Nuno Capez

Recovery Capital Conference Speaker

Overcoming Addiction in Canada by building Recovery Capital and building on our strengths.

Do you manage employees or work in healthcare?

The Recovery Capital Conference is a must attend event.

Workplace  |  Healthcare  |  Families  | Communities

Featuring global experts and workshops

Nuno Capez

  •  September 11th 2019 Calgary AB
  • September 13th 2019 Winnipeg MB
  • September 20th 2019 Regina SK
  • September 24th 2019 Halifax SK

addiction recovery conference

Portugal Drug Policy, more than just decriminalization 

 

 

In 2001 Portugal decriminalized the usage of all drugs and diverted drug users from the judicial / criminal system to the health care system.

In this session

  • Nuno will share the Portuguese experience since they decriminalized drugs.
  • Pratical explanation on how the Dissuasion Commissions work on a daily basis.
  • Q&A.

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This year’s conference also features

  • The premiere of a Canadian documentary film on the Portuguese model.
  • Dialogue sessions to help create a recovery capital toolkit for Canadians

 

 

Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House     |  Global BC

Canadian Centre on Substance and Addiction  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Orchard Recovery Centre        |    iRecover Addiction Treatment Centres

 


Who Should Register?

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives.


 

Evening Session with David Sheff

 

Beautiful Boy trailer

 

Steven Page

Recovery Capital Conference Speaker

Overcoming Addiction in Canada by building Recovery Capital and building on our strengths.

Do you manage employees or work in healthcare?

The Recovery Capital Conference is a must attend event.

Workplace  |  Healthcare  |  Families  | Communities

Featuring global experts and workshops

Steven Page  -Two Canadian Dates

  •  September 6th 2019 New Westminster BC
  • September 24th 2019 Halifax SK

 

Overcoming Adversity

 

 

In his funny and self-deprecating keynotes he offers insightful tips on how to feel better, live well, express ourselves every day, and how music helps to heal us. Through moving anecdotes, Page shares his creative processes, how it helped him through his issues. Page talks about overcoming embarrassment, and learning to appreciate, love, and harness his voice. Late in the talk, he picks up an acoustic guitar and starts to strum, reminding us why he’s counted among Canada’s premiere musicians.

A witty, endearing, and introspective speaker, Steven Page enjoyed two decades of success as co-founder of The Barenaked Ladies, the popular band from Scarborough, Ontario, who dominated MuchMusic, sold millions of albums, and received two Billboard Awards and six Junos along the way. His evolving artistic path now has him blazing a solo trail, where he continues to take chances and catch the public’s attention with a variety of new projects—including some of his best material yet.

Register Here <<< New Westminster BC

Register Here <<< Halifax NS

This year’s conference also features

  • The premiere of a Canadian documentary film on the Portuguese model.
  • Dialogue sessions to help create a recovery capital toolkit for Canadians

 

 

Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House     |  Global BC

Canadian Centre on Substance and Addiction  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Orchard Recovery Centre        |    iRecover Addiction Treatment Centres

 


Who Should Register?

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives.


 

Evening Session with David Sheff

 

Beautiful Boy trailer

Register Here <<< New Westminster BC

Register Here <<< Halifax NS

Johann Hari

Recovery Capital Conference Speaker

Overcoming Addiction in Canada by building Recovery Capital and building on our strengths.

Do you manage employees or work in healthcare?

The Recovery Capital Conference is a must attend event.

Workplace  |  Healthcare  |  Families  | Communities

Featuring global experts and workshops

Johann Hari – 4 Canadian Dates:

  •  September 6th 2019 New Westminster BC
  • September 11th 2019 Calgary AB
  • September 13th 2019 Winnipeg MB
  • September 20th 2019 Regina SK

Recovery Capital Conference

Rethinking Addiction Social Recovery in the Age of Loneliness

 

For Johann Hari, drugs have always been personal. One of his earliest memories is of being unable to wake a relative. Since then, he’s watched loved ones struggle with addiction, all the while believing in the basic story about drugs and dependency echoed by our teachers and governments. That is, until he set out to find his own answers. Embarking upon a 30,000-mile, 12-country journey to really understand the war on drugs, Hari uncovered a much different narrative—that everything we’ve been told about addiction for the past 100 years is wrong.

