September 19, 2017
11:30 am to 12:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
Recovery Matters – Understanding the Addiction and Recovery Continuum
About the Session:
Awareness, prevention, early identification, intervention, treatment, post treatment, and the increasing need for more recovery support services to help sustain Long Term recovery. A lived experience and front line experienced approach to understanding addiction and the recovery continuum.
Stacey Petersen – ED of Fresh Start Recovery Centre, serves on the National Recovery Advisory Committee, FAVOR Canada and Canadian Research Initiative for Substance Misuse.
Rand Teed – Program founder of Drug Class in Saskatchewan. Currently mentors, facilities programing for parents and teens, serves on National Recovery Advisory Committee, FAVOR Canada
Annie McCullough – Recovery Advocate and Executive Director of Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) Canada, serves on the National Recovery Advisory Committee, SHE Recovers strategist and event coordinator
Lisa Simone – National Communications Director for Fresh Start Recovery Centre and FAVOR Canada, lead Recovery Day National , co-founder Recovery Day Calgary, co founder Refugee Recovery Calgary
Life in Recovery from Addiction in Canada
About the Session:
Little evidence exists regarding the experiences of individuals in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs in Canada. To address this gap, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse conducted the first-ever survey of Life in Recovery (LIR) from Addiction in Canada. The current presentation will highlight key findings from the LIR survey, which will help inform policy makers regarding resources and supports that facilitate recovery and the system-related barriers that stand in the way.
Robyn McQuaid is a Research and Policy Analyst at the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. She completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Carleton University, Ottawa Canada. Her research has taken a biopsychosocial perspective examining how biological and psychosocial factors promote or buffer against mental health and substance use disorders.