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Feb 16, 2023

Host Gail Ferguson Jones talks with Michael Askew, Executive Director of The Center for African American Recovery Development (CAARD), about cultural barriers to accessing treatment and maintaining long-term recovery faced by black Americans.

In this episode, we talk about how African Americans were unjustly targeted by the war on drugs, how lives and families may be destroyed by felony drug arrests, and how families can encourage and support a loved one who needs treatment.     

CAARD advocates across the country for increased availability to treatment services in black communities and options to incarceration. 

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Host Gail Ferguson Jones is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist, podcaster, speaker and certified peer recovery coach. Her Buttrfly Effect program offers peer-to-peer coaching for those who love someone struggling with addiction.

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