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.

Workplace  |  Healthcare  |  Families  | Communities

Featuring global experts and workshops:

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

addiction conference speaker


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.

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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.

Register Here   <<<< 

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

 

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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.

Register Here   <<<<  

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

 

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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

 

Beautiful Boy trailer

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

 

Beautiful Boy trailer

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.

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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.


Evening event with David Sheff

 

Beautiful Boy trailer

Exhibit and Sponsor

Reach over 5,000 Conference Attendees

Connect with over 5,000 addiction health care workers, employers, unions, EAPs, physicians and the general public over a month long Building Recovery Capital initiative across Canada in SIX cities as an EXHIBITOR and SPONSOR

Keynote speakers include

  • Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Johann Hari
  • David Sheff, Author of Beautiful Boy
  • Steven Page, Co Founder of the Bare Naked Ladies
  • Plus discussions with Portugal and Iceland drug policy leaders
  • Lived and Living Experience
  • Continuing Education

Key workshops

  • Building Recovery Capital in Healthcare
  • Building Recovery Capital in the Workplace
  • Building recovery Capital in Community

30 plus events in  SIX cities

Value added options – Reach over 30,000

  • We’re are collaborating with Recovery Day events across the country
  • Call for more details

Please call 1-888-525-9771 to reserve your exhibitor booth and ask about our branding placement opportunities today. 

Our national marketing campaign and registration starts mid March 2019. 

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Building Recovery Capital – Halifax

Recovery Capital Conference – Halifax, Nova Scotia

REGISTER FOR THE RECOVERY CAPITAL CONFERENCE – HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – September 24th 2019

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

Eventbrite - Recovery Capital Conference of Canada - Halifax Nova Scotia

OVERCOMING ADDICTION IN CANADA

Do you manage employees, work in healthcare?   Register Today.

Attend the Recovery Capital Conference and engage in dialogue sessions to assist in the development of a Recovery Capital Assessment Toolkit and learn about the upcoming New Recovery Capital Certification.

Receive the education that qualifies you for the NEW Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation Recovery Capital Associate (RCA) certification and learn about the Recovery Capital Professional Certification (RCP)

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RCA and RCP

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a national dialogue where delegates will be engaged across Canada to provide input regarding Building Recovery Capital in Canada, and offering suggestions for a Recovery Capital Tool Kit for Canadians, designed by Canadian Addiction Recovery Stakeholders like  you.

Our goal by 2022, every Canadian with a substance use disorder participates in a nationalized Recovery Capital Assessment to sustain recovery from addiction and find their own pathway to better health outcomes.

REGISTER TODAY <<<

 

Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House,

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Orchard Recovery Centre        |   iRecover Addiction Treatment

Portage Atlantic   |   Ledgehill

Exhibitors

Narcotics Anonymous  |  Gilead  Sciences Inc  |

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.

With expert speakers, continuing education units, and exhibitors .. this Canadian Conference will engage delegates in the collaborative practice of solution-focused care for people and their families, supported by paraprofessionals, peers, and mutual support systems.

This year’s conference also features the premiere of a Canadian documentary film on the Portuguese model.


Hotel – Please mention the Recovery Capital Conference to receive your conference rate at booking Westin Nova Scotian 

Conference CentrePier 21 Convention Centre

EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES 


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Steven Page

Founding member of the Barenaked Ladies

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.


Vikki Reynolds

A Consultant, Instructor and Supervisor specializing in Team Development, Resisting Burnout and Organizational Change. Her work addresses Addiction, Substance Misuse, Diversity, Homelessness, Trauma and Violence.

Resisting Burnout with Justice-Doing and Believed-in Hope

I will differentiate vicarious trauma & Burn Out from the spiritual and ethical pain that our work engenders when we are unable to provide dignity and social justice with the people we want to be useful to. We’ll look at our solidarity and ‘shouldering each other up in dark times immersed in mean spirited politics and neo-liberalism. I will invite us to consider the transformations our work and the people we work alongside co-create. We’ll explore our relationship to a believed in hope, and resisting charitable and patronizing self-care prescriptions to workers. We will also consider a frame for Resisting Burn out that is client-centered, based on how we treat people, and resist pathologizing ourselves and other workers as mentally ill and deficient…and that’s going to bring us to The Zone of Fabulousness.


