Apply to Attend UNITE to Face Addiction Rally in Washington, DC – USARA

Apply to Attend UNITE to Face Addiction Rally in Washington, DC

Utahns in Recovery – We are looking for RECOVERY DELEGATES to participate in an advocacy event: UNITE FOR ADDICTION Rally in Washington, DC October 2015!

USARA and the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) are seeking 3 Utah Recovery Delegates to be recognized as Recovery Community Leaders among their peers and in their local community. Our three delegates will attend the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally in Washington DC on October 4th. This is a transformative event that will ignite and build a movement to address one of the most pressing health issues of our time.

Selected Delegates will receive:

  • One round trip air travel to Washington, DC; Depart SLC on October 3rd, Return October 6th.
  • Paid hotel accommodations for October 3rd through October 5th.

Come make history with us in a show of solidarity and collective force in our nation’s capital. Together we can help the 22 million Americans with addiction, stand up for the 23 million more in recovery, and urgently act to save the 350 lives lost each day.

Applications must be submitted by Utah Delegate (no nominations) and are due by September 14, 2015.

Eligibility requirements for Recovery Delegate Candidates:

  • Be a Utah resident.
  • Be over 21 years of age.
  • Identify as being in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction for over 2 years.
  • Be interested in advocacy to increase public awareness about recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction.
  • Provide details of experience volunteering and/or working on behalf of recovery and Utah’s Recovery Community
  • Provide a written personal story highlighting your experience in recovery (1000 words or less).
  • Provide a reference letter of support from someone within Utah’s recovery community, can be a family member, friend, ally, professional or peer
  • Consent to be photographed and story to be shared publicly
  • Be available to accept an all expense paid trip to Washington DC, departing SLC on October 3rd and returning October 6, 2015. where Utah Delegates will attend the “Unite for Addiction” national event held on October 4th and on October 5th they will accompany USARA advocates who will be meeting with Utah’s elected members of the United States Congress.

Please submit your recovery story and advocacy involvement through USARA’s online form. Delegates will be selected randomly by USARA and DSAMH and winners will be announced on September 14th.

Recovery Delegate Application

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