2018 Awareness Event
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2017 Annual Awareness Event: Conversations Change Lives


The annual awareness event featured a keynote presentation from former Denver Bronco, Tyrone Braxton, LCSW.


Thank you to our Sponsors!


MINES and Associates


Anonymous Sponsor

Lee Ann Aden & Mark Tokheim

Elizabeth M. Pace



Ed & Colleen Casper

CeDAR—Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation  Centennial Peaks Hospital

Colorado Chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association

Colorado Dental Association Foundation

Colorado Nurses Foundation

Sara & Howard Jarrett

National Jewish Health

Signal Behavioral Health Network

USW 920 Local—Colorado Professional Employees Staff Chain Pharmacists



Dr. Jeffrey & Deborah Astroth

Dr. Kerry Broderick

Dan & Rachel Burrows

Dana Bustos

Capitol Success Group

Cherry Creek Benefits

Colorado Nurses Association

Colorado Veterinary Medical Association

Creative Treatment Options

Crossroads’ Turning Point, Inc.

Davis, Graham & Stubbs, LLP

Vel Garner

Harmony Foundation

Health Management Associates

Jane & Annie Klein

Lynn & Cynthia Koenck

MidWestOne Bank

MileHi Integrations, LLC

Dr. Shelly Sandel & Dr. Bill Henry

David Stuhr

Jill Taylor & Robert Cartmell


Prior Year Annual Event Information

Annual Awareness Event – 2016

Our 2016 Annual Awareness Event took place on June 22nd.  Thanks to all our sponsors and supporters for making it a great night! The keynote address was presented by Dr. Thomas McLellan, former Deputy Director of the ONDCP and co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute. Dr. McLellan focused on the prevention substance use and mental health disorders with a focus on community implementation. To view his presentation from the evening, click here.


Annual Awareness Event – April  2015

Our 2015 Annual Awareness Event took place on April 29, 2015 at the Denver Art Museum. The event featured keynote speaker Dr. Thomas McLellan, former Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute, an independent, nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to science-driven reform of treatment and policy in substance use. His keynote address focused on the value of the continuum of care for substance use disorders in helping medicine and healthcare achieve more effective and efficient results in treating this illness. To view Dr. McLellan’s keynote presentation, please click here.


Peer Assistance Services’ 30th Anniversary Celebration – May 2014

The event featured David Sheff, author of the New York Times best-selling books “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy” and the memoir Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction”.

We also premiered our new video.  Please click this link to watch: Peer Assistance Services, Inc. Video


Annual Awareness event – May 2013

The 2013 Annual Awareness event featured a keynote address by Vincent Felitti, M.D., a noted researcher and co-principal investigator of the internationally recognized Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. The ACE Study, a long-term, in-depth, retrospective and prospective analysis of over 17,000 adults showed a strong link to major causes of adult mortality in the U.S. including substance use, abuse, dependence and related diseases.  Information about the ACE study can be accessed at: The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease and ACES Too High.