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Reducing the Impact of Alcohol on State and Local Governments

The Law & Mental Health Conference brings together expert speakers with legal, clinical, and lived experience to discuss the conflict between law and mental illness.

This year’s Conference will be virtual and online in the Summer of 2021. The subject will be Reducing the Impact of Alcohol on State and Local Governments.

Expert Sessions on

  • Taxation – Federal and State
  • Regulation
  • Industry Marketing
  • Recent Legislation
  • Education & Prevention
  • Treatment and Recovery

The 2021 conference will offer up to twenty hours of continuing education credit.

  • For clinicians through the National Association of Social Workers of Oregon
  • For peer workers through the Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon
  • For attorneys through the Oregon State Bar Association
  • For law enforcement through the Oregon State Department of Public Safety Standards And Training

Special Live Presentation by Author & Historian Susan Cheever

Susan Cheever
Susan Cheever

Susan Cheever is the author of many books on American History, including Drinking in America: Our Secret History and My Name is Bill – Bill Wilson: His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous. She teaches at Bennington College and The New School in their MFA programs. She is in open recovery.

Drinking in America: Our Secret History
Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation’s history. This is the often-overlooked story of how alcohol has shaped American events and the American character from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson–His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous
In this definitive and groundbreaking biography, Cheever offers a remarkably human portrait of a man whose life and work both influenced and saved the lives of millions of people. Drawing from personal letters, diaries, AA archives, interviews — and Cheever’s own experiences with alcoholism — My Name Is Bill is the first fully documented, deeply felt account of Bill Wilson and Alcoholics Anonymous.

More about Susan Cheever

Special Live Presentation by Author & Journalist Molly Jong-Fast

Molly Jong-Fast
Molly Jong-Fast

Molly Jong-Fast is an editor-at-large for The Daily Beast and the author of two novels and a memoir about her wild life as a NYC teen in the 1990s. She podcasts weekly “The New Abnormal” with Rick Wilson.

She is a regular contributor to Playboy, Glamour, The Atlantic, The New York Times, MSN, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Independent, WIRED Magazine, Yahoo Canada, Business Insider, NBC News and more. She is in open recovery.

Molly Jong-Fast’s first novel, Normal Girl, is striking-and as funny as it as real. Inspired by her own experiences growing up in the decadent, fast-paced netherworld of New York City’s jet set, Jong-Fast’s debut novel is a hilarious, hard-edged walk past the velvet rope. “If you want to know what goes on in the minds of New York’s young, rich, and famous, read Molly Jong-Fast’s hilarious novel, Normal Girl.” ~ Susan Cheever

In Girl [Maladjusted], Molly Jong-Fast takes us on a tour of her big fat Jewish bohemian upbringing. With the same keen insight, effortless cool, and buoyant wit that won her legions of devoted readers in Normal Girl, she offers a riotous and affecting coming-of-age story that is both uniquely weird and weirdly universal.


The Law & Mental Health Conference is designed for attorneys and law enforcement, public and private clinicians; public healthcare and hospital administrators, social workers, policy designers and legislators, and organizations and individuals involved with the care and welfare of people with mental illness, addiction, and alcoholism.


SPONSOR INQUIRIES CONTACT LIV LOPES – CONFERENCE COORDINATOR
liv@lawconferences.org

Conference Sponsors for 2020

Multnomah County and their Mental Health & Addictions Division, Oregon Health Authority – Oregon State Hospital, Psychiatric Security Review Board, Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Health Science University – Department of Psychiatry, Providence Health & Services, Association of Community Mental Health Providers, Bridgeway Recovery, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Central City Concern, Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division, Health Share of Oregon, Oregon Council for Behavioral Health, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, Oregon Public Health Division, Washington County & Washington County District Attorney

Conference Sponsors for 2019
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs, Bridgeway Recovery Services, CareOregon, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Cedar Hills Hospital, Central City Concern, Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division, Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office, Multnomah County Public Health Department & Mental Health & Addictions Service Division, Native American Rehabilitation Association NW, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon State Hospital, the Oregon Public Health Department, Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, Oregon Aging & People with Disabilities, Northwest Forensic Institute LLC, Psychiatric Security Review Board, Telecare, Washington County District Attorney’s Office.

Conference Sponsors for 2018
Cedar Hills Hospital, Psychiatric Security Review Board, Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs, Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services Division (MHASD), Northwest Health Foundation, Columbia Community Mental Health, Mental Health Association of Portland, Central City Concern, Bridgeway Recovery Services, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division, Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health Services, Oregon Public Health Division, Northwest Forensic Institute, LLC, Multnomah County District Attorney, Oregon Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities, The Oregon Center on Behavioral Health and Justice Integration, Serenity Lane, Ainsworth United Church of Christ, Teras Intervention and Counseling, Sequoia Mental Health Services, Disability Rights Oregon, Mental Health Association of Oregon, Northwest Housing Alternatives, Unity Center and Legacy Health, Harris Matarazzo, JD, Philip Shapiro, MD, Clackamas County District Attorney, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, Washington Count District Attorney

Conference Sponsors for 2017
American Psychiatric Nurses Association – Oregon Chapter, Association of Community Mental Health Programs, Cedar Hills Hospital, Central City Concern, Mental Health Association of Portland, Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network, Multnomah County District Attorney, Multnomah County Mental Health & Addiction Services Division, NW Forensic Institute, LLC, Oregon DHS – Seniors and People with Disabilities, OHSU Department of Psychiatry, Providence Health, Psychiatric Security Review Board, Unity Center for Behavioral Health