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February 2014 Lunch and Learn Registration

The Academy for Addiction Professionals and Infinity Behavioral Health Services are partnering to bring you an informative lunch and learn. Florida State Senator Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) and Representative Bill Hager (R-Delray Beach) have filed legislation for the second year in a row seeking to regulate transitional sober living residences that they claim “are changing the character of neighborhoods around the state.”  Attorney Jeffrey Lynne will discuss the legislation filed; the outcome of the failed 2012 legislation which led to the drafting of a report issued by DCF as to the “state of affairs” of the substance abuse treatment industry; the continuing legal hurdles to the passage of any such legislation; and the current social “revolution” that continues to develop in the field of civil rights for those in recovery. Andrew Burki, MSW, who specializes in academically-focused substance abuse treatment, will discuss how education levels affect relapse.

Date: February 21, 2014
Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm
Registration begins at 9:00am
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Cypress Creek
2440 W. Cypress Creek Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Cost: $30
RSVP: Candice Conway 954-200-9480

Our event speakers include:

Jeffrey C. Lynne from Miami, Florida who serves as Managing Shareholder of Weiner, Lynne & Thompson, P.A., a Delray Beach, Florida-based law firm representing individuals and business entities relating to land use, zoning and regulatory matters, particularly the owners and operators of substance abuse treatment facilities and sober living residences.

Andrew Burki, MSW is the founder and CEO of Life of Purpose (LOP), an Academically Focused Substance Abuse Treatment continuum. He has been living a sober life since 2001 and working in the field of substance abuse for over a decade.

This event will confer 4 continuing education credits. Lunch will be served to all participants.