Author: Jimmy Cioe

Somebody Loan Me A Dime

J. B. Hutto landed on my desk like manna from heaven. I shall digress a bit but this is all about the great Joseph Benjamin. My favorite job ever was promoting concerts. A promoter means you are in charge of the whole magilla-you take all the responsibility. You hire the band-you get an agent to give you a date (or dates) with his act-you rent the hall, figure out advertising, catering, etc…. it’s gambling, a previous pastime. Every show you ever went to there was always a Promoter. A hero of mine, Bill Graham,  father of the Fillmore(s)  and many other innovations of the...

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Community Convening Guide

Facing Addiction has produced a Guide to provide organizing tools and amplification support for community forums held on this critical issue across the country in 2017 and beyond. The local forums will focus on the importance and urgency of implementing and scaling the use of evidence-based prevention, screening, and early intervention practices in local communities. You can download the guide...

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Recovery Housing Briefing

In March 2017, Facing Addiction, in partnership with Young People in Recovery, the Center for Social Innovation, the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, the National Council for Behavioral Health, Recovery Communities of North Carolina, and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professions, hosted a Congressional briefing on the efficacy and necessity of recovery housing. The forum, sponsored by the Congressional Addiction, Treatment & Recovery Caucus, was designed by Facing Addiction’s Legislation Working Group. As a tool to help educate congressional staff on recovery housing issues, a briefing book was designed and is available to everyone looking to learn...

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Addiction Dictionary Resource

Language binds us together. In matters both personal and professional, it is the words we choose that have a lasting impact and effect on our impressions of ourselves and others. Facing Addiction has partnered with the Recovery Research Institute (RRI) to help develop and amplify RRI’s resource tool, the ADDICTIONary. The ADDICTIONary is a comprehensive glossary of key terms, some well-known and others not, concerning addiction and recovery. You can access the...

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