Lucy Brown, lead resident advisor, and Dr. Hendree Jones, executive director, both of UNC Horizons, contributed to the 2017 National Conference of Alcohol and Opioid Use in Women and Girls in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Hendrée Jones and Lucy Brown

Lucy Brown, certified peer-support specialist and lead resident advisor at the UNC Horizons Program, spoke recently at the 2017 National Conference of Alcohol and Opioid Use in Women and Girls.

The conference was sponsored by the NIH’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

UNC Horizons Program, a residential-and-outpatient treatment program based out of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill for pregnant and parenting women with substance-use disorders. The program was recently profiled by international news outlet Daily Mail. Click here to read.

Brown’s lived experiences as a mother in recovery, as well as her professional experiences in the recovery field, have given her unique perspectives on what women facing addition need to experience life-long recovery. She was also the featured speaker at the grand opening of UNC Horizon’s new state-of-the-art treatment facility, sharing the stage with N.C. Governor Roy Cooper and Carolina’s Chancellor Carol Folt, and she continues to share her story with groups that can benefit from her stories of successful recovery and parenting.

At the same conference, Dr. Hendrée Jones, executive director of UNC Horizons and professor of obstetrics and gynecology, gave the talk “Improving Outcomes in Women with Opioid Use Disorder during Pregnancy: A Multidisciplinary Approach” and also appeared on the panel, “Advancing the treatment of women to help improve recovery from opioid use disorders.”

Dr. Jones is one of the nation’s leading experts on the topic of substance use disorders and pregnancy. Learn more about UNC Horizons.