Opioid and Prescription Drug Speaker Series


Jun. 12, 2018, 4:30pm to 6pm

Campus Location


Dona M. Dmitrovic, MHS, Foundation for Recovery, will present on the history of opioid addiction and recovery in the US in her presentation entitled, “We Do Recover!” Peer recovery support services models and fighting stigma will be explored and discussed. Dona is the Executive Director of Foundation for Recovery in Las Vegas, and formerly the National Director of Consumer Affairs for Substance Use Disorders within the Product Innovation team at Optum, United Health Group. Dona is in long-term recovery and a family member supporting loved ones in addiction and mental health recovery. Her prior experience includes Chief Operating Officer of the RASE Project in Harrisburg, PA leading the nationally recognized, Buprenorphine Coordinator Program, supporting persons with opioid dependence in medication assisted recovery. She served as the Director of Education and Advocacy at the Johnson Institute in Washington, D.C. organizing national educational programs and events to promote the power of recovery. Dona holds a Master of Human Services from Lincoln University and is the former Chair of the Board of Faces & Voices of Recovery in Washington, DC. Dona also served as a mentor for the Developing Leadership in Substance Abuse Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a current board member of the national organization, Young People in Recovery and PRO-A in Pennsylvania.

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This event is free and open to UNLV and the public.

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External Sponsor

UNLV Health Law, Americorps Nevada, PACT Coalition, UNLV Lincy Institute - Southern Nevada Addictive Disorders Training Project