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Family perspectives on medication-assisted recovery: An interview with Rolando Torres

William White

Abstract

Lisa Mojer-Torres, prior to her death from cancer on April 4, 2011, was the most visible and effective advocate for medication-assisted treatment and recovery in the United States. After receiving her J.D. from New York University School of Law, Lisa worked as a civil rights attorney in New York and New Jersey and served as the Consumer and Recovery Advocate for the New Jersey Division of Addiction Services. A leading figure in the new addiction recovery advocacy movement, Lisa was a founding member and first chairperson of Faces and Voices of Recovery and served on the Board of the National Alliance of Methadone Advocates. Her advocacy activities also included congressional testimony, media interviews, presentations at innumerable conferences, serving on multiple advisory boards— including the National Institute of Medicine and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment—consulting with countless local treatment and recovery support programs, marching in recovery celebration events, and of course, her professional writing—including co-authorship of the monograph Recovery-Oriented Methadone Maintenance. In conversations with Lisa’s husband Rolando in the months following her death, we spoke of the marked absence of the voices of family members in discussions of methadone maintenance and other forms of medication assisted treatment of addiction.

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White, W. L. (2001). Family perspectives on medication-assisted recovery: An interview with Rolando Torres. Posted at www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org and www.williamwhitepapers.com.

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