Jamelia Hand MHS, CADC, MISAI is the owner and principal consultant of Vantage Clinical Consulting LLC where she provides strategic direction and training to healthcare organizations on Opioid Addiction topics. She is a professor, author, and treatment advocate for Addiction and Recovery issues. She serves as an Advisory Board member for Governors State University’s Addictions Studies Program, Board member of the Illinois Certification Board, President Elect for NAADAC (IL) and she’s the President of the Governors State University Addiction Studies Alumni Club. She speaks passionately to many Healthcare Professionals, Family Groups, Treatment Centers and Corporate Organizations on Prevention, Addiction, Treatment, Recovery, Advocacy and Opioid Overdose. Her message always includes that Substance Use Disorder is a family disease and should be treated as such. Her advocacy received the attention of the IL House of Representatives and she was awarded for her advocacy in Opioid Overdose. For 20 years, she has taken great pride in being knowledgeable about resources to support recovery and has enjoyed being able to translate that excitement to anyone who will listen, especially students who are interested in working in the field of addictions or treatment providers who are experiencing burnout.