Caron Aims to Elevate Treatment with New Research Center

Fran and Doug Tieman Center for Research

Plus: Recovia to open another location, a Hazelden webinar to help counselors deal with the opioid crisis, and registration for NAATP conference

By Darya Daneshmand

New & Next: Industry

Caron’s Deep Dive into Research

Caron Treatment Centers has a research facility in the works—the Fran and Doug Tieman Center for Research—that will enhance its ability to provide cutting-edge addiction care and push the field as a whole forward. Focused on brain chemistry and medical research, the center will be located on the campus of Caron’s headquarters in Wernersville, Pa.

“Our goal for the Fran and Doug Tieman Center for Research is to increase the probability of recovery for individuals struggling with substance use disorder to 100%,” says Joseph Garbely, D.O., DFASAM, chief medical officer for Caron. “We believe that by improving our understanding of relapse, increasing treatment options, educating healthcare providers about substance use disorder and identifying tools and markers to help prevent it, we can achieve this goal.”

Recovia to Open Outpatient Treatment Facility in Phoenix

Arizona-based Recovia is opening a new facility in Phoenix’s Midtown area as part of the expansion of its addiction, behavioral health and pain management outpatient programs. With the opening of the Midtown location, Recovia will have four treatment centers.

“We noticed that a lot of our patients and doctors’ referrals were coming from Midtown so we thought establishing a location here would make it easier for those patients to find treatment closer to home,” says David Luksensburg, partner development manager for Recovia. “Recovia’s goal has always been to help with the physical and mental wellbeing of our patients, and this new location will help us do that.”

In addition to its in-person treatment, Recovia has a telehealth program that provides support to people across Arizona. Recovia combines several types of treatments and therapies—from detox to recovery-based yoga—in treating all forms of substance misuse, including opioid dependency.

As Recovia grows, it has a number of job openings, including roles in behavioral health (counselor, provider), patient relations (coordinator, assistant) and physical therapy (therapist, assistant). The qualifications Recovia is seeking vary by position. Interested candidates can apply here.

New & Next: Conferences and Webinars

Registration Now Open for NAATP Leadership Conference

Registration opened this month for the 2021 National Association of Addiction Professionals (NAATP) National Addiction Leadership Conference. The annual event will take place Dec. 7–9 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. Highlights of the conference include 100-plus addiction provider and vendor exhibit booths, a CEO leadership luncheon and the presentation of addiction leadership awards. “Early bird” pricing for the conference runs through Oct. 31. The NAATP continues to monitor developments with the COVID-19 pandemic and is working with the Sheraton Denver Downtown to create a safe environment for attendees.

NAATP 2021 leadership conference

How Counselors Can Contend with the Opioid Crisis

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation will host the webinar “The Opioid Crisis: Action Steps for Counselors” on July 28 at 2:30 p.m. EST. It will be led by Kevin Doyle, Ed.D., dean of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, who will discuss ways for counselors and other professionals to address the opioid crisis on individual, clinical and societal levels, and touch on how those outside the field can take action as well. Registration is free. Individuals who are unable to attend can register to be notified when an on-demand recording is available.

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