Sixth Annual UVU Conference on Addiction on March 10

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William Cope Moyers, bestselling author and vice president at Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation, will headline the sixth annual UVU Conference on Addiction to be held Friday, March 10, at 9 a.m. in the Sorensen Student Center.

Bringing a wealth of professional expertise and an intimate personal understanding, Moyers uses his own experiences to highlight the power of addiction and recovery.

David Mee-Lee will be the conference’s plenary presenter. Mee-Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist and the chief editor of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) Criteria for the Treatment of Addiction, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions. Mee-Lee also consults nationally and internationally and is the senior vice president of The Change Companies.

“William and David both bring tremendous expertise when it comes to addiction and addiction recovery.” said Toni Harris, assistant dean for the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. “We’re fortunate to have them. They come from different areas of expertise, and together help to highlight the breadth and depth of the topic of addiction.”

The conference also features multiple concurrent sessions designed to meet the interests and needs of those seeking professional information on chemical dependency as well as compulsive behavioral addiction, educational perspectives regarding prevention and treatment, and information for families and loved ones experiencing the challenges of addiction. Continuing education units are also available for professionals working in addiction recovery and related fields.

“As with all our conferences, we want this event to be a source of support, education and resources for professionals, students and the community,” Harris said. “We continue to hear about the benefits of attending from those who have come in previous years.”

UVU is a leader in addiction recovery education in Utah County. In addition to the annual conference, UVU’s Department of Behavioral Science offers a Substance Use Disorder Counseling certificate program.

The conference is open to the public. The ticket price for interested community members is $59. That price also includes six CEUs approved through NASW and NAADC, lunch and parking. More information and registration is available at the conference website:

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