March 10, 2017


The sixth annual UVU Conference on Addiction will be held Friday, March 10, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sorensen Student Center. William Cope Moyers, VP, Public Affairs and Community Relations for the Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation will be our keynote speaker and David Mee-Lee, M.D. will be our plenary speaker.

This conference discusses a wide range of issues concerning addiction including treatment, prevention, recovery, non-chemical addictive behavior (e.g. gambling, pornography) and others. It’s designed to meet the needs of professionals, community members and students.

We anticipate being approved for six CEUs which will be granted to interested parties free of charge.

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KEYNOTE: William Cope Moyers

William Moyers is committed to eliminating barriers to recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. From "carrying the message" about addiction, treatment and recovery, to public policy and philanthropy, Moyers brings a wealth of professional expertise and an intimate personal understanding to communities across the nation. He uses his own experiences to highlight the power of addiction and the power of recovery. Moyers is the author of Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption (2006), a memoir that became a New York Times best-seller and is now in its third printing. His book, Now What? An Insider's Guide to Addiction and Recovery, was released October 2012 by Hazelden Publishing. Moyers has appeared on Larry King Live and Oprah and is a regular contributor to Good Morning America. As a former journalist for CNN, his work has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today and Newsweek.

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Plenary speaker: David Mee-Lee, M.D.

David Mee-Lee, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist, and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Based in Davis, California, he trains and consults both nationally and internationally. Dr. Mee-Lee is Chief Editor of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's (ASAM) Criteria for the Treatment of Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions and is Senior Vice President of The Change Companies. Dr. Mee-Lee has over thirty years experience in person centered treatment and program development for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions.

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Call for proposals is currently closed




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Parking is free in the Parking Garage for conference registrants. You can find details on this map.

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For accessibility information or to request accommodations, please contact the Accessibility Services Department at:

(801) 863-8747 or

Requests should be made at least one week in advance.



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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

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