Thank you for your interest in the 2014 Carolinas Conference on Addiction and Recovery. This is our 16th annual conference. We have previously met in Charlotte, Greenville, SC, Chapel Hill and Morganton, NC. It has been a blessing to present this conference where we have had the best speakers--researchers, treatment experts, creators of new modalities and experts in complementary therapies, poets, story tellers and musicians--all helping to educate, train and inspire us. This year will be no different!

One thing that most of us have learned, sometimes painfully, is that we cannot "do" life alone. Scientists say we are hard-wired for connection, that we need others in our lives whether we are extroverts or introverts. It is the same with the communities where we live, work, worship and play. Our lives are richer when we share them with each other, and recovery is more likely to happen and to prosper..

At this year's conference we will hear from a wide diversity of talented and experienced professionals, each connected to the field of addiction and recovery. They will enhance our knowledge about (1) cutting edge research and its application to clinical practices; (2) best practices in subjects like clinical supervision, ethics, adolescent and family care etc.; and (3) how to engage faith communities, law enforcement, schools and recovery fellowships as partners in the healing process.

It really does take a whole village, with its many different interest groups working together, to create and sustain a recovery-oriented community of care.  Please join us as we learn from great presenters and each other how to do that!

I hope to see you in Morganton, NC, November 3-7.

Best aye,

Jim Van Hecke

Conference Director




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