As Hari learned, emerging science proves that addiction isn’t actually caused by drugs, but by conditions of social isolation and pain. Addiction isn’t the result of a moral failing or depravity, or the inevitable result of a chemical dependency, but a product of our social environments. This means we need to pursue a radically different approach to addicts, abandoning conventional cycles of shame, stigma, and incarceration, and instead adopting greater capacities of compassion. “So the opposite of addiction is not sobriety,” Hari writes. “It is human connection.”

In this talk, Hari discusses the landmark studies that demonstrate the connections between addiction and environment. He investigates the countries that have witnessed incredible success by accepting these findings: plummeting rates of drug use, addiction, violent crime, overdoses, and more. And he issues a call to treat the addicts in our lives much differently, changing both our politics and our hearts. Combining the best social science with vividly human anecdotes, this is a transformative talk about what it means to be addicted, and what it means to recover.

Learning Objectives

  1. Emerging science proves that addiction isn’t actually caused by drugs, but by conditions of social isolation and pain.
  2. Addiction isn’t the result of a moral failing or depravity, or the inevitable result of a chemical dependency, but a product of our social environments.
  3. “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety,” Hari writes. “It is human connection.”

Register Here <<<

This year’s conference also features

  • The premiere of a Canadian documentary film on the Portuguese model.
  • Dialogue sessions to help create a recovery capital toolkit for Canadians

 

 

Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House     |  Global BC

Canadian Centre on Substance and Addiction  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Orchard Recovery Centre        |    iRecover Addiction Treatment Centres

Save On Foods Pharmacy       |       HUM Health Upwardly Mobile

Fresh Start Recovery Centre    |   St Raphael Wellness Centre


Who Should Register?

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives.


Johann Hari References

Sigfusdottir, ID., Thorlindsson, T, Kristjansson, AL, Roe, KM, Allegrante, JP (2008). Substance use
prevention for adolescents: the Icelandic Model, Health Promotion International, Vol. 24 No. 1.

Sigfusdottir, ID., Kristjansson, AL, Gudmunsdottir MA , Allegrante, JP (2011).Substance use prevention
through school and community-based health promotion: a transdisciplinary approach from Iceland,
Global Health Promotion 1757-9759; Vol 18(3): 23–26

https://mosaicscience.com/story/iceland-prevent-teen-substance-abuse

Griffin, K.W. and Botvin, G.J. (2010). Evidence-Based Interventions for Preventing Substance Use
Disorders in Adolescents. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. Jul; 19(3): 505–526. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2916744/

Population trends in smoking, alcohol use, and primary prevention variables among adolescents in Iceland, 1997-2014. Addiction 111, 645-652.

Johann Hari BIO

Drawing on international research and diverse studies, Johann Hari’s latest book Lost Connections proposes a simple but radical premise: as depression and anxiety rates rise around the world, maybe we need to look at the causes of mental illness beyond our own brains. His previous book, Chasing the Scream, similarly penetrated our beliefs surrounding addiction. As he persuasively shows audiences, the cure is in solving systemic problems of isolation and poverty—and working towards making people feel they belong, are valued, skilled, and with a secure future. Hari’s is a campaign of human connection. Hari is the author of The New York Times bestselling book Chasing the Scream, the product of his four-year, 12-country, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs. Called “breathtaking” by The Guardian, “gripping” by The Financial Times, and “riveting” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs explores three startling truths: drugs are not what we think they are, and neither is addiction. Hari’s viral TED Talk—viewed online more than 15 million times—is a funny, fascinating, and moving look at the ways in which we turn to addiction as a response to conditions of isolation and disengagement in our lives.

Hari has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, The Nation, Slate, El Mundo, and The Sydney Morning Herald. He was a lead op-ed columnist for The Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, for nine years, and was named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International twice. He was named ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Editorial Intelligence awards, and ‘Gay Journalist of the Year’ at the Stonewall awards. He has also won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for political writing.


Evening Session with David Sheff

 

Beautiful Boy trailer

Just Say Know

Overcoming Addiction in Canada – The Recovery Capital Conference includes evening sessions for families and community to participate in the Recovery Capital discussions.

