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TPAS Collaborative 2013

August 19, 2013  |  Lorie Obernauer, PhD
The TPAS Collaborative 2013 is an opportunity for Alumni, Recovery Support and Continuing Care addiction professionals to meet and share exemplary practices that support long term, sustained recovery.

What is Recovery?

May 21, 2012  | 
Scientists at the Alcohol Research Group hope to create a tool to measure recovery

TPAS Meeting at West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders

May 14, 2012  | 
Learn about best practices in Alumni Services.

Center Driven and Self-Sustaining Alumni Activities by Guest Author Erica Shely, TPAS Member

March 22, 2012  |  Erica Shely, Aftercare and Alumni Coordinator at Santé Center for Healing
Author Erica Shely describes how a balanced program that includes both center-driven and peer driven activities is a worthwhile endeavor.

Staying Connected through Social Media: by Guest Author Kristen Black, TPAS Member

March 5, 2012  |  Kristen Black, La Hacienda Treatment Center
Kristen Black from La Hacienda Treatment Center describes how she uses social media to stay in touch with Alumni. She also poses questions to ask your organization before you begin. Here is the way La Hacienda approaches social media as well as questions to ask your organization before you begin.

Cool Resources for Treatment Center Alumni

February 26, 2012  | 
Show your Alumni just how great recovery can be.

Helping Alumni Create Positive Attitudes in Recovery

January 11, 2012  |  Lori Obernauer
As Alumni Coordinator at Creative Care in Malibu, Kim Murphy has seen alumni struggle with the idea that because it’s been years since they’ve been to treatment or started recovery or therapy, they shouldn’t have the “negative feelings” that they do. Many professionals can likely relate.

Alumni Services and the Recovery Movement

January 4, 2012  |  Lori Obernauer
I just finished reading “Linking Addiction Treatment and Communities of Recovery: A Primer For Addiction Counselors and Recovery Coaches” (by William White, MA and Ernest Kurtz, PhD).

Alumni Renewal Retreats at Crossroads, Antigua

December 28, 2011  |  Lori Obernauer
This blog post is from Tania Lewis, Alumni Coordinator at Crossroads Centre, Antigua. Many thanks to Tania, a colleague who is a member of TPAS, Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services.

The 12 Laws of Alumni Programming

November 23, 2011  | 
Before I started working at CeDAR, I was a business owner (a wholesale gourmet food business) and wrote a blog for that business. Although I no


Lorie Obernauer

Alumni Coordinator at CeDAR (Center for Dependency, Addiction & Rehabilitation, University of Colorado Hospital

Lorie Obernauer


Lorie Obernauer, PhD, is the Alumni Coordinator at CeDAR (Center for Dependency, Addiction...

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