Gen. Barry McCaffrey To Keynote State Capitol News Conference On 35th Anniversary Of White Deer Run
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2005
Contact: Bob Weiner/Emma Dick 301-283-0821 or 202-329-1700
4-STAR GEN. BARRY MCCAFFREY, LONGEST-SERVING U.S. DRUG CZAR, TO KEYNOTE STATE CAPITOL NEWS CONFERENCE ON WHITE DEER RUN’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY, PA’S LARGEST TREATMENT PROVIDER; WILL URGE INCREASING BUDGET TO REDUCE 630,000 PERSON TREATMENT GAP VS. 70,000 OBTAINING HELP
WDR PARENT CRC HEALTH GROUP CEO DR. BARRY KARLIN TO CONGRATULATE LEGISLATURE FOR TREATMENT SUPPORT.
PA LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TO PARTICIPATE AND SPEAK
** NEWS CONFERENCE WED., JUNE 15, 10 AM STATE CAPITOL MEDIA CENTER; LUNCH W/PRESS AVAIL 11:30 AM, 60-E CAPITOL BUILDING **
(Harrisburg, PA)-Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, the country’s longest serving National Drug Policy Director (1996-2001), now West Point National Security Professor and a widely cited media terrorism expert, will keynote a State Capitol news conference at 10 AM Wednesday, June 15 on the 35th anniversary of White Deer Run, Pennsylvania’s largest substance abuse treatment provider, and urging a budget to reduce Pennsylvania’s 630,000-person treatment gap versus 70,000 who now obtain help.
White Deer Run parent company (CRC Health Group) CEO Dr. Barry Karlin will join White Deer Run Executive Director, Mark Sarneso, in congratulating the Pennsylvania legislature for supporting drug and alcoholism treatment and will urge increased funding to reduce the treatment gap.
Pennsylvania legislative leaders invited and expected to participate include: Sen. Robert Jubelirer, President Pro Tempore; Rep. Dave Argall, Majority Whip; Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, House anti-drug champion; Former Rep. Peter Wamback, a leader in the substance abuse treatment field, now House Management Director; and many others.
The news conference is 10 AM, Wednesday, June 15, in the Capitol’s Media Center. The lunch, with press availability, is at 11:30 AM in Room 60-E of the Capitol.