Just Say Know: Helping Families and Communities Face the Drug-use and Addiction

 

Canadian Dates:

  • New Westminster BC  – September 5th, 2019
  • Calgary AB – September 11th, 2019
  • Winnipeg MB – September 13th, 2019
  • Regina SK – September 20th, 2019
  • Halifax NS – September 24th, 2019

Presentation and Dialogue Sessions will take place to help create a Recovery Capital Assessment Toolkit for Canadians with Substance Use Disorder.

Beautiful Boy Trailer

JUST SAY KNOW with David Sheff

In the past, people thought addiction was a choice made by people without will power or morals, who wanted to get high no matter how much they hurt their loved ones – or themselves. Suffers were shamed and blamed. We demanded of them confession and contrition.

But addiction isn’t a choice. It’s a progressive, chronic, and potentially fatal disease. People who are ill don’t need blame, chastisement, or punishment, but compassion, support, and the best medical treatment available.

Addiction doesn’t only affect the one who’s ill, but their family; every family with an addicted loved one knows the confusion, debilitation, and fear. Like their addicted loved one, they need support. They also need help navigating what can be the most harrowing challenge they’ll ever face.

The good news is that the addicted – and their families – can heal. No person or family can face addiction alone. To help our loved ones and families, communities must come together and work together. Our efforts must involve the efforts of parents, teachers and schools, social services agencies, providers of health care, businesses, faith-based groups, law enforcement, politicians, and others. When we face addiction together, we move out of darkness and suffering and into light, hope, and healing.

Moderated By Linda Lane Devlin from Interventions on Demand

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Just Say Know with David Sheff

 

 

Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House,

Canadian Centre on Substance and Addiction  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Orchard Recovery Centre        |   iRecover Addiction Treatment Centres

Learning Objectives

  1. An understanding of the new paradigm of treating addiction, not as a choice and reflection of character, but as a brain disease – and why it’s essential that people are educated.
  2. An understanding of the broken treatment system that’s rooted in guilt and blaming people who are ill–and as a result is killing people, and what must replace it: science-based treatment.
  3. An understanding of the impact of addition on families and families’ roles in preventing drug use and treating addiction. In addiction, the ways families can be helped.
  4. To learn how to replace useless prevention techniques of the past with ones that work, including those based on addressing the underlying reasons people use drugs (stress, mental illness, poverty, family dysfunction, etc).

David Sheff Bio

David Sheff is the author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, a number-one New York Times bestseller. The book was based on his article, “My Addicted Son,” which appeared in the New York Times Magazine and won a special award from the American Psychological Association for “outstanding contribution to the understanding of addiction.” In 2009, David was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Influential People. A feature film adaptation of “Beautiful Boy,” produced by Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment and starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet, was released in the U.S. in October 2018 and internationally in February 2019.

David followed Beautiful Boy with the book Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy, also a New York Times bestseller. Clean was the result of the years David spent investigating the disease of addiction and America’s drug problem, which he sees as the greatest public health challenge of our time. The Partnership for Drug-free Kids honored him with a Special Tribute Award “in recognition of his voice and leadership for families who are struggling with addiction.” He was also awarded the College of Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD) Media Award, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Media Award, and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Media Award “to recognize his compelling portrayal of addiction and its personal effects on families and society as a whole.”

David also contributed to HBO’s Addiction: Why Can’t They Just Stop. Along with The New York Times Magazine, he has written for The New York Times, Wired, Rolling Stone, Outside, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Playboy, Esquire and Observer Magazine in England, Foreign Literature in Russia, and Playboy (Shueisha) in Japan. He has conducted seminal interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, Steve Jobs, and others.

Sanjay Gupta, MD, chief medical correspondent for CNN, says, “David Sheff knows addiction as no parent would ever want. Through it all, he’s tapped into a unique ability to convey the pain, wisdom and love that he’s experienced through many turbulent years with his son Nic. As a journalist, father and clear-eyed chronicler of addiction, David is without peer.”

Dr. Andrea Barthwell

Recovery Capital Conference Speaker

Overcoming Addiction in Canada by building Recovery Capital and building on our strengths.

Do you manage employees or work in healthcare?

The Recovery Capital Conference is a must attend event.

