The Rationale and Science on Long-term Treatment and Recovery Support Services

Friday, September 27, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM

The Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont 
3.5 CE Contact Hours

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John F. Kelly, PhD

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Course Description: 

Since the “war on drugs” was declared in 1970, significant changes have occurred reflected by shifting drug policy, the forming of national institutes of health research and dissemination, and the production of empirically-supported treatments for substance use disorder. Dr. Kelly will cover policy, research, and treatment during the past half century, examining clinical paradigm shifts that have occurred and focus on current evidence-based treatments for substance use and related problems over the long-term and into sustained remission and recovery.

Learning Objectives - at the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the theoretical and empirical rationale for treating addiction as a chronic illness.
  2. Name three different pathways through which individuals recover from substance-related conditions.
  3. List at least two of the major treatment paradigm shifts that have occurred during the past 50 years in addressing addiction.

John F. Kelly, PhD, is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute. His clinical and research work includes implementation of evidence-based practices, reducing addiction stigma, and mechanisms of behavior change.

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Friday, September 27, 2019
The Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Coffee and Registration
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
50 Years of Addiction Policy, Research, and Treatment: Shifting Paradigms
Prevalence, Pathways, and Predictors of Addiction Recovery: Novel Findings and Their Clinical and Public Health Implications
10:15 AM -10:30 AM
Break and Refreshments 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
          Extending the Framework of Treatment: Rationale and Science on Addiction Recovery Support Services
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM 
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