(Chicago) – Dr. Kevin Sabet, special advisor for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, will speak at a statewide conference on drug prevention and treatment at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville on Tuesday, September 29.
Dr. Sabet, a longtime advocate of alternatives to incarceration for drug-using offenders, will speak at the annual event of the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association (IADDA). He is expected to reinforce the Administration’s position that addiction to alcohol and drugs must be recognized as a preventable, treatable disease.
Dr. Sabet will be part of the opening panel that will also feature Paul Samuels, president of the Legal Action Center in New York and Lonnetta Albright, director of the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center. The panelists will come together to discuss the future of addiction healthcare in the United States, including global and national trends, healthcare reform, regional trends, and the outlook for 2010 and beyond.
(Post-script: Above photo taken Sept. 29 as Dr. Sabet spoke at the IADDA conference. Photo by D. Baille, TASC.)