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Dr. Andrea Barthwell
Anvil Centre New Westminster BC September 5th 2019

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Individualized Treatment for Recovery Enhancement: Managing expectations for outcomes

 

Behavioral Health Programs are popping up like daffodils in spring- often inspired by a great piece of beachfront property, an idea, or the potential to cash out in 5- 7 years.   Join Dr. Barthwell for her keynote session on September 5th during the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has defined the elements of treatment but many new programs resist adoption of these scientifically derived principles in favor of ones own recovery experience or a branded treatment model (packaged empirical ideas or research ideas without attribution) promoted by a charismatic speaker who is on the road so much you wonder when he has the time to see patients.

Dr. Barthwell will compare and contrast two treatment processes that focus on disparate outcomes and setting informed by a comprehensive bio-psycho-social-spiritual-emotional assessment which is used to develop actionable treatment plans aimed at producing resilient, sustained recovery.  The notion, and necessity, of a track for a certain condition (i.e. trauma, PTSD, pain, etc.) in the treatment setting will be explored.

Learning Objectives

  1. List the NIDA principles of treatment
  2. Discuss how the expected outcome of a short residential program varies from longer care
  3. Argue why and how trauma should be addressed in primary treatment

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Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION 

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES 

Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

 

 

Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House,

Canadian Centre on Substance and Addiction  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Orchard Recovery Centre        |   iRecover Addiction Treatment Centres

Save On Foods Pharmacy   |  Global BC


Who Should Register?

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives.


Dr. Andrea Barthwell BIO

Andrea Grubb Barthwell, MD, FASAM is an internationally renowned physician that has been a pioneer in the field of addiction medicine within the American Addiction Society of Medicine (ASAM) and a contributor to the field of alcoholism and addiction treatment. She is a past president of ASAM, was awarded Fellow status, and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Dr. Barthwell has been widely regarded by her peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America” in addiction medicine.

Dr. Barthwell’s career has been as diverse and successful as the patients for whom she advocates. Her career has been comprised of a unique balance of research and practice, and reflects her steadfast commitment to merging scientific inquiry with the human side of addiction: Dr. Barthwell has combined involvement in governmental policy with community-based work in health-care organizations, as well as serving on a number of editorial boards of scientific journals and widely publishing her own research.

Dr. Barthwell left clinical practice in 2002 when called to service as the Deputy Director for Demand Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) by President George W. Bush. Following her service at ONDCP, Dr. Barthwell has worked to advance policies that strengthen medical care within addiction settings, conceived and developed a state-of-the-art holistic center for the treatment of alcoholism and drug dependence (Two Dreams with programs in Chicago, Illinois and Outer Banks, North Carolina), and re-opened her multispecialty group practice for the treatment of trauma, pain, and addiction in Chicago (Encounter Medical Group).

Dr. Barthwell is widely published and has served on a number of national advisory boards and committees, most notably the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) Drug Abuse Advisory Committee. Currently, she serves as a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). She was appointed a clinical professorship for the School of Social Welfare at the State University of New York Stony Brook (SUNY). Additionally, Dr. Barthwell has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Research (2010-present), the Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice (2005-present), the American Journal on Addictions (1995-2002), the Journal of Maintenance in the Addictions (1997-2002), and the NIDA Editorial Advisory Board (1994-2002). She is the founder of “The Parents’ Academy”, a lecture series aimed at helping parents rear tobacco-, alcohol-, and drug-resistant children.

Evening event with David Sheff

 

Beautiful Boy trailer

Rand Teed

Recovery Capital Conference Speaker

Overcoming Addiction in Canada by building Recovery Capital and building on our strengths.

Do you manage employees or work in healthcare?

The Recovery Capital Conference is a must attend event.

Workplace  |  Healthcare  |  Families  | Communities

Featuring global experts and workshops:

Rand Teed
Anvil Centre New Westminster BC September 5th 2019

Rand Teed
Mining The Mind – Neuroplasticity in Recovery Capital

Recovery is an ongoing process of replacing old patterns with new patterns. Neuroplasticity is the brains capacity to build new connections which create new feelings and behaviors. This presentation will outline the science behind ‘changing your mind’ as well as tips, techniques and methods of helping people in recovery (any stage) continue to enhance their recovery path.

Learning Objective

  1. Understand the science behind changing thinking.
  2. Understanding how meditation and mindfulness can be effectively practices to enhance recovery capital.
  3. Importance of establishing recovery based routines.

