Will’s Place to be featured at Harvard’s Recovery Research Institute Seminar

Will’s Place Recovery Resource Center has been selected as the featured RRC at the Recovery Research Institute’s seminar series on Friday.

Will’s Place board member and recovery advocate Dr. Mark Lassiter, DDS, will present a 4=minute segment about Will’s Place at the beginning of the seminar in an effort to help attendees (healthcare providers, clinicians, scientists) who might not be familiar with what Recovery Resource Centers are and how they function.

The Recovery Research Institute is the leading nonprofit research institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, dedicated to the advancement of addiction treatment and recovery. Founded in 2012 by Dr. John F. Kelly, the Recovery Research Institute is a team of innovative scientist working through research, education and outreach to enhance recovery through science, conducting and disseminating the most up-to-date research findings for individuals, families, healthcare professionals and policymakers alike.

In 2021, Will’s Place was asked to participate in a nationwide survey on recovery community centers. The survey was part of the Recovery Research Institute’s initiative to advance science on recovery resource centers.

Will’s Place is a recovery resource center, founded by Allison Hudson to honor the life of her brother, Will Hudson, who died from a fentanyl overdose on April 22, 2012. Will’s Place is a North Carolina 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization serving the community of Stanly County. The mission of Will’s Place is to reduce the barriers that prevent people from achieving long term sustainable sobriety by combating stigma, providing treatment options, education and awareness programs and advocate for individuals and families who lives have been impacted by addiction.