Allie V. Severino

Fresh Start Initiative

Allie Severino is the President and Founder of Fresh Start Initiative. Fresh Start Initiative is a community- based outreach program based out of South Florida. Severino is certified through the National Council of Behavioral Health as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor as well as a current undergraduate. Severino Produces and hosts a docuseries, “Dopesick Nation” that air’s on VICELAND network in the USA, AU, and the UK. Her television show was inspired by “American Relapse” a full-length feature documentary which dove into the world of those addicted and the ones tasked with treating the addiction. Beyond inspiring an award-winning television show, American Relapse became a 10x award-winning film.
Severino made her debut in the behavioral health industry in 2010 when she launched a recovery-based behavioral health magazine, “Fresh Start”. She has always made it a passion and priority to improve access to care to her community.


Nominations Open for the 2022 Richard Lane/Robert Holden Advocacy Award! - NAMA Recovery lane-holden-award-2022/

The deadline for submissions is Friday June 24, 2022, at 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time.


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