The St. Louis Coalition on Addictions is an NCADA program that brings together individuals concerned about addiction. It provides a forum for networking, for learning and advocacy about the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and for discussion of other addictions. Participation is open to anyone interested in the prevention and treatment of addictions.
Lunch is provided free of charge (courtesy of Alkermes, Inc.)
One CEU contact hour certificate is available for $5.00.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Networking
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch & Program
Michelle Roberts, M.Ed, MSJ, PLPC, NCC
Roberts received a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She worked as an investigative reporter at The Chicago Sun-Times and, later, at The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.). Her investigative reporting on Oregon’s 120-year-old psychiatric hospital, which exposed inhumane practices and decrepit facilities for all of its 800 patients, led to the facility’s closure. These stories informed and inspired her paper’s 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. The following year, Roberts was one of four principal reporters who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. Roberts was a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow at the Carter Center in Atlanta in 2005, and has been involved in center initiatives ever since.
Roberts is a founding director at Health Literacy Media, a St. Louis-based health care communications nonprofit, created in 2009. She is currently a doctoral candidate in clinical mental health counseling at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she also received a master’s degree in education in counseling. She is nationally certified psychotherapist and an empathy researcher.