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NJPN's 17th Annual Addiction Conference: Forging Paths to Wellness

Friday, April 28, 2017
Atlantic City

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NJPN's 17th Annual Addiction Conference: Forging Paths to Wellness

Online Registration Now Open! 

New Jersey Prevention Network's Annual Addiction Conference educates prevention & treatment professionals about critical issues surrounding substance abuse, while providing a unique forum for networking, collaboration and workforce development. This year's Addiction Conference will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Conference Registration:  $100 
Registration includes: Keynote Address, Three (3) Workshop Sessions, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Conference Educational Materials & Validated Parking.
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Featured Presenters:

Bertha K. Madras, Ph.D.

Dr. Madras' research focuses on addiction biology. In public policy, she served as Deputy Director for Demand Reduction in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). At ONDCP, she advocated for medicalization of the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders. She mainstreamed Drug and Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in healthcare systems as a component of the national drug control strategy.

Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. 

Carlo DiClemente is the codeveloper of the transtheoretical model (TTM) of behavior change. For over 20 years, he has conducted research in health and addictive behaviors. The recipient of the Maryland Psychological Association's 2002 Distinguished Contribution to Scientific Psychology award, Dr. DiClemente was also one of five winners of the 2002 Innovators Combating Substance Abuse award given by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

 Featured workshop topics at this year's conference include:
•    Gangs
•    Gambling
•    DEA's 360 Strategy: Drug Trafficking
•    Mindfulness & Youth
•    Intervening with Individuals Reversed from Opioid Overdose
•    Medication Assisted Treatment for Heroin/Opiate Users
•    Health Disparities & Cultural Competency
•    Integrating New Technology: Medications in Wellness
•    Re-entry Discharge Planning
•    Marijuana's Impact in Colorado
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