March 30, 2022 | 9 AM-4:30 PM
The 13th Annual RSVP Conference will feature Sam Quinones, The New York Times bestselling author of Dreamland and recently released The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth.
The RSVP Conference will be held in-person on March 30, 2022 at AU’s Convocation Center from 9 AM-4:30 PM, with registration beginning at 8:15 AM.
The RSVP Conference promotes recovery for individuals facing trauma, mental health challenges, and/or alcohol/substance use disorder; educates mental health professionals about trauma-informed and recovery-oriented mental health care; and explores ways that communities can be supportive and trauma-informed.
Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist, a reporter for 35 years, and author of four acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction. He is a veteran reporter on immigration, gangs, drug trafficking, and the border. His latest book, released in November 2021, is The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth. In The Least of Us, Quinones chronicles the emergence of a drug-trafficking world producing massive supplies of dope cheaper and deadlier than ever, marketing to the population of addicts created by the nation's opioid epidemic, as the backdrop to tales of Americans’ quiet attempts to recover community through simple acts of helping the vulnerable.
The Least of Us follows his landmark Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic (Bloomsbury, 2015), which ignited awareness of the epidemic that has cost the United States hundreds of thousands of lives and has become the deadliest drug scourge in the nation’s history. The book won many accolades, including a National Book Critics Circle Award for the Best Nonfiction Book of 2015.
For more information, visit https://www.ashlandmhrb.org/community-involvement/meetings-and-trainings/rsvp-conference-2022