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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Featuring global experts and workshops:

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




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.

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