CLARE Foundation's 2016 State of Addiction Forum Spotlights "Women in Recovery" (Friday, February 26)

Only 1 out of 10 women who needed treatment in the past year actually received it (SAMHSA, 2012)

Feb 09, 2016, 16:02 ET from CLARE Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CLARE Foundation will host the 3rd Annual Forum on the State of Addiction, focusing on "Women in Recovery". Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Laurel Rosen, will moderate the panel of experts. Panelists include LA County Public Defender Nancy Richards Chand, UCLA Professor Christine Grella, New York Times Bestselling Author Sarah Hepola, and April Wilson, VP of Integration at Prototypes. The annual event gathers leading voices from the recovery community sharing their knowledge about the latest findings in the field.

The forum will be held from 3-5 PM on Friday, February 26, 2016, at Conscious Recovery by CLARE located 1334 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica 90401. Limited seating. Please reserve in advance at or (310) 314-3147 x3403.

Laurel Rosen is the President of Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and created the Organization of Women Leaders (OWL) and partnered with the Commission on the Status of Women to produce the International Women's Day Breakfast.


  • Nancy Richards Chand: Attorney for LA County Public Defender and part of treatment collaborations designed to divert children and adults away from the criminal justice system including 2nd Chance Women's Re-Entry Court, Public HALO, Project YOUTH EMBRACE and Project STAR.
  • Christine Grella: Medical Advisor to CLARE, UCLA Professor, and Co-Director of the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. Grella serves on numerous advisory boards in the area of substance abuse and mental health treatment.
  • Sarah Hepola: Bestselling author of, "Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget." Hepola will conduct a writing workshop at CLARE.
  • April Wilson: VP of Integration at Prototypes. Having joined Prototypes in 1991, Wilson has developed many areas at the treatment center having previously been Director of the Pomona Women's Center and Vice President of Mother and Child Residential Programs.

For more information or to schedule an interview with panelists, please contact Grace Lee at or 310-314-6200 x3147

CLARE Foundation provides affordable treatment, recovery and prevention services for alcoholism and substance abuse. Using a variety of methods including individualized treatment protocols grounded in evidence-based practices, CLARE helps those confronting addiction to produce positive health and wellness. For more information, visit