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Prevention Perk Podcast
The Power of Lived Experience
January 8, 2024

Seth Dewey has been an advocate for social change in the substance use arena since 2017. He is a co-founder of the Kansas Recovery Network, a grassroots Harm Reduction coalition and has been working in public health since 2020. His passion revolves around the health, rights, and well-being of people who use drugs, people in recovery (no matter the path), and for the populations disproportionately affected by substance use due to the antiquated policies surrounding the issue.

Seth is actively involved in recovery housing efforts including serving as the Oxford House World Council Chairman. Recently he was appointed to the Governors Behavioral Health Services Planning Committee for the State of Kansas. Seth is a student at Fort Hays State University pursuing his BS in organizational leadership.

Connect with Seth: [email protected]

The funder of this project, along with all other products of the Mid-America PTTC is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Although funded by SAMHSA, the content of this recording does not necessarily reflect the views of SAMHSA. SAMHSA's working definition of recovery defines recovery as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. Learn more about SAMHSA’s focus on recovery and support at

The SAMHSA Harm Reduction Framework is the first document to comprehensively outline harm reduction and its role within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Framework will inform SAMHSA’s harm reduction activities moving forward, as well as related policies, programs, and practices.  Download this resource here