P04 - Father Joseph C. Martin Professional Excellence Award & Innovator Award presented by Ashley Addiction Treatment and Plenary Presentation -Beyond Recovery: The Ultimate Relapse Prevention in Addiction & Mental Health Disorders (1.0 CE)
Date & Time
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Reef Karim
Treatment recidivism in addictive disorders continues to be a huge problem in society. The lack of a universal framework of treatment and no standardized outcome measures leaves many treatment owners and providers ineffective in their ability to treat clients and their families suffering from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. There seems to be a disconnect between the neuroscience research community (biological), the psychological community, the counseling community and the spiritual and wellness community. This disconnect leads to a lack of integration in care often generating poor outcomes. This session will address the industry in a raw and evidence based manner. With decades of clinical experience, publications in prestigious journals and substantial academic training and thought leadership, Reef Karim developed a model for addiction treatment that is both comprehensive and effective in blending five key domains. He will discuss what works and what doesn't and highlight what recovery really means and how a great number of rehab centers fall short in preparing their clients for positive future outcomes.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Learn the modern day thinking behind how addiction develops, including the disease model, the trauma model, spiritual paralysis, genetics and psychological and neurobiological vulnerability.
  • Understand what "recovery" is and how many treatment centers don't help clients go far enough in their recovery process.
  • Learn how to decrease the recidivism rate in addictive disorders by employing advanced recovery in the treatment process.
Sponsored by Dominion Diagnostics