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John de Miranda, EdM is a person in long-term recovery who graduated from Harvard University with a master's degree in Counseling Psychology. He has held a variety of positions in the addiction prevention and treatment sectors. The son of a Cuban immigrant, he has provided executive leadership to treatment programs in San Diego and Monterey County. He is a regular contributor to Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly and has contributed six major articles to Addiction Professional. For 15 years he has taught in the alcohol/drug studies programs at the University of California, Berkeley and San Diego. In 2010, SAMHSA selected Mr. de Miranda as an "Ask the Expert" participant. More recently, he has been appointed to the Prop 63 Advisory Committee which will determine use of the California's marijuana tax revenue for youth prevention, treatment, and education. Also, he was recently selected a Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholar by KAC (Knowledge, Action, Change) and attended the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, Poland.
  • A very hopeful, healing and transformative experience!


  • We find the leaders in our field at WCSAD.


  • The best conference in my 30+ years in the field.


  • WCSAD is the only national addiction conference we exhibit at annually because it meets all of our objectives – more awareness, lead generation and networking.


  • A Disneyland of information, empowering us to improve our common goal in the field of addiction disorders.


  • As a first-time exhibitor and sponsor, our team enjoyed maintaining and securing new connections while having fun.


  • Intimate clinically-driven, great conference.


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Featured Session: Understanding LGBTQi Role Responsibility during Times of Collective Uncertainly

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