Friday Afternoon

Engagement and Relapse Prevention

Engaging people in substance abuse treatment and relapse prevention depends on effective counseling and self-care approaches. In addition to presenting the latest research on motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based relapse prevention, this session introduces attendees to counseling tools, including helpful recovery smartphone apps. Lee Ann Kaskutas, DrPH, will present research on what factors best mediate 12-step work, and Timmen Cermak, MD, will talk about why addiction treatment clinicians should self-prescribe Al-Anon. The afternoon will end with an interactive group experience to help us, as clinicians, reclaim the meaning of addiction medicine.