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New Findings on Addiction Recovery in a National US Sample

1 CE Hour
Substance Abuse

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During the past 50 years, a great deal has been learned about the etiology, epidemiology, typology, phenomenology, and acute care treatment of alcohol and other drug (AOD) disorders. Additionally, emerging data has indicated that the prevalence of remission and recovery is high, with 10s of millions of Americans who report having resolved a significant AOD problem. Understanding more about how this large population has successfully achieved stable remission and recovery is a topic of increasing scientific and public health interest. This talk will review the latest findings from a nationally representative sample of the US adult population who have resolved a significant AOD problem. Findings include the recovery pathways followed, recovery identity, number of recovery attempts, and the course of change in functioning and well-being after resolving a AOD problem. Implications for research and practice will be reviewed.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of recovery from alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems in the US population
  • Identify and compare the three pathways to recovery that people follow when resolving an AOD problem;
  • Describe the trajectories of change and well-being over the course of recovery.
Substance Abuse

This program has been approved 1.0 continuing education clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Addiction Counselors

This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services.


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Social Workers

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CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Dr. John Kelly

Dr. John F. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School – the first endowed professor in addiction medicine at Harvard. He is also the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM) at MGH, and the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS). Dr. Kelly is a former President of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Society of Addiction Psychology and is a Fellow of the APA and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has served as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies and non-federal institutions, as well as foreign governments and the United Nations. Dr. Kelly has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, chapters, and books in the field of addiction medicine, and was an author on the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. His clinical and research work has focused on addiction treatment and the recovery process, mechanisms of behavior change, and reducing stigma and discrimination among individuals suffering from addiction.

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