Life of Purpose Treatment and The Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research are excited to announce the University of North Texas Recovery Conference will be held for its fifth consecutive year.
“We are extremely excited and grateful to announce the continuation and expansion of this conference,” stated Andrew Burki, MSW, Founder and CEO of Life of Purpose Treatment. “Last year, a group of top tier providers came together in a truly unprecedented way to support what, at the time, was a both unique and innovative way to structure a conference within the substance use disorder field,” he continued. “The very idea that an event of this nature could be held with the entirety of its proceeds going to a university to fund recovery research hadn’t only not been done before, it hadn’t even been thought of. The fact that the best researchers in the world are coming from Harvard and Vanderbilt, among other places, to present at this year’s conference is a reflection of the growing support to expand the field at the highest levels.”
The Recovery Conference is a national three-day event that brings together behavioral health professionals, educators, researchers, students and industry leaders. Held in conjunction with National Recovery Month, the conference will take place September 19 – 21, 2017 at the University of North Texas.
Featured speakers include author, Noah Levine, Dr. John Kelly, and Dr. Andy Finch. Noah is the founding teacher and author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery. John F. Kelly, Ph.D., ABPP, is an award-winning addiction recovery researcher and an Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Andrew Finch, Ph.D., is the Associate Professor of the Department of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University and his research interests include the role of schools in continuing care for substance use disorders.
The UNT Recovery Conference planning committee is inviting researchers, educators, professionals, and students to submit workshop proposals for the 2017 conference.
Early bird registration rates are now available. To learn more about the event or to register, click here.