ARVets, a statewide nonprofit organization providing innovative programs for Arkansas veterans and their families, will host the Substance Use Disorders Virtual Implementation Academy on Wednesday, May 20th and Thursday, May 21st from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. The event is in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Since 2008, SAMHSA has offered policy academies to help states strengthen behavioral health service systems that support service members, veterans, and their families. The two-day Virtual Academy at ARVets will include informative trainings and technical assistance directed by expert facilitators.
“This type of academy is a great place to start creating a sustainable support system for our service members, veterans, and their families,” said ARVets CEO Nicole Hart. “We have to find comprehensive strategies for addressing substance abuse, treatment, and recovery for veterans and the military community. Bringing everyone to the table to confront these issues is essential and ARVets is excited to lead the way and work collectively with other organizations and experts.”