What is Innovations in Recovery? 

Focused on exploring new and emerging modalities and proven approaches to substance abuse and co-occurring treatment, the Innovations in Recovery conference also highlights breakthroughs in complex mental health disorders and process addictions. The primary goal of IIR is to equip treatment professionals and organizations to effectively meet the needs of specialized clients and demographics, and to inform them of the latest business trends and topics impacting the industry.

Tracks at Innovations in Recovery

Advances in Behavioral Healthcare (CBT, DBT, EMDR)
  • Educate attendees about both new and established modalities for treating substance abuse
Process Addictions and Co-occurring Disorders (eating disorders, sex addiction, trauma, etc.)
  • Explore clinical approaches for working with clients struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders and process addictions
Holistic and Alternative Treatment Approaches
  • Provide insight from a clinical perspective on methods outside of the traditional treatment frames professionals are accustomed to working in 
Specialty Populations (adolescents, seniors, LGBTQ, professionals, etc.)
  • Identify and explore successful treatment approaches for dealing with specific patient demographics outside of the more familiar “traditional” patient profiles
New Track! –Opiates and Emerging Narcotics (what to look for, how to diagnose, treatment planning)
  • Examine the latest trends and statistics in the opioid crisis, new drugs entering the scene and the most effective treatment methods available today
The Business of Behavioral Healthcare (legislation, outcomes, reimbursements, ethics, and marketing)
  • Explore non-clinical topics impacting behavioral healthcare from legal issues to billing along with issues related to reporting on and marketing treatment

Learning Objectives at Innovations in Recovery

  • Provide strategies and best practices for treating substance use disorders, mental health disorders, process addictions, traumatic history and unwilling populations
  • Identify case-specific strategies for providing successful continuous care planning
  • Discuss holistic and non-traditional treatment approaches
  • Determine best practices for treating specialty populations such as the LGBTQ community, senior citizens, adolescents and professionals
  • Define potential treatment difficulties and effective practices regarding treatment for specialty populations as well as ways to involve family members in treatment planning
  • Provide updates about new and emerging substances being abused
  • Address issues of stigmatization and community opposition toward behavioral healthcare and addiction recovery
  • Offer insight on ethical issues relating to urinalysis, billing, patient brokering and patient-to-staff and staff-to-staff relationships