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William Stauffer

Executive Director




Session Title: 

NRAM Our History & Common Ground, Looking Back to See Forward

Session Details: 

Attendees will learn about the history of the new recovery advocacy movement that has changed how we see addiction and recovery from personal interviews of movement leaders and historical information from that era. We will explore some of the common values that helped grassroots groups to come together and shift how America sees recovery and consider how we understanding our shared history can support te recovery movement into the next generation.

Attendees will:
1. Explore the history of The New Recovery Advocacy Movement (NRAM) in America and what it has accomplished over the last 20 years.
2. Understand what factors helped create and sustain NRAM through those early days.
3. Learn how understanding our history and shared values can support common ground goals moving forward.

What are you looking forward to most at #MPRCCT2024?

To me, #MPRCCT2024 is a celebration of the efforts of so many people, past present and future who ensure that there are opportunities for people to heal as a community. I am looking forward to celebrating all who contribute. All who walk the path behind us, aside us and those who will walk ahead of us.

William Stauffer

William Stauffer is the Director of Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Alliance (PRO-A), the statewide recovery community organization. In recovery for well over 3 decades, he is a nationally recognized trainer and writer addiction and recovery. He has twice testified to the US Senate Special Committee on Aging and in 2019, he organized a hearing with the PA House Human Services Committee to expand opportunities for young people. He is a past co-chair of the public policy committee for Faces & Voices of Recovery and the 2019 recipient of the Vernon Johnson Award Individual Recovery Advocate of the year. He teaches Social Work at Misericordia University and lives with his wife Julie and two dogs in Allentown PA.

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