Recovery Capital Conference of Canada
September 6th and 7th, 2018
Dr. William Miller
Dr. Miller, the original developer of Motivational Interviewing, will describe key components of Motivational Interviewing and consider possible applications to build Recovery Capital.
Nuno Capaz, Portugal
Commission of Drug Dissuasion of Lisbon
Portugal’s Assessment Policy
From Crisis to Solution, Portugal presents how they carry people with substance use disorder into recovery.
Jann Schumacher, Switzerland
The Swiss Experience From the Four Pillars Policy to a new Strategy on Addiction
The organization of the treatment system in Switzerland (access, assessment, outpatient, residential, costs, …) and the importance of integrated care, and the role of Recovery Capital in Switzerland’s approach
Dr. Ross Laird
When we work with the body we also change the brain and the nervous system; and when these all change together, lasting healing is the result. Developing a program focused on neuroplasticity.
Minister Judy Darcy, BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
The conference also includes the Premiere of the Documentary Film.
The Portuguese Story, recovering from addiction in a decriminalized state
A film on how the Commission of Drug Dissuasion helped Portugal survive their overdose crisis
Recovery capital in disability management, 3 hour workshop
Presented by Alliance Medical Monitoring
Dr. John Cutbill
Substance Use and Workplace Saftey
The potential concern regarding substance use and workplace safety is growing in complexity with the increasing acceptance and use of marijuana (cannabis) for either recreational or medical purposes.
Medical Monitoring and Returning to Work within the Continuum of Care
Medical Monitoring is much more than simply a drug testing program. Explore the various components of a comprehensive medical monitoring program as a key element for returning recovering employees to safety-sensitive positions
Better Understanding Urine Drug Testing
Urine drug testing can be an important tool used in addictions treatment, shared insights regarding common misconceptions about urine drug testing, various testing methodologies, and drug testing trends
Plus Lived Experience Stories
Youth Focus, 3 hour workshop
Dr. Andy Finch
Recovery High Schools provide post-treatment education and recovery support for young people with substance use disorders (SUDs) and are receiving heightened interest from policymakers and funders.
Dr. Emily Alden Hennessy
This presentation discusses the primary components of recovery capital, with developmental adaptations specific to adolescents. The presentation applies the recovery capital model to adolescents through two studies.
Community Focus, 3 hour workshop
Dr. Julian Somers
Recovery Capital: When Wealth and Poverty Have the Same Price
Many people receive addiction treatment only when their lives have become complicated by other challenges, including involvement with the law, loss of housing and employment, or mental illness. This talk examines research on the life trajectories of people who experience complex addictions. It also reviews evidence concerning interventions and considers how the concept of recovery capital can explain why some interventions are more effective than others.
Recovery Capital: Modelling Person-centered Approaches
There is a growing recognition that there are many pathways of recovery. This presentation explores the barriers and facilitators to recovery capital. Presenters provide a lens to identify distinct areas that can be enhanced and barriers to be addressed in individuals’ recovery processes.
Three distinct community services present person-centered approaches to strengthening recovery capital.
Additional Speakers include:
-Louise Cooksey, Last Door Recovery Society
-Susan Hogarth, Westminster House
-Keir Macdonald, Lookout Society
-Plus Lived Experience Stories
To Sponsor the Recovery Capital Conference, please contact Giuseppe at 604-525-9771