Thank you to everyone that joined us in 2022! See you in 2023!

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. Advancing Connections for Recovery is about meeting people where they are at and connecting them to the support they need to grow in their recovery.  

Day 1: Riley’s Wish

Riley's Wish Foundation seeks to encourage purposeful actions to serve those battling obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). 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 5th 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: Allyship and Activism

Day 2 will highlight how families, friends, and communities can work together to create a culture in which the often marginalized addicted and recovery population can feel valued, supported, and heard. Topics will include:

  • How to contribute to policy decisions  
  • How to advocate for recovery  
  • The role of prevention, intervention, and harm reduction efforts'
  • The importance of accessibility
  • And a variety of other helpful tools to help bolster allyship and activism

Day 3: Thriving in Recovery

Day 3 will wrap up with a focus on how people thrive in recovery. This day will include information about recovery support options, such as collegiate recovery programs, recovery community organizations, and other services aimed toward supporting and enriching life in recovery.