Petition Update

WE HAVE A CONFERENCE!!!!

Sandra Goodwick
Montrose, CA

May 12, 2013 — On Tuesday, May 7, I sent HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and SAMHSA Director Pamela Hyde emails ... I briefly told them that over 500 people had signed a petition requesting that the red tape be cut so that organizers could start planning the next conference...

About 12 hours later, I heard from someone back east who's been developing the 'Alternatives' conferences for several years ... THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN APPROVED!
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"Alternatives Conference Preliminary Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funds for the Alternatives 2013 Conference have been approved. The National Empowerment Center’s Technical Assistance Center will be carrying out the planning and management of the conference. Please stay tuned for future announcements including the dates and location, as well as a call for proposals and scholarship information."