UPCOMING DIVERSITY CONVERSATIONS - members only
Stay tuned for upcoming October conversation information. We are creating our program and will post soon!
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“NIEAPA members shall seek to develop an awareness of their own personal and cultural values and beliefs as one way of appreciating the importance of multicultural identities in our own lives and in the lives of those we serve. NIEAPA members shall have and continue to develop specialized knowledge and understanding about the values, traditions and systems of all employees at the workplaces they serve."
SEPTEMBER DIVERSITY MESSAGE
Please take a couple minutes to read this beautiful message written by Charley Galassini and the Diversity Committee
September is National Recovery Month and this year, the theme attached to the month is "Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community."
But is that really happening in the world we live in? Since this discussion is on diversity, let's delve into how diversity shows itself in substance abuse treatment. I think most of us would think there is a lack of true equality in medical treatment. In wanting to see if there was the same issue in substance abuse treatment I came across an interesting article. "Not Equal: Racial Disparities in Addiction/Substance Abuse Treatment." Some of the highlights that show the disparity in all receiving treatment for addiction equally in the United States.
The article highlights that all groups: Black, Hispanic, Latinx, Native Americans, and Asian Americans do not have the same access to treatment as White Americans, and if we look closer White women do not have the same access to treatment as White males.
Article Written by the Addiction Resource Editorial Staff
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