Sherry Daley

Recovery Residence Training

Sherry Daley is a leading addiction treatment advocate in California where she has been instrumental in policy development for the alcohol/drug profession and industry for more than 30 years. Her experience in law and regulation includes engagement in crafting and implementing the state’s coverage for substance use disorder; prohibitions against patient brokering; recovery residence civil rights legislation; enforcement of the state’s parity laws; strengthening regulation of licensed and certified facilities; and developing new regulations for certified counselors.

Daley’s legislative program for the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals won the distinguished National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s 2022 Organizational Achievement in Advocacy Award for being one of the most recognized and trusted advocacy organizations in the addiction services space in the nation. Under her leadership, the organization sponsored over 20 legislative bills, including the nation’s first state-level, anti-patient brokering law; follow-up legislation to create “safe harbors” for assisting people seeking housing or transportation to support treatment and recovery in ethical ways; an addiction patient bill of rights and anti-fraud bill; a $9 million workforce bill; and more. She has led the nation in campaigns to eliminate discriminatory local ordinances that ban recovery residences where people in early recovery seek stable housing.

Daley is published in several industry publications including, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Weekly, Counselor Magazine, and the CCAPP Weekly Dispatch. She also wrote and produced Crossroads Centere Antigua’s quarterly publication for Eric Clapton’s renowned facility. She is the author of Kristina with a K: A Rainbow Person’s Journey from Addiction to Recovery, a memoir/self-help book based on the life of nationally acclaimed motivational speaker, Kristina Padilla. Daley has a Master of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and served as Planning Commission Chair for a city south of Sacramento, California.