Past Presentation

Drug and Alcohol Use | April 7, 2022

Date of Presentation: April 7, 2022

Recovery is a reality. It can, will, and does happen. In this presentation, Debra BuffaloBoy will discuss the guiding principles of recovery, stages of change, roles of peer recovery staff and community health workers, transcending shame and stigma, and recovery oriented systems of care.

Presenter Bio:

Debra BuffaloBoy, CADCII

Debra is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Lakota Nation where she was born and raised. She is a woman in long term recovery and has worked in the addiction recovery field for over 40 years as a counselor, peer mentor, clinical supervisor, trainer, educator, and advocate for Indigenous, incarcerated, youth and women throughout Oregon. Currently, Debra is the Administrator and Owner of Multicultural Consultants, Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon Executive Board Vice President, Ethics Committee Member and Coordinator for MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals, NPAIHB Expert Faculty for Peer ECHO, and Spiritual Advisor & Board Member for Painted Horse Recovery Center.

Date added: January 10, 2022

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