Social Work Supervisor speaks at MOAR Public Policy Dialogue

Julia Trumble, LICSW

The mission of the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) is to organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions. Annually, they host their Public Policy Dialogue at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. This year, Julia Trumble, LICSW, Social Work Supervisor for the Suboxone Practice in the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic here at BWFH was asked to speak to the gathering.

The annual Public Policy Dialogue meeting is attended by strategy planners, state and city leaders, community recovery organizations and individuals in recovery from substance use disorders. In the past, BWFH is asked to host an informational table outside of Huvos Auditorium during the event.

“This year, I was asked to share more about what BWFH offers for services,” says Trumble. “My talk covered the Suboxone Practice, Vivitrol, the Dual Diagnosis Partial Hospital Program and Detoxification.”

Trumble says the evening was a great opportunity to inform MOAR Public Policy Dialogue attendees about the work being done in the community. “There were a lot of people there from a lot of different organizations and community groups, as well as politicians, the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and more,” she says. “The point of the Public Policy Dialogue is to talk about how substance use disorders are treated and how certain policies or laws can be changed to allow better access for treatment. Knowing where treatment is available is really important, especially since it can be such a tricky system to navigate.”

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is proud to host MOAR’s monthly meetings. Their next meeting will be held on Monday, May 6, at 6:30 pm in Huvos Auditorium.

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