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Rethinking Addiction: Trauma Responsive


June 12th, 2023 


Grand Traverse Resort and Spa 

About The Conference 

The purpose of Rethinking Addiction is to bring together citizens from all facets of our community to work on the most effective, impactful strategies and initiatives related to the public health crisis of addiction.

Together we're currently engaged in creating stronger, deeper connections between non-profits, service providers, and those in recovery. We're also assisting to build connections with local coalitions that support the work being done in the substance use disorder field. We are collaborating to create region-wide initiatives that will better educate the community on how we can actively make the place we call home a true trauma responsive recovery community.

This year, our conference is focused on providing trauma informed care and trauma responsive treatment for individuals that provide SUD interventions. Our strategies are aimed at family supports, peer supports, clinicians, therapists, court staff, and medical professionals. We are committed to creating resources and infrastructure that provide safe interactions for those in our community who need a place to turn during recovery and beyond. 


Schedule of Events

8:30AM  - 9:00 AM                       Registration/Breakfast

9:00AM - 9:15 AM                          Welcome/Announcements

9:15AM - 10:15 AM                          Lisa Najavits Keynote Speaker

10:15AM - 10:30 AM                      Break and Break Out Room Dismissal

10:30AM - 12:00 PM                     Break Out Groups 

12:00PM - 1:00PM                         Lunch

1:00PM - 2:00PM                          Steven Wiland Speaker 2

2:00PM-2:15PM                             Break

2:15PM- 3:30PM                             Panel Discussion

3:30PM- 3:45PM                           Closing Remarks and Evaluation 

Meet The Speakers


Registration is OPEN.


CEU's are available for Social Workers.


Cost for registration with CEU's is $75. General admission registration is $50.


 *Please note: if you are a sponsor,  ticket(s) may come with your sponsorship. You will not need to register those attending, but please e-mail us at with their names.

Our Sponsors

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