Evolution of Addiction Treatment – California learning

Addiction conferences are getting more and more common, and quite a few nowadays showcase the talents of some very knowledgeable, and renowned, addiction experts. Coming from the academic side of things, I’ve been to conferences held by the American Psychological Association, the American Public Health Association, the Society for Neuroscience, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.

When it comes to more clinical, or addiction treatment oriented, conferences, I think our readers would be hard pressed to find a better conference than the Evolution of Addiction Treatment conference about to take place at the Westin Hotel by the Los Angeles airport in just over a week (December 8th-11th). Some of the biggest names in addiction research and addiction treatment will be there including Drs Allen Berger and David Mee-Lee who have both contributed greatly to the field of addiction during their decades of work. The conference would be worth it even if they were the only ones speaking.

But they’re not. There are literally dozes of speakers and 3.5 full days of amazing talks. If you decide to go, we even arranged for a discount for you by entering the code “AAA10” before you pay. We’ll have a little booth set up in the hall if you want to come by and say “hi” but more than anything, we’d love for you to have the opportunity to learn as much as you can about addiction and addiction treatment options so that you can continue to carry the message that there is more than hope, there’s treatment that works!

See you there!

West Cost Symposium on Addictive Disorders – Addiction education with A3 discount

You already know how much of a supporter of addiction education and training I am. I think that there are thousands of ways to treat any given addict and unless those of us in the addiction treatment profession keep up with information, we’re neglecting our clients and giving them less than a full chance at getting better.

What is that you say? Constantly keeping up with new information is hard! Well we might just have a solution for you – and A3 even got you a discount on it (read below)!

The West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD) – Is a three-day conference (June 3-5) taking place in La Quinta California at the La Quinta Resort & Club. You get to learn and network at the same time while getting to hear presentations on some of the most important, relevant, and current topics in addiction and addiction treatment:

At the end of the three days you should be much better educated on addiction in general and on any specific topic you feel really passionate about or interested in. You can also earn Continuing Education credits and come by and meet us at our booth too!

If you want to register, make sure to use our special VIP code – AAAVIP – it’ll get you in to the pre-conference for free AND save you $50 off the registration fee. If you have any questions you can feel free to email me or Dee McGraw at deemcgraw@ameritech.net

Hope to see you there!!!

Neuroscience updates!!!

Hey readers!

We’ve just passed the 6000 visitor mark and our readership is growing steadily. I want to thank everyone who regularly check the site and welcome those of you who are here for the first time.

I’m in DC right now, attending the annual meeting of the Society For Neuroscience (sfn.org). I have been learning about new exciting developments related to addiction for the past 4 days and can’t wait to share them with you.

Watch out for some great new stuff!!!