Andrea Grubb Barthwell

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"Andrea Grubb-Barthwell is CEO of HRDI and director of healthcare and policy-consulting firm EMGlobal LLC. President George W Bush nominated her as deputy director for Demand Reduction in the UNODCP Office of national Drug Control Policy. Andrea was a principal adviser in the [White House] Executive Office of the President on policies aimed at reducing the demand for illicit drugs. During her tenure, the Bush administration publicised science-based facts about the dangers of marijuana and drug legalisation, promoted student drug testing as a deterrent and an identification tool, and promoted drug courts. Andrea was also a member of the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged Youth and its Domestic Violence Working Group. She worked with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to define its research scope. She hosted a weekly cable show on Aids, and is past president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In 2003, Andrea received the Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education & Research iin Substance Abuse. In 1997, she was named one of the "Best Doctors in America" in addiction. She is a trustee of the Addiction Recovery Foundation ." [1]


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  1. Addiction Recovery Foundation Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 19, 2013.