Stick with the Winners! –

Sept. 4, 2020 – LARA’s mission is to create Recovery Community Organizations in Spanish that will ultimately reduce health disparities among the Hispanic communities.

Angelo Lagares has worked as an activist and leader in prevention in treatment services internationally. Since 1991, he has received extensive professional training and development throughout the years.He trained with Boston University Public Health and CASA in The Joined Together Program in 2009 until 2012, Introduction to Certified Addiction Professional at Palm Beach Community College in 2008, and Human Service Specialist at Boricua College in New York in 2004. He was one of fifty advocates nationwide to be chosen to lead Mobilize Recovery, funded by Facebook’s Community Leadership program, which was aimed at changing public and professional attitudes about addiction recovery, and breaking the intergenerational stigma surrounding addiction.

Q. If you are in recovery, what was your Drug of Choice? When did you stop using?
A. In Recovery since 2005. Methadone, crack and Etoh (ethanol).

Q. Have you ever been arrested and if so, for what?
A. Drug possession.

Q. Do you think addiction is an illness, disease, a choice or a wicked twist of fate?
A. For me a brain disease.

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