Advocates for Opioid Recovery is proud to sponsor and attend the 2ndannual Building Communities of Recovery Conferencepresented by our friends at the Davis Direction Foundation.

In less than a week, hundreds of providers, social workers, and community leaders will gather in Marietta, GA to learn and share innovative solutions to the opioid crisis—an epidemic that is responsible for more than 130 deaths every day. We’re excited to join the Davis Direction Foundation and others to connect and grow as we continue to break down the regulatory, legislative, and ideological barriers that prevent access to evidence-based addiction treatment.

See below for more information about AOR’s involvement in this year’s conference: 

On September 23, AOR advisor and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will be delivering the keynote address to discuss the progress we’ve seen in the last year in our work to create more long-term addiction survivors. Later that evening, AOR executive director Anne Woodbury will moderate a panel on innovative digital solutions for addiction recovery. Joining her on the panel are:

On September 24, Anne Woodbury will be joined by AOR program director Casey Dillon for a breakout session to discuss what it means to be an effective advocate, and when and how to approach policymakers for the greatest impact. The session will also provide insights on the hot topics impacting recovery on the national level, and give those in attendance a strong foundation for formulating effective advocacy messages.

For more information about the Building Communities of Recovery conference and expo, please visit