Glenn Greenwald Addresses Drug Decriminalization at Foundations Recovery Network’s 40th National Conference

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October 1, 2014

Rob Waggener and Glenn GreenwaldGroundbreaking Journalist and Bestselling Author Provides Opening Keynote Presentation at Moments of Change

West Palm Beach, Florida, September 29, 2014 – Foundations Recovery Network, an innovative behavioral health treatment provider, is proud to announce the start of its 40th national conference by hosting the groundbreaking journalist and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald as a featured keynote speaker at the Moments of Change conference. Moments of Change brings together leading experts specializing in the fields of addiction and mental health treatment. The conference is being held in West Palm Beach, Fla., September 29 – October 2, 2014, at The Breakers Resort.

Glenn Greenwald’s keynote presentation, “Drug Decriminalization in Portugal: Lessons for Creating Fair and Successful Drug Policies,” addresses his research and insight into what has been dubbed “The Portugal Experiment”—when Portugal made the bold decision to decriminalize drugs in 2001. Mr. Greenwald presented the outcomes and societal effects resulting from this policy shift, drawing some conclusions and parallels between how and why this approach could be implemented elsewhere. He also addressed the role of the behavioral health industry regarding this important topic.

Moments of Change is a conference designed to supply professionals with the information, skills and resources to address the growing needs of an ever-diversifying patient base. Focusing on intervention, process addictions, specialty populations, trauma and severe mental health conditions, this conference can help treatment professionals of all backgrounds stay informed about the most recent behavioral health trends, current therapy methods and best practices for working with treatment-resistant patients and their families to provide long-term recovery. In all, over 45 speakers will present content incorporating evidence-based treatment therapies.

For more information about the conference, please visit discontinued events.


Glenn Greenwald is an American lawyer, journalist and author. He was a columnist for Guardian US from August 2012 to October 2013. He was a columnist for from 2007 to 2012, and an occasional contributor to The Guardian. Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator. At Salon, he contributed as a columnist and blogger, focusing on political and legal topics. He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The American Conservative, The National Interest, and In These Times.

Greenwald was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013. Three of the four books he authored have been New York Times bestsellers. Greenwald is a frequent speaker on college campuses, including Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, UCLA School of Law, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Maryland. He frequently appears on various radio and television programs.


Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Foundations Recovery Network is one of the premier organizations for treating those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. FRN’s treatment facilities include Michael’s House in Palm Springs, Calif.; The Canyon in Malibu, Calif.; La Paloma in Memphis, Tenn.; and Black Bear Lodge in Sautee, Ga.; as well as full-service outpatient treatment centers in Atlanta, Ga.; Santa Monica, Calif.; Memphis, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; San Francisco, Calif.; and Palm Springs, Calif.

All Foundations Recovery Network treatment centers practice a system of care that treats co-occurring disorders in a fully integrated approach for lasting recovery. For more information, please visit

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