Advancing Connections for Recovery - Save the Date July 18 - 20, 2023

Join us for this exciting 3-day event!

The Advancing Connections for Recovery conference is intended to facilitate multifaceted conversations about recovery supports. The goal of this conference is to bring together a variety of stakeholders to foster relationships that empower us to serve and support people with substance use disorders, eating disorders, and other mental or behavioral health conditions.  

Day 1: Riley’s Wish 

Riley's Wish Foundation seeks to encourage purposeful actions to serve those battling obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).  Our goal is to foster unity among persons suffering from OCD, and to educate the public about the disorder while affecting change in OCD awareness and treatment.  One particular focus of the Foundation is to help people with co-occurring disorders of OCD and substance use disorder. 

In light of this mission, the Riley’s Wish Foundation has partnered with the Kennesaw State University Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR) to offer an annual lecture series that explores the nuance and considerations of co-occurring disorders. For the 6th year of this collaboration, the Riley’s Wish Lecture Series will kick off the Advancing Connections for Recovery Conference. Day 1 of the conference will focus on co-occurring disorders from a variety of perspectives and will include discussion of disorders that frequently co-present, as well as a panel that will explore where the treatment of certain co-occurring disorders is similar and where it differs.  

Day 2: Peer and Community Support 

Day 2 will highlight the power of peer support models and the role of recovery-ready communities. This day will focus on the ecosystem where recovery can thrive, ranging from prevention, intervention, and harm reduction efforts, to increasing the accessibility of treatment and support. 

Day 3: Cultures of Recovery 

Day 3 will wrap up with a focus on the various ways that recovery can manifest. This day will explore the variety of recovery experiences and how recovery from substance use disorders, eating disorders, and other mental or behavioral health conditions can become a way of life. 

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