Multiple Pathways to Recovery

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“There are many pathways of long-term recovery, and all are cause for celebration!” ~Wm. White

Recovery means different things to different people.  There is no single path of recovery that is a fit for everyone.  In this workshop we will discuss the contemporary understanding of substance use disorder and examine the differences between addiction treatment and recovery.  We will explore the foundation of recovery and the multiple means through which recovery can be cultivated and supported.  Current recovery research will be reviewed demonstrating the efficacy of many alternative pathways to sustaining recovery.  This workshop presents an appreciation for a new paradigm, a broader acceptance of personal recovery choices, and the power of interpersonal connection.

The Recovery Research Institute is a leading nonprofit research institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, dedicated to the advancement of addiction treatment & recovery. This is the website for the Institute founded by Dr. John Kelly.  It has links to the language module and research module that we are using for our training. 

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  • Understand current definitions of substance use disorder and differentiate between treatment and recovery. 
  • Discuss the impact of language in shaping practice, policies, and access to recovery.
  • Identify multiple tools and pathways to support the framework of recovery.
Linda Sarage and Peter Babineau
Event Date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:15pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Westfield State University, Ely Owls Nest
577 Western Ave
Westfield, MA 01086
Sponsored by BSAS: 
Contact Information
Susan Bouchard
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