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Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION 

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES 

Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

 

 

Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House,

Canadian Centre on Substance and Addiction  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Orchard Recovery Centre        |   iRecover Addiction Treatment Centres

Save On Foods Pharmacy   |  Global BC


Who Should Register?

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives.

Rand Teed References

Rand Teed BIO

Rand has been working with teens and adults for over 40 years and for the past 20 years has been helping them understand how substance use can get in the way of having the life they want.

B.A, a B.Ed and is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor

He is the developer of the Drug Class program which has been offered in many Regina High Schools for several years and is the writer and host of the Award Winning Drug Class TV Series.(Gemini Award Best Direction in A Youth Series 2008)

Rand is also a very experienced addiction counselor. He has also worked as a counselor in the Regina Detox Centre.

Is a regular presenter on Recovery across the country and was the featured speaker for SADD Saskatchewan’s 2010 provincial Impaired Driving Awareness Campaign.

Regularly presents on dealing with Substance Use and Abuse. Has been an instructor and coordinator with SGI’s Driving Without Impairment Program.
Recipient of the University of Regina Teaching Development Centre – Inspiring Teaching Award, 2005.

Currently on the Board of SAFI Saskatchewan Addiction Foundation, and is a past member of the Board of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation.

Current member of National Recovery Advisory Council and Saskatchewan Representative on CCSMH Cannabis Working Group 46 years of continuous sobriety.

Awarded the 2010 Kaiser Foundation Award for Excellence in Media reporting and the 2014 City of Regina “Mayor’s Honour Roll” for contributions to substance abuse prevention.

Saskatchewan member of National Recovery Advisory Committee for CCSA
Awarded the 2015 Angus Campbell Award for the Province of Saskatchewan.
IC&RC International Prevention Specialist of the Year 2016


Evening event with David Sheff

 

Beautiful Boy trailer

Erik Leijonmarck

Recovery Capital Conference Speaker

Overcoming Addiction in Canada by building Recovery Capital and building on our strengths.

Do you manage employees or work in healthcare?

The Recovery Capital Conference is a must attend event.

Workplace  |  Healthcare  |  Families  | Communities

Featuring global experts and workshops

Erik Leijonmarck
Anvil Centre New Westminster BC September 5th 2019

Primary prevention as building blocks for healthy communities – case of Iceland

Preventing drug use is difficult. Ingrained habits are hard to change, and individuals tend to not act on information of what is best for them. The idea that “nothing can be done” to seriously address levels of drugs use in society has contributed to a policy focus on making drug use less harmful or accommodated through health interventions rather than trying to bring down demand for drugs overall.

But significant and population wide reductions in drug use can be achieved through consistent and evidence-based alterations of the social environments in lives of young people. By mapping and addressing risk and protective factors in local communities’ youngsters can be prevented from establishing patterns of drug seeking and anti-social behaviour.

This requires a shift in thinking, from an individual perspective to a collective perspective, and from short-term goal setting to long-term goal setting.

 

 

On Iceland levels of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs use have been decreasing for consecutive 20 years to very low levels, resulting in lesser demand for treatment and costs for the health care sector. Since 2017 the world is increasingly looking towards the island in the Atlantic Ocean whose efforts in bringing down levels of substance use have sparked a silent revolution among parents, schools and the wider communities as social capital grows.

What are the lessons learnt in Iceland?

What can be imported into other cultural settings?

How does one go about doing it?

Learning Objectives

  1. An understanding of what Icelandic society was like in the 1990s and what has changed since.
  2. Know-how of how the change came about and how communities are working in practice today to address substance use on Iceland?
  3. Roadmap on how municipalities outside of Iceland can go about initiating work towards evidence based primary prevention in their countries.

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Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION 

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES 

 

Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House,

Canadian Centre on Substance and Addiction  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Orchard Recovery Centre        |   iRecover Addiction Treatment Centres

Save On Foods Pharmacy   |  Global BC

Who Should Register?

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives.

Erik Leijonmarck References

Sigfusdottir, ID., Thorlindsson, T, Kristjansson, AL, Roe, KM, Allegrante, JP (2008). Substance use prevention for adolescents: the Icelandic Model, Health Promotion International, Vol. 24 No. 1.

