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Addiction impacts all areas of our lives, and can leave faith communities struggling for healthy and appropriate responses. Learn more with Drew Brooks.

Following the presentation, please plan to stay for a live Q & A with Drew and a time of networking with other congregational leaders. Refreshments will be prepared for those who register for in person attendance.

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About the Speaker

Drew Brooks

Drew Brooks is the Executive Director of Faith Partners, a non-profit organization providing leadership, training, and consultation to develop congregational addiction team ministries. The Faith Partners (FP) team approach is an evidence-based intervention with over one thousand trained congregational teams from 23 different faith traditions in 29 states. He has worked with Faith Partners since 1999 in the roles of Program Manager and Minnesota Area Coordinator as well. He also has been involved with congregational lay leadership in music, youth, caring, small group, and addiction ministries.

Drew has Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Sociology and completed coursework for a Masters in Science degree in Psychological Services with an emphasis in Chemical Dependency. He also has completed C.D. counselor training at Hazelden, SAPST training, Peer Recovery Coach training, and Mental Health First Aid training among others. Drew has worked in the prevention, treatment, and public health fields for over thirty-eight years with Hazelden, Johnson Institute and other organizations providing training and consultation with faith communities, schools, and community organizations across the country. He has worked with community coalitions focusing on resiliency models and environmental prevention strategies for underage drinking and marijuana use. He has co-authored four curricula on topics, such as; stress management, raising resilient children, group facilitation skills, and addiction team ministry.

He recently served as co-chair of the Austin Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Initiative, a was a member of the Texas Recovery Initiative (TRI), and a member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical (BRSS TACS) twelve-person team to assist the State of Texas in designing and implementing recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems.

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