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Visit our shop in the Chambers Room, where you’ll find commemorative conference merchandise, books, and more.
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Empowerment Comedy (Ernie G)
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Casual Dinner and Meet & Greet
New SMART Film "Power of Choice," produced by Daniel Stine, Rising Act Films, and generously funded by The Chris and Debbie Swain Charitable Foundation
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Words Matter: Addiction Terminology, Accuracy and Stigma (Richard Saitz, M.D.)
Sponsored by CheckUp & Choices
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Conference Check-in and Continental Breakfast
Atriums 5, 4, & 3
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Welcome! (Christi Alicea)
Grand Ballroom 3, 4
9:05 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Motivational Opening (Ernie G)
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks (Bill Greer and Mark Ruth)
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
SMART Comes Alive: Personal Recovery Story (DeSean Duncan)
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Past, Present and Future of Family & Friends Through a Personal Lens (Kathy Lang)
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Atrium 3 & 4
50 Years of Addiction Research and Policy: The Shifting Paradigm Towards Long-term Recovery Management (John F. Kelly, Ph.D.)
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
International Updates: SRI (Nadene Lee/Kim McCreanor)
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
SMART Local: Focus on Chicago (Dan Hostetler)
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Lunch & Networking
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Informational Breakout Sessions
Breakout session: Beyond the ABCs -- Advanced Tools for Facilitators (Neill Hoge, Terry London, Hank Robb, Henry Steinberger)
Grand Ballroom 3, 4 and
Grand Ballroom 2
Breakout session: Courts & Corrections (Loretta Abbott, Ron Lott, Charles True)
Grand Ballroom 1
Breakout session: Family & Friends (Bobbe Baggio)
Breakout session: Medical Marijuana -- What Is The Evidence? (Richard Saitz, M.D.)
*Sponsored by CheckUp & Choices
Breakout session: Demonstration (role played) SMART hosted meeting and facilitated meeting (Tom Horvath, Ph.D.)
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Atrium 3, 4
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Informational Breakout Review (Mark Ruth)
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wrap-up and Announcements (Christi Alicea)
Dinner and Presentation of Gerstein Award and SMART Science Award
New SMART Film "Authentics," produced by Daniel Stine, Rising Act Films, and generously funded by The Chris and Debbie Swain Charitable Foundation
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Optional: SMART Recovery Meeting (Antonette Brotman and Andrew McNaughton)
Carlyle and Edwardian
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Optional: Documentary Film “Lawton” with introduction (David Koss)
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Are Relapse and Recycling Necessary for Addictive Behavior Change? (Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D.)
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Motivation and Self-Efficacy in AA and SMART Recovery Participants in Recovery From Alcohol Use Disorder (Leslie Waite, Psy.D.)
10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
SMART Grand Rapids: This is How We Do It! (Don and Sally Nicewander)
10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Presentation (Mark Dann)
11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Using YouTube for Addiction Recovery (Ted Perkins)
11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks (Bill Greer and Mark Ruth)
Wrap-up and Evaluations (Christi Alicea)
12 NAADAC-approved CEUs are available for treatment providers who register as treatment professionals.
And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups.
At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction
(to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating).
Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead
fulfilling and balanced lives guided by our science-based and sensible 4-Point
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