Sigfusdottir, ID., Kristjansson, AL, Gudmunsdottir MA , Allegrante, JP (2011).Substance use prevention through school and community-based health promotion: a transdisciplinary approach from Iceland,
Global Health Promotion 1757-9759; Vol 18(3): 23–26

https://mosaicscience.com/story/iceland-prevent-teen-substance-abuse

Griffin, K.W. and Botvin, G.J. (2010). Evidence-Based Interventions for Preventing Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. Jul; 19(3): 505–526.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2916744/

Population trends in smoking, alcohol use, and primary prevention variables among adolescents in Iceland, 1997-2014. Addiction 111, 645-652

ABOUT ICELAND

In the 1990s a group of Icelandic social scientists along with policy makers and practitioners, began collaborating in an effort to better understand the societal factors influencing substance use among adolescents and potential approaches to prevention.

The team developed an evidence-based approach to adolescent substance use prevention that involved a broad range of relevant stake holders who worked together on a community-based, socially embedded and highly participatory effort.

This approach to mitigating the drivers of substance use became so successful that 20 years later their work have evolved into Planet Youth and is currently being imported into countries all over the globe.

Erik Leijonmarck BIO

Erik Leijonmarck is the Secretary General of European Cities Action Network for Drug Free Societies (ECAD). He holds a degree in Political Science from Uppsala University in Sweden, specialising in international relations and foreign policy decision making. He has previously worked at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm focusing on organized crime and drug trafficking in primarily the Baltic Sea Region.

As Secretary General of ECAD he disseminates best practices on prevention of drugs use, treatment of addiction and social reintegration of drug addicts as well as supply reduction and policing with the aim of improving the health and security of citizens across Europe. He cooperates closely with Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis on evidence based primary prevention.

Erik is a member of the European Commission expert group Civil Society Forum on drugs and a regular contributor of civil society input to the United Nations Commission of Narcotic Drugs in Vienna. Mr Leijonmarck has also educated civil servants in cities across Europe as well as civil society organisations. He is the author of a parenting handbook on drugs in Swedish.


Evening event with David Sheff

 

Beautiful Boy trailer

Dr Dawn Nickel

Recovery Capital Conference Speaker

Overcoming Addiction in Canada by building Recovery Capital and building on our strengths.

Do you manage employees or work in healthcare?

The Recovery Capital Conference is a must attend event.

Workplace  |  Healthcare  |  Families  | Communities

Featuring global experts and workshops:

Register Here   <<<<

Dr. Dawn Nickel
Anvil Centre New Westminster BC September 5th 2019

The Promise of Social Media in Supporting Long Term Recovery for Women

There is a growing evidence base that digital social network sites (SNSs) are increasingly effective for people looking to build recovery capital.   Among the many benefits of engaging with SNSs:

  • Peer-to-peer support
  • Improves health literacy
  • Peers share stories, strategies, tools and resources
  • Some evidence of increased consumer activation, intervention
  • Increases recovery capital and enhances recovery identity
  • Helps build an abstinent network (supportive of recovery)
  • Moderates the role of stigma
  • Provides a sense of belonging and empowerment
  • Various roles possible: lurking, participating and leading

Dawn Nickel (PhD) is a visionary in the recovery movement and over the past eight years has been working diligently to create social media spaces to support women who are in or seeking recovery. Along with her daughter Taryn Strong (also in recovery) Dawn is the creator of SHE RECOVERS – currently the largest online platform dedicated to supporting women in recovery from addiction and related life challenges. Dawn started her own journey of recovery from a substance use disorder and mental health issues in 1987. She is a strong advocate for the view that every woman in or seeking recovery must be supported to find the tools and pathways that will work best for her as an individual.

In this engaging session, Dawn will describe the consumer-driven evolution and growth of SHE RECOVERS, an international movement of women that started out as a Facebook Page in the summer of 2011. Since that time, SHE RECOVERS has been creating welcoming spaces and transformative opportunities – on and offline – to connect, support and empower recovering women. As part of the presentation, Dawn will share the results of a cross-sectional survey designed with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and administered to the SHE RECOVERS community in the fall of 2018. In that survey, respondents shared their views about how they believed that social media engagement had enhanced their recovery journeys.

Learning Objectives

  1. DISCUSS the emerging evidence base that demonstrates the effectiveness of a social media approach to support persons experiencing SUD and other behavioral health challenges.
  2. DESCRIBE the organic, consumer-driven evolution and growth of SHE RECOVERS.
  3. RECOMMEND easy-to-implement social media solutions for treatment professionals to better connect, support and empower persons in or seeking recovery.

