Recovery Capital Conference to host Patrick J. Kennedy as Keynote Speaker September 26

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Toronto / September 26, 2019 – Recovery Capital Conference Toronto is hosting its second annual addiction conference, taking place September 26-27 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto. Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative (D-RI), lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, and founder of The Kennedy Forum and of, will be a keynote speaker. He will also participate in a fireside chat alongside industry leaders from New Start Foundation and from Edgewood Health Network.

According to the conference website, its goal is to increase the collective understanding of the full continuum of options, including evidence-based treatment, behavioral and psychological interventions, harm reduction, medication assisted therapies, and peer support/12-step recovery programs. The event will feature world-renowned experts, policy influencers and disrupters who will discuss, share, and collaborate on the many facets of recovery.

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About Patrick J. Kennedy:

Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) is a lifelong mental health advocate and former member of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. He is the founder of The Kennedy Forum, a convening think tank tackling mental health and addiction issues and co-founder of One Mind, a global leader in open science collaboration for brain research. In 2015, he co-authored A Common Struggle, a New York Times best seller, which details his personal journey and provides a roadmap for the future of mental health policy. Mr. Kennedy is pushing for full enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. He was the lead sponsor of this groundbreaking legislation, which requires health plans cover mental health, eating disorder, and addiction care health benefits the same way they cover physical health benefits. To learn about Mr. Kennedy’s efforts, please visit