Strawberry will kick off the conference as the opening-day plenary speaker. Members of the local St. Louis community are invited to attend to hear Strawberry, as well as participate in the conference’s diverse educational curriculum, focused on the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery management of addictions and mental illnesses that affect various genders, generations, and cultures.
A four-time World Series champion, Strawberry founded the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center (DSRC), located in St. Cloud, Fla., in partnership with Oglethorpe Healthcare Inc. Together with his wife Tracy, Strawberry has also started a Christian recovery program at Oglethorpe’s behavioral hospital in Longview, Texas.
Strawberry says his past experiences, both good and bad, have brought him to where he is today: “My strength and the reason that I am here today is proven through the experiences and conditions I have endured. The spikes are in a box, the bat is retired but the true passion and purpose for my life is just beginning. That passion is being able to make a difference in the lives of others. Today I have hope, a hope I want to instill in others.”
For more information on the 2014 National Conference on Addiction Disorders and Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit, and to register to attend, visit http://www.addictionpro.com/ncad-conference/national-conference-addiction-disorders.