2022 SMART Recovery East Coast Conference

July 11, 2022
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Shifting Paradigms. New Opportunities.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Join the Delaware/District of Columbia/Maryland Region of SMART Recovery for the 6th Annual SMART Recovery East Coast Conference: Shifting Paradigms. New Opportunities.

The recovery community is shifting to new kinds of intervention, treatment, and aftercare. These are based on harm reduction, partial decriminalization, broader mutual support options, and Medically Assisted Treatment. In short: Meeting people where they are. SMART Recovery is at the forefront of this evolution.

This year’s speakers include:

Science writer and author Maia Szalavitz, whose books include Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential–and Endangered; Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction – and Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction. Maia’s presentation will emphasize the latest in harm reduction and how the Federal government and most treatment providers have embraced the view that treatment and care should be available as widely as possible, and focus on the clients’ goals and objectives.

J. Gregory Hobelmann, M.D., M.P.H., Co-CEO & President of  Ashley Addiction Treatment in Havre de Grace, MD, whose presentation will focus on stigma and the best ways to minimize if not remove that altogether in treatment and care (from professionals, peers and family members).

Teri Burns, LCPC, of Columbia, MD – who will present on the relationship of trauma to substance use disorders, and the best practices for addressing both, in the treatment and peer support contexts.

Conference Details:

*Prices increase September 23rd*

Treatment professionals will earn six continuing education credits.
The educational content of the conference has been endorsed by NAADAC and approved by the Maryland Department of Professional Counselors and Therapists (Category A), which will be honored by many other states.

Questions, contact David Koss, conference coordinator, at [email protected]

Thank you to the sponsors:


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