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Rethinking Addiction: Trauma Responsive Conference


June 12th, 2023 


Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Traverse City Michigan 

100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610 

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 and Continental Breakfast

9:00AM - 9:15 AM                          Welcome 

9:15AM - 10:15 AM                          Lisa Najavits Keynote: Trauma Informed Care

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

10:30AM - 12:00 PM                     Break Out Sessions: Finding Your Best Self, Trauma                                                                           Specific Treatment, Fostering Resilience

12:00PM - 1:00PM                         Lunch

1:00PM - 2:00PM                          Steven Wiland Keynote: Internalized Stigma

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.


CE's are available for Social Workers approved by NASW-Michigan. 

This conference was approved by MCBAP for 8 specific education hours.


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


 *Please note: if you are a sponsor,  ticket(s) may come with your sponsorship. You will still need to register, however, please use the promotion code provided for no charge. If you did not receive a promotion code please contact Krysteena at

Want To Sponsor The Rethinking Addiction Conference?

At Addiction Treatment Services, we work every day on addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and substance use disorders and promoting the overall mental health of all. We're honored to be collaborating with leaders in the field.

Why Sponsor ATS's 2023 Conference?

  • Reach a diverse audience of local and international attendees with your message.

  • Communicate with leadership in the substance use disorder and mental health fields.

  • Demonstrate your commitment to this population of individuals.

  • Get dedicated time with statewide key partners.

Who Will Your Sponsorship Reach?

The Rethinking Addiction conference will have participants from Michigan Statewide. The participants came from a wide range of backgrounds: law enforcement, health systems, community organizations and initiatives, medical experts and researchers, philanthropy, and state and local governments—as well as dynamic leaders! 

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2023 Rethinking Addiction Conference, click the button below to download the sponsorship packet and view all sponsorship benefits. Send all completed sponsorship forms to


If you have any questions please contact Krysteena Burfield, Director of Community Based Services at


Our Sponsors

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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event please email

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