Thursday,  April 11, 2019 | 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

 The Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Join us for a reception and seated dinner featuring a keynote address by Austin Eubanks, a nationally recognized speaker on behavioral health and addiction recovery. An injured survivor of the 1999 Columbine shooting, Austin’s traumatic experience as a teen was the catalyst to his painful journey through addiction. Now in long-term recovery, he has devoted his career to helping those who have turned to substances as a result of trauma. Austin has spoken to thousands across the nation about his personal journey while discussing strategies to address issues of substance use.

 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship / Tickets - Pay by check
Sponsorship / Tickets - Online Purchase

A 4.5% convenience fee is added to credit card transactions. Sponsors are encouraged to pay by check.

Presenting Sponsor - $5,000
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Eight tickets (1 table) with priority seating

Partner Sponsor - $2,500
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Six tickets with preferred seating

Patron Sponsors - $1,250
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Four tickets with preferred seating

Advocate Sponsor - $500
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Two tickets

Individual Ticket - $100

For questions or additional information, please contact Alicia Trujillo at or 303.369.0039 extension 237.

PAST awareness EVENTS

Annual Awareness Event – 2018

Our 2018 awareness event took place on June 6th. We presented this year’s Founders Awards to OMNI Institute, Representative Brittany Pettersen and Senator Cheri Jahn. Our keynote speaker was Dr. John F. Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the founder and director of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Kelly presented the science of treating substance use disorder as a chronic illness.

Visit to access more research by Dr. Kelly and his team at the Recovery Research Institute.

Annual Awareness Event – 2017

Our 2017 Awareness Event took place on June 27th.  The event featured the launch of One Degree: Shift the Influence, a statewide public awareness campaign focused on alcohol and marijuana use.  Demonstrations of online, interactive simulations were provided by Kognito.  Former Denver Bronco, Tyrone Braxton provided a keynote address. To learn more about our campaign visit 

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.