RCC Seminars, NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention, Parent Guide and Hiring

John Kelly
John Kelly

Updates on job opportunities, publishing, events and more for our treatment community

By Angela Zhou

November 12, 2020

New & Next: Conferences and Webinars

Recovery Community Centers Seminar Series
A group of scientists, clinicians, recovery support services leaders and people with lived experience from multiple organizations and institutions launched a series funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for the advancement of the science on Recovery Community Centers (RCCs). If you are someone who contributes to or can benefit from the support RCCs provides, registration is open for the first seminar and discussion: “The Role of Recovery Community Centers (RCCs) in Initiating and Sustaining Remission: A Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective” on Friday, Nov. 20, at 12 p.m. EST, featuring presenter John Kelly, Ph.D.

2020 NIDA-NIAAA Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-Convention
This year’s NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention will be a virtual meeting on Jan. 7–8, 2021, and registration is free and open to the public. The Mini-Convention will feature mini-symposia presenting current topics in neuroscience and addiction research, as well as a keynote address presented by the recipient of the annual Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Award. This year’s mini-symposia are “Mapping the Addiction Neurocircuitry” and “AI-based Approaches to Addiction Pathophysiology and Novel Therapeutics.”

New & Next: Publishing

New Book: The Addicted Child: A Parent’s Guide 
Richard Capriola, an author with two decades of experience working with adults and adolescents diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD), has published The Addicted Child: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse. The book is a resource for parents and anyone interested in learning about adolescent SUD and how substances impact the adolescent brain and influence behaviors. It includes assessments and tests important for a diagnosis, and a review of different treatment options and programs.

New & Next: Employment

Clinical Supervisor, Arlington, Virginia
A clinical supervisor job opportunity is available for an SUD treatment position in the Arlington, Va., area. Candidates must have an LCSW or LPC with a master’s degree in human services or a related field and be a board-approved supervisor.

New & Next: Culture & Media

Singer Sinead O’Connor Enters Treatment
In a recent Twitter thread, Irish singer Sinead O’Connor wrote, “I grew up with a lot of trauma and abuse. I then went straight into the music business. And never learned really how to make a normal life. Never took proper time to heal. Wasn’t ready to either.” After 34 years of substance addiction and following the recent death of a loved one, O’Connor said she plans to enter a one-year trauma and addiction treatment program.