We are thrilled to announce that Jorge R. Petit, MD, was recently appointed to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council.
Dr. Petit will be joining the SAMHSA CSAT National Advisory Council this month and look forward to working with renowned national experts and professionals on improving access to and reducing barriers to addiction treatment services. “We all know that it is not just a matter of clinical necessity but a fundamental cornerstone of health equity to ensure that every individual, regardless of their background or circumstances, has an equal opportunity to reclaim their well-being and rebuild their lives,” stated Dr. Petit.
The National Advisory Council plays a pivotal role in guiding and advising SAMHSA’s efforts to address substance use disorders and promote effective treatment strategies. Comprising a diverse and knowledgeable group of professionals from various fields, including healthcare, academia, research, and community advocacy, the Council convenes to provide valuable insights, recommendations, and expertise to enhance the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and policies aimed at improving the lives of individuals and families affected by substance abuse. Through its collaborative efforts, the SAMHSA CSAT National Advisory Council helps shape a comprehensive and compassionate approach to prevention and high-quality, effective substance use disorder treatment and recovery services, contributing to the overall wellbeing of communities and individuals across the nation.
Mental Health News Education, publisher of Behavioral Health News and Autism Spectrum News, is especially proud of Dr. Petit’s new appointment as he is a long-time Member of the Board of Directors. Congratulations Jorge!