In this presentation you will learn 20 smart things you can do to help facilitate recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders. Topics covered include: incorporating lessons from science into recovery; what the best programs do to help facilitate recovery; lessons from history; becoming more evidence based; lessons from cancer treatment applied to behavioral health recovery; addressing co-occurring conditions; a public health approach to recovery; utilizing peers and breaking intergenerational patterns.
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Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, West Indies, and Guam. Mark is the author of five books, which focus on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management: and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board, the NAADAC prestigious Enlightenment Award, 2 the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni. Mark is co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30-year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.