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The BC Conference will take place in New Westminster BC on September 5th and 6th, with Recovery Day taking place on September 7th, 2019

Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION 

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES 

This year’s conference also features

  • The premiere of a Canadian documentary film on the Portuguese model.
  • Dialogue sessions to help create a recovery capital toolkit for Canadians

 

Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House,

Canada Centre on Substance  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Global BC   |    Save On Foods Pharmacy 

Orchard Recovery Centre        |   iRecover Addiction Treatment


Who Should Register?

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives.


Presentation References

Julia M. A. Sinclair, Sophia E. Chambers, Christopher C. Manson. (2017). ‘Internet Support for Dealing with Problematic Alcohol Use: A Survey of the Soberistas Online Community.’ Alcohol and Alcoholism, Volume 52, Issue 2, 220–226.

David Best, Ana-Maria Bliuc, Muhammad Iqbal, Katie Upton & Steve Hodgkins (2018) Mapping social identity change in online networks of addiction recovery, Addiction Research & Theory, 26:3.

Ana-Maria Bliuc, David Best, Muhammad Iqbal & Katie Upton. (2017). ‘Building addiction recovery capital through online participation in a recovery community.’ Social Science & Medicine Volume 193, 110-117.

Brandon G. Bergman, Nathaniel W. Kelly, Bettina B. Hoeppner, Corrie L. Vilsaint, and John F. Kelly. (2017). ‘Digital recovery management: Characterizing recovery-specific social network site participation and perceived benefit.’ Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 2017, Vol. 31, No. 4, 506–512

Alexandra R. D’Agostino, Allison R. Optican, Shaina J. Sowles, Melissa J. Krauss, Kiriam Escobar Lee, Patricia A. Cavazos-Rehg. (2017). ‘Social networking online to recover from opioid use disorder: A study of community interactions.’ Drug and Alcohol Dependence 181, 5–10.

Dr. Dawn Nickel BIO

Dawn Nickel is an accomplished and versatile leader and, along with her daughter Taryn Strong (also in recovery) the creator of SHE RECOVERS – currently the largest online platform dedicated to supporting women in recovery from substance use disorder and related mental health issues. Dawn started her journey of recovery from drug addiction in 1987. She is a strong advocate for the view that every woman in or seeking recovery must be supported to find the tools and pathways that will work best for her as an individual.

In the summer of 2011, while recovering from a serious case of workaholism, Dawn decided to apply what she knew about recovery to that area of her life. On an extended leave from work, Dawn began to blog and created the SHE RECOVERS Facebook Page to share her journey and to reach out to other women wanting to recover their lives and their potential. Since 2011, she has dedicated herself to creating and holding space (online and off) for women in recovery to connect with themselves, and with other like-hearted women. The Verified Facebook page now has over 270,000 followers.

Today, in addition to operating her health and social policy research consultancy, Dawn is determined to grow SHE RECOVERS and its offerings so that more women (and more women from diverse backgrounds) have the access, resources, support and freedoms necessary to cultivate individualized and holistic pathways in order to find health, sustain long-term recovery, achieve their potential, and help other women to do the same.


Evening event with David Sheff

 

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Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier

Recovery Capital Conference Speaker

Overcoming Addiction in Canada by building Recovery Capital and building on our strengths.

Do you manage employees or work in healthcare?

The Recovery Capital Conference is a must attend event.

Workplace  |  Healthcare  |  Families  | Communities

Featuring global experts and workshops:

Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier
Addiction in the Workplace Solutions  Workshop
Anvil Centre New Westminster BC September 5th 2019

Protect your resilience: What every leader needs to know

How resilient are you? It’s a question worth asking. Our ability to be resilient, or bounce back, can have a significant influence on how we manage stress and interact with our colleagues, teams, and clients, on our physical and mental health. It can also impact how we respond to change, make decisions, and maintain stamina for ongoing productivity. It can impact our success.

