Brown Bag Advocacy 

Community lunch & learn

Brown Bag Advocacy is an educational series that focuses on policies affecting substance use, mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery. The series is held over the lunch hour, so you grab your lunch or a snack and join us to learn about advocacy and related topics.

Click on upcoming event below to register.

Looking for a recorded session? Please click on the session post below view the recording.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.

Upcoming Events

April 2024: Brown Bag Advocacy Session

Policy Issue Areas for the 89th Legislative Session

Advocacy never takes a break. We are less than nine months away from the next legislative session. Now is the time to develop advocacy priorities and seek support from those who can help achieve those goals!

At RecoveryPeople, we believe it’s crucial to inform and educate policymakers, stakeholders, and the community about issues affecting individuals with substance use and mental health, as well as their families. We are excited to be joined this month by Cynthia Humphrey, the executive director of the Association of Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP) and long time advocacy partner.

Join us on Wednesday, April 17th at 12pm CT, to explore top policy issue areas and priorities in substance use for this upcoming legislative season.

1 hour of CEU’s will be offered. Register Today!

Date: Wednesday, April 17th

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm CT (1 hr of TCB CEU's available)

Location: Virtual (register here!)


Past Events

March 2022: Texas Votes Recovery!

Date: Wednesday, March 16th Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CT Topic: The mysteries of Voting (eligibility, registering and your impact) Location: Click here for session video Ever wonder how your vote makes a difference? Want to know more about voting eligibility and how to register? We…

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Feb 2022: Advocating with Equity

Date: Wednesday, February 16th Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm CT Topic: Advocating with Equity Miss the session? Click here for the video! We are excited to have Dr. Ashley Stewart speak to us this month about how we can be sure to advocate with equity.  …

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Jan 2022: Patient Brokering, Fraudulent Billing & Deceptive Marketing

Date: Wednesday, January 26th Topic: Patient Brokering, Fraudulent Billing and Deceptive Marketing practices Location: Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 870 1602 4480 Passcode: 499838 Patient brokering (or body brokering) is a widespread issue that plagues healthcare. The treatment and recovery industries are not immune to…

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Nov 2021: Budget and Appropriations 101

Date: Wednesday, November 10th Topic: Budget and Appropriations 101 with Lee Johnson and Leela Rice with the Texas Council of Community Centers and Cynthia Humphreys with the Association of Substance Abuse Professionals. Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CT

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Special thank you to our partners who helped make this possible: