Recovery Centers of America Volunteers at Facing Addiction’s Caucus at Democratic National Convention

The Caucus for Addiction Solutions will advocate for those suffering
from substance use disorders

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#addicition–In a continued effort to advocate for the millions of individuals
suffering from behavioral health and substance use disorders, Recovery
Centers of America
, joins Facing
as a key partner at the nonprofit’s Caucus
for Addiction Solutions
on Tuesday, July 26 during the Democratic
National Convention
in Philadelphia.

More than 45
million Americans are affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs

today. Facing Addiction is working to make the event the largest caucus
on addiction issues these conventions have ever seen, giving activists
and organizations the opportunity to share their concerns with
politicians and advocate for legislation related to addiction and

Robin Styer, regional director of business development and referral
resources for Recovery Centers of America will volunteer in the Recovery
Wellness Room at the convention, as one of the key advocates offering
guidance and resources for attendees seeking recovery and substance use
disorders treatment.

“As tireless advocates for addiction and recovery awareness, Recovery
Centers of America was compelled to be part of Facing Addiction’s Caucus
for Addiction Solutions,” Styer says. “We believe that addiction is a
disease, and that treatment for recovery must be as accessible as
treatment for asthma or cancers. We hope the Caucus for Addiction
Solutions will call significant attention to the growing problem of
addiction in the United States, and encourage our political leaders to
take a stand, joining us in treating addicts with the respect and
dignity they deserve as they face this terrible disease. We encourage
anyone in need of recovery to call 1-800-RECOVERY

Featured speakers at the Caucus include champion of the 2008 Mental
Health and Addiction Equity Act and former
Congressman Patrick Kennedy
(D-RI), sponsor of the Comprehensive
Addiction Recovery Act Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
(D-RI), two-term Governor
Jack Markell
of Delaware, Senator
Ed Markey
(D-MA), New
York City First Lady Chirlane McCray
, and Philadelphia Commissioner
of Behavioral Health Dr.
Arthur Evans

“At Facing Addiction, we are committed to advocating for the urgency of
making addiction, prevention, treatment, and recovery top priorities for
our political leaders and all Americans,” says Aaron Kucharski,
grassroots coordinator for Facing Addiction. “We are proud to bring this
issue to the forefront at the Democratic National Convention, much like
we did at the Republication National Convention last week. These
educational caucuses give us an opportunity to make addiction a national

The Caucus for Addiction Solutions, hosted by Facing Addiction, will
take place on Tuesday, July 26 at the Friends
(1501 Cherry Street) from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees are invited
to learn more at the Recovery Wellness Room at the Pennsylvania
Convention Center
(1001 Arch Street) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday,
July 25 through Thursday, July 28, where there will be four all-recovery
meetings each day open to the public. Those interested in attending the
Caucus for Addiction Solutions are encouraged to RSVP at

If you or a loved one need help, call 1-800-RECOVERY

About Recovery Centers of America

Based in King of Prussia, PA, Recovery Centers of America is committed
to advocating for some 22.7 million Americans suffering from behavioral
health and substance use disorders. The company, which is opening
treatment centers throughout the Northeast, is transforming the way
treatment is delivered in an industry in desperate need of change.
Recovery Centers of America’s neighborhood-based centers for addiction
medicine are designed based on the latest scientific research that
indicates sustained recovery is more likely when patients stay connected
to and supported by family and friends, while building other, ongoing
support networks. By allowing patients to receive treatment in an
atmosphere more akin to a college campus with an environment conducive
to learning and change, Recovery Centers of America helps overcome the
stigma of addiction and its treatment, which is essential to meaningful
recovery. For more information visit,
dial 1-800-RECOVERY or visit


Advocacy Contact
Robin Styer
Regional Director of
Business Development and Referral Resources
Recovery Centers of

Sarah Weyand
Senior Account Executive