Resilience and mental health in the workplace and in life can be built and improved. This session provides research-based tips to help you build and protect your resilience and support the resilience of others, whether at work or in your personal life. You may be surprised at how applying principles of cognitive behavioural and brain research can produce positive results both at the individual and team levels in your organization.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain what mental health and resilience are – and how to actively contribute
    to building them
  2. Recognize the warning signs that resilience may be decreasing, and understanding the implications from the individual and team perspectives
  3. Apply practical, research-based tools to both build and retain resilience
  4. Identify best practices and resources for teams and organizations to increase and protect resilience

WORKPLACE SESSIONS

  • Building Recovery Capital in the Workplace
  • Resisting Burnout with Justice-Doing and Believed-in Hope
  • Workplace monitoring in safety sensitive individuals: Is there a role for family physicians?

Register Here <<<<

Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION 

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES 

This year’s conference also features

  • The premiere of a Canadian documentary film on the Portuguese model.
  • Dialogue sessions to help create a recovery capital toolkit for Canadians

 

 

Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House,

Canada Centre on Substance  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Global BC   |    Save On Foods Pharmacy 

Orchard Recovery Centre        |   iRecover Addiction Treatment

Who Should Register?

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives.


 Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier References 

Brooks, J.A . et al. (2017). The role of language in the experience and perception of emotion: a neuroimaging meta-analysis, Vol 12 (2), 169-183
Costanza, D.P. et al. (2016). The effect of adaptive organizational culture on long-term survival. Journal of Business and Psychology, Vol 31(3), 361-381.
Faulkner, G. (2013). Physical Activity and the Prevention of Depression: A Systematic Review of Prospective Studies. American Journal of Preventive Medicine Volume 45 (5), 649–657
Koerber R. et al. (2018), Building resilience in the workforce. Organizational Dynamics, Vol 47(2), 124-134
Shoss, M. K. et al. (2018), Bending without breaking: A two-study examination of employee resilience in the face of job insecurity. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Vol 23(1), Jan 2018, 112-126


 Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier  BIO

Throughout her career as a leader and psychologist, Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier has spearheaded a national dialogue on the crucial issue of workplace mental health. Drawing on her extensive background in corporate, insurance, governance and public sectors, she bring national and international perspectives and expertise on resilience as a key pillar of overall health. She is a bilingual practicing psychologist with over 20 years of experience in clinical, counselling, and workplace psychology and holds a Ph.D. in counselling psychology from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the UBC Sauder School of Business. Marie-Helene is a Member of the Global Clinical Practice Network of the World Health Organization, Director on the board of International Association of Applied Psychology and past director on the board of the Canadian Psychological Association. She has presented and authored and co-authored a number of industry and academic publications and was won numerous academic and industry awards, including the Industry Leadership Award from Benefits Canada. www.drmhpelletier.com

 


Evening event with David Sheff

 

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Dr. Gabor Maté 

Recovery Capital Conference Speaker

Overcoming Addiction in Canada by building Recovery Capital and building on our strengths.

Do you manage employees or work in healthcare?

The Recovery Capital Conference is a must attend event.

Workplace  |  Healthcare  |  Families  | Communities

Featuring global experts and workshops:

Dr. Gabor Maté
Anvil Centre New Westminster BC September 5th 2019

Recovery Capital Conference Dr. Gabor Mate

The Myth of Normal: Illness and Health in an Insane Culture.

For all our progress in understanding and treating mental illness, it continues to be a subject of misapprehension, prejudice and stigmatization. The reason for that may be not its strangeness but its familiarity.

Very few individuals or families are not touched by at least some aspects of mental dysfunction, some periods of the discouragement, disconnect or anxiety that, on a deeper and more chronic level, characterizes the mind state of the mentally ill. And beyond individual experience or predisposition, many factors in this stress and confused culture conduce to mental malfunction on a broad social scale.

This talk will explore the causes and “normality” of depression, anxiety and addictions in our society.

Register Here   <<<<

The BC Conference will take place in New Westminster BC on September 5th and 6th, with Recovery Day taking place on September 7th, 2019

Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION 

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES 

This year’s conference also features

  • The premiere of a Canadian documentary film on the Portuguese model.
  • Dialogue sessions to help create a recovery capital toolkit for Canadians

Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House,

Canada Centre on Substance  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Global BC   |    Save On Foods Pharmacy 

Orchard Recovery Centre        |   iRecover Addiction Treatment

Who Should Register?

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives.


Evening event with David Sheff

 

Beautiful Boy trailer