General Registration: $75
Current UVU Student: FREE
March 18, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


  • Virtual Conference
    Enjoy our conferences from the comfort of your own home.

  • Professional CEUs
    Earn multiple NASW CEUs for DOPL professional licensure requirements.

  • Exhibitor Fair
    Visit with local addiction treatment professionals.

  • Session Recordings
    View recordings for ALL available sessions for up to two weeks after the conference date.

  • Student Poster Presentations
    Hear the latest research on addiction from UVU's MSW and MFT students.
Wandzilak and Curry

Opening Keynote: Kristina Wandzilak, CAS, CIP and Constance Curry

Kristina and Constance are the authors of The Lost Years: Surviving a Mothers and Daughters Worst Nightmare. The Lost Years is a brutally honest and gritty story of Kristina’s dramatic descent into addiction and her mother’s desperate attempt to save her. Told from the parallel perspectives of mother and daughter, it is a moving account of one family’s journey into addiction and ultimately recovery.

Kristina Wandzilak CAS, CIP, is founder and president of Full Circle Intervention and Full Circle sober living communities and outpatient services. In recovery herself since 1993, Kristina brings a very personal understanding of addiction to her profession. Kristina is featured on the ground-breaking series Codependent on LMN following her intervention work with addicted couples. She is also the expert on the documentary reality show, Addicted, which premiered on TLC. Addicted went on to win the prestigious Prism award for the most accurate depiction of substance dependence. She is often seen on Good Morning America, as their regular addiction specialist.

Constance Curry, is the co-author of The Lost Years, an avid golfer and a loving grandmother of seven. She travels with her daughter Kristina across the country for events and speaking engagements sharing her experience and recovery. Constance has been called the hero of The Lost Years, inspiring parents all over the world to love their children enough to let go.

Koren Zailckas

Closing Keynote: Koren Zailckas

Koren Zailckas is an internationally bestselling writer and has contributed to The Guardian, U.S. News & World Report, Glamour, Jane, and Seventeen magazine. She currently lives with her family in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Koren is the author of the iconic memoir SMASHED, followed by other offerings, The Drama Teacher, and Mother, Mother.

Bill Stauffer

Plenary: William Stauffer

William Stauffer is the Executive Director of Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Alliance (PRO-A), the statewide recovery organization of Pennsylvania. In long-term recovery for over 3 decades, Mr. Stauffer has developed and facilitated training as part of the Faces & Voices of Recovery National Training Institute, including training for Virtual Recovery Support Services (VRSS). He is an adjunct professor of Social Work at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Stauffer has initiated numerous workforce expansion initiatives and a major focus of his work has been aimed at moving our SUD care system towards a five-year care paradigm to dramatically expand the numbers of Americans in recovery.



Presenter Materials

Past Conferences




How do I register?


Step 1.

Go to Registration

If you have previously registered for an event, we strongly recommend purchasing tickets with the same email that you used previously.

Step 2. 

Choose the option that best describes you

Registration options: UVU student(in-person, virtual),UVU faculty/staff(in-person, virtual), General public(in-person, virtual)

Step 3.

Check Out

How do I log into the Conference Portal?

After ordering tickets at University Tickets you will get a confirmation email to the email you used to pay for their registration ticket.

You should have received a confirmation email when you registered for the UVU Conference on Addiction on the UVU Tickets page (https// If you did not receive a confirmation email, please let us know right away by contacting us at

It is vital that you remember the email address used to complete your ticket registration and purchase. That email address will be your unique ID for accessing the conference virtual platform.
If you have used the Socio conference portal in the past, we strongly recommend using the same address you used previously. That way, you won’t need to create a new conference user profile.

Attendees will visit the following website to login to the platform:

Addiction Conference Portal

Once you click on the link, you will be taken to a page that looks like this:

Socio Conference Portal log in

Here, you will put the email address you used to buy your ticket for the event into the email address field

Do not use any of the other login options

(like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, or Apple).

If you put in an email address NOT registered with the event, you will get the following error message:

Socio Conference Portal log in error

Once you have provided the email address you registered with for the event, you will be taken to a new page that will allow you to put in your profile information for the event:

Socio Conference Portal profile creation

You can put in a fake first name and last name if you want (for anonymity), but it cannot be left blank.

You must also accept the terms and conditions at the bottom.

Profile photos are optional, but if you want to try and network with people at the conference, we recommend putting as much information as possible.

Socio Conference portal platform

Here, you can explore the platform, join the events, see the parking map, etc.

The most important place in the Socio conference app is the “Sessions & Schedule” button. There, you will find all the session information, and the links to join the virtual streams.

Additional Resources: Registration Walkthrough

Where is the conference located?

Map to ballroom
The Conference is being held in the Grand Ballroom at UVU.
Park in the Parking Garage and walk walk to the Ballroom

Where do I park?

The UVU parking garage.
See on map

How do I connect to the WiFi?

  1. Connect to Wolverine-WiFi
  2. Open web browser and to to
  3. You will be redirected to the network login page
  4. Scroll down and click on Business/Conference Account
  5. Username (please use one of the following):

    CHSS Conference 1

    CHSS Conference 2

  6. Password (no spaces, case sensitive):


Each Username holds up to 400 total connections. If the first (CHSS Conference 1) is full please connect using the CHSS Conference 2 Username

How do I get my CEU's?

Attendees of the 2022 UVU Conference on Addiction have the opportunity to earn continuing educational units (CEUs) to be used towards licensure and certifications. To earn CEUs and receive credit for attendance, participants must take the quiz/survey associated with each session. If a participant does not complete the quiz/survey related to the session, they will not receive credit for attendance.

The conference will remain open until Friday, April 1st. Participants who have completed the quiz/survey will receive their earned CEUs via the email address used during registration. Distribution of ALL CEUs will occur the week AFTER the conference has closed. (April 4th -8th)

CEU certificates will be sent to the email address provided at registration.
(Check spam/ junk mail). If a participant has not received their CEU certificate via email by Friday, April 8th, they may contact to verify.

When does the conference close?

 The conference will close on friday april 1st.

Will there be food available at the conference?

Yes, food options will be provided for those attending live.



Toni Harris
Assistant Dean
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Utah Valley University


Accessibility Services

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