The president of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition (NAADPC), Dr. Winston Price, announced Deborah King as their national spokesperson. Ms. King joins the renowned organization that has served as an outspoken catalyst for correcting antiquated and ineffective substance use disorder policies in the US since 2004.
"Ms. King is uniquely and highly qualified to help deliver this critical message of drug policy inequalities to communities, lawmakers, health policy leaders and legislators." says Dr. Price
Deborah King holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensics Crime Investigation from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from South University. She is also board certified as a national Recovery Coach and Interventionist.
Ms. King also is CEO of her own entertainment management enterprise and has an extensive background in media and public relations serving more than 25 years as Executive Consultant for Don King Productions, Inc. where she handled all aspects of public relations, contract negotiations and marketing.
On her own life's mission she states "I am a survivor, an advocate, and ambassador for recovery. I love life and I am honored to be a child of God. Without my faith, I would not have made it" http://lionessmagazine.com/deborah-king-talks-the-busines...
Judge Arthur Burnett, Sr. a founding NAADPC board member notes that Ms. King is "sincere, full of integrity and extremely passionate on our issues".
About National African American Drug Policy Coalition
The National African American Drug Policy Coalition is a coalition of pre-eminent African American professional organizations united to promote drug policies and laws that embrace the public health nature of drug abuse and provide a more effective and humane approach to address the chronic societal problem of drug abuse.
The NAADPC provides a non-partisan forum for developing and promoting policies and practices related to substance abuse in the African American community. The organization will present an interdisciplinary, scientifically grounded perspective, and thereby provide a voice now missing from the highly polarized debate on public health versus punitive approaches. For more information visit www.naadpc.org