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Addictions Track

National Council Conference SUBSTANCE USE Track

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing has been working closely with our substance use planning committee, and in particular SAAS CEO Becky Vaughn, to build a robust substance use track for the 2014 National Council Conference. Here’s a glimpse of our evolving line-up of speakers, workshops, and other activities. Check Out The Growing List of Substance Use Sessions. You can expect a number of compelling and thought-provoking sessions led by these experts during the conference. A few of the confirmed workshops include:

  • The Unintended Consequences of Doing Good
  • The Intersection of Substance Use Treatment and Primary Care
  • Integrating Medication Assisted Treatment into Service Delivery
  • Best Practices in Utilizing Recovery Coaches and Peers in Treatment
  • Seeking Safety: An Evidence-based Approach for Substance Use and Trauma
  • What Works? Treating Substance Use in Children and Adolescents
  • Using the New ASAM Criteria to Move from Sick Care to Wellness
  • Sharing Roundtable: Housing for Individuals in Recovery
  • Treating Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Illness — Lessons from the Field
  • Medicaid Eligibility & Enrollment: An Era of Change
Meet Some of our Headliners.
  • Nora Volkow. National Institute on Drug Abuse Director. Leading brain researcher.
  • Patrick Kennedy. Staunch addictions care advocate. Brain research crusader.
  • A. Thomas McLellan. America’s leading addiction treatment researcher.
  • Doug Marlowe. Nation’s top drug court researcher.
  • Lisa Najavits. Internationally known trauma and substance use treatment innovator
  • Marc Fishman. Addiction medicine thought leader. Co-editor of the ASAM criteria.
  • David Mee-Lee. Expert in co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Chief editor of the ASAM criteria.

In addition to our headliners, several leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services — including SAMHSA Administrator Pamela Hyde — will speak in several substance use thought leader sessions and workshops.

Network with Other Substance Use Professionals. The National Council Conference will have ample opportunities — more than ever before — for substance use treatment providers to network, share, and learn from one another. Speak Up on Capitol Hill. The National Council’s Hill Day will take place during Conference ’14, on May 7. What an ideal opportunity to let your legislators know about the changes needed to ensure people with substance use disorders have the right treatments, access, and protections! Watch an Inspirational Documentary. Don’t miss the documentary, The Anonymous People, that will screen as part of the National Council Conference Film Festival. See how 23 million Americans live in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

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