Premier Addiction Organizations Co-host Process Addictions Conference

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Foundations Recovery Network, a dual diagnosis treatment network, has brought together the top organizations in the addiction field to co-host at their next conference "Process Addictions: Approaches for Professionals."

Process Addictions: Approaches for Professionals

Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) brings the next dual diagnosis conference to The Palms in Las Vegas, Nev., April 22-24, 2009. "Process Addictions: Approaches for Professionals" offers up to 18 hours of Continuing Education Certification and the opportunity to network with the industry's top professionals.

Participants at this conference will gain in-depth information about process addictions and mental health treatment while also being updated on the field's advances over the last five years. Attendees will include professionals in the field of addiction such as chemical drug and mental health counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, interventionists and social workers.

Conference objectives:

  • To learn how to assess and diagnose clients with co-occurring mental health, process addictions and substance-related disorders
  • To identify treatment strategies with special awareness to the needs of persons with dual disorders and culturally diverse populations
  • To classify the applications of behavioral treatment, the integrated model, individual and group therapies, motivational enhancement and other approaches in providing treatment services for co-occurring disorders

With topics ranging from sexual addiction to pathological gambling, the "Process Addictions" conference is bringing together some of the biggest names in addiction and behavioral health as co-hosts. These facilities have lent their esteemed faculty and staff to be conference speakers and provided their guidance on assembling the structure and format of the event. They also are privileged to host special events which create networking opportunities for conference participants.

Since 1959, Caron has been a preferred alcohol and drug addiction treatment provider. Based in Wernersville, Penn., Caron offers more clinical programs to meet the specific needs of its clients regardless of circumstance than any other center in the United States. Their mission is to provide an enlightened and caring treatment community in which all those affected by alcoholism or drug addiction may begin a new life. Specifically, Caron offers gender-specific chemical dependency treatment programs, early intervention, detox, family counseling, and residential, extended and outpatient care.

CRC Health Group is the largest provider of specialized behavioral healthcare services in the United States. Their sophisticated, individualized treatment programs address issues from addiction and learning differences to eating disorders and behavioral issues. To treat these illnesses, CRC offers programs including residential and outpatient treatment, outdoor wilderness camps and therapeutic programs at their 145 facilities. With over 20 years in the industry, CRC Health Group continues to keep up with cutting-edge scientific solutions in behavioral health issues.

Since its creation in 1949 at a Minnesota farmhouse, Hazelden has grown into one of the world's largest and most respected private, nonprofit addiction treatment centers. Hazelden helps those who struggle with addiction to alcohol and drugs through treatment, continuing care, higher learning, and public education and advocacy. This organization also deals in research and publishing products such as tools and resources for treatment and criminal justice educators.

Pine Grove Behavioral Health first opened its doors in 1984 and began treating adults, adolescents and children suffering from addictions and eating and psychiatric disorders. Located in Hattiesburg, Miss., this facility's mission is to be a leader in healing and change lives by providing the highest quality of behavioral health services. To accomplish these goals, Pine Grove offers a variety of services ranging from outpatient to inpatient and residential treatment and is an extension of Forrest General Hospital. Since its inception, Pine Grove has become one of the nation's most comprehensive treatment campuses.

For three decades, Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery has been offering comprehensive addiction evaluation, treatment and support programs to help those suffering from chemical and/or behavioral addictions lead productive, healthy lives. This organization was developed to meet the growing need for hospital-based addiction recovery treatment in their region and also provides a variety of medical and counseling services designed to help both patient and the patient's family.

For more information about how to register for this and other Foundations Recovery Network events, visit:

About Foundations Recovery Network:
Foundations Recovery Network is a premier organization for treating persons with addiction and mental health disorders. The company oversees four dual diagnosis treatment centers: Michael's House in Palm Springs, Calif.; La Paloma in Memphis, Tenn.; Alta Mira in Sausalito, Calif.; and The Canyon in Malibu, Calif.


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