Is to engage in research, education and policy development to more effectively understand, prevent and treat addictive behaviors.
"Spirituality's Role in Prevention and Addiction Recovery"
May 6-9, 2013. Buller Hall
Research shows spirituality is significantly related the decisions to use substance, the move from experimentation to abuse and addiction and to recovery. This has become recognized not only by the faith community but by the scientific community. Increasingly society has come to recognize the role of spiritually and faith in prevention and recovery and most importantly in sustaining recovery.
The course will feature local, national, and internationally-known speakers, including Dr. David Williams from Harvard University. Dr. Williams in an Andrews alumnus and internationally recognized for his research on spirituality and health. As well as Dr. Clyde McCoy from the University of Miami School of Medicine is a leader in the field of substance abuse health services.
Yvonne Terry-McElrath, a research scientist at the University of Michigan (and an Andrews alumnus), will present epidemiology data from their annual survey of students examining the relationship between spirituality and substance use.
Popular Andrews’s faculty will also present, including David Sedlacek from the Seminary and others will focus on data regarding spiritualty and substance use among Adventists.
This course is designed to involve the student in learning through expert presentations, supplemented by in-class learning experiences where processing and integration of materials is facilitated in order for students to better utilize information presented.
A course devised for Counselors, Social Workers, Educators, Psychologists, Lay Counselors, Medical Personnel, Pastors, and Students. It is a week of contemporary instruction in:
- Role of faith in preventing Addictive Behaviors
- Church Community Role’s in Prevention
- Role of Spirituality in Recovery
- Maintaining Recovery
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