (Wilmette, Ill.); and Judy Nelson, J.D., M.S.W., a Certified Professional Coach.

For information about the conference, which will take place at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, visit www.fadaa.org/women.

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