Nuno Capaz

Portugal’s Dissuasion Commission

The Portugal Model: How the Experiment Became the Model

From Crisis to Solution,  Practical explanation on how the Dissuasion Commissions work on a daily basis. It’s more than just decriminalization.


BUILDING RECOVERY CAPITAL IN THE WORKPLACE WORKSHOPS


Dr. Paul Farnan and Dr Paul Sobey

Addressing and resolving substance use issues – challenges for the workplace.

Substance use disorders in the workplace are costly, difficult to identify early and can profoundly impact worker health as well as workplace safety and morale. Employees with substance use disorders generally present with complex medical and psychosocial needs. The issues that arise when trying to assist employees with substance use disorders can be challenging and require collaboration between key stakeholders.This session is designed to assist stakeholders in developing customized approaches to having the difficult conversations required, coordinating assessments, treatment and follow up with the goal of safe and durable return to work. Using didactic and interactive approaches the presenters will discuss the foundations of a recovery informed workplace and how structuring a cooperative substance use in the workplace policy can benefit from this approach.


BUILDING RECOVERY CAPITAL IN HEALTHCARE WORKSHOPS


Dr. Ray Baker and Jessica Cooksey

Recovery Oriented Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills for Addiction Clinicians

A training experience for specialized clinicians, community based volunteers, paraprofessionals and primary care health providers, introducing the attitudes, knowledge and skills most effective in helping persons with addictions and psychiatric disorders as they enter and progress along their individual journeys of recovery. Topics covered include definitions of recovery, description, discussion, measurement and application of recovery capital and the principles and practices included in an effective recovery oriented system of care.



Additional Ticket Option – Evening Session, Building Recovery Capital in Communities and Family.



David Sheff *EVENING SESSION ONLY*

An American author of the books Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy and Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction

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

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.

Moderation provided by:

Linda Lane Devlin of Interventions on Demand

BUILDING RECOVERY CAPITAL IN COMMUNITY

September 7th 11 am. Anvil Centre Room Studio 413

Moderated by Jessica Cooksey

Learning Objectives

  • Identify distinct recovery capital areas that can be enhanced and barriers to be addressed in individuals’ recovery processes
  • Identify evidence-informed approaches that can engage with and support people in their goals recovery from complex mental health and substance use challenges and improved in quality of life
  • Updated knowledge about the interventions that are most effective for promoting recovery among people with complex mental health and substance use challenges

Dr. Julian Somers SFU

Recovery Capital: When Wealth and Poverty Have the Same Price.

Updating knowledge about the interventions that are most effective for promoting recovery among people with complex addictions;

Promoting the use of “recovery capital” as a concept to differentiate effective and less effective interventions, even when they cost the same amount of money


Keir Macdonald Look Out Society

Recovery Capital through Harm Reduction

Identify evidence-informed approaches that can engage with and support people in their goals recovery from complex mental health and substance use challenges and improved in quality of life. Updated knowledge about the interventions that are most effective.


Susan Hogarth Westminster House for Women

Recovery Capital Through Residential Treatment

A community based women’s residential treatment program perspective on building Recovery Capital. Identify distinct recovery capital areas that can be enhanced and barriers to be addressed in individuals’ recovery processes


There is a growing recognition that there are many pathways of recovery. This presentation explores the barriers and facilitators to recovery capital. Using the concept of Recovery Capital – a biopsychosocial recovery 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. Because recovery is a relatively understudied topic, this presentation highlights evidence-informed approaches that can engage with and support people in their goals recovery from complex mental health and substance use challenges and improved in quality of life.


Register Today – 30+ speakers, CEUs, networking opportunities 


Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

VPD Peer Support Experience

Constable Garett MacDonald
Peer Outreach Coordinator
Vancouver Police Department
Garett MacDonald Is a 19 year member with Vancouver Police Department. He has had a number of assignments within the VPD.  His current role is the Peer Outreach coordinator for the the Peer Support Unit. 
  • The Importance of a Peer.
  • Reducing Stigma in the workplace

Presentations may be live streamed, Do you give permission to the Recovery