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Building Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care

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June 6, 2013                                             Denver, Colorado


“ROSC is a paradigm shift. It is an opportunity for us at a national policy level, and also at a grassroots level, to start to look at addiction not so much as something that can be treated in one episode but something that requires long-term care, long-term solutions. It’s a chronic disease.” – Dr. Lorie Obernauer

Addiction professionals in the Denver, Colorado, community and beyond came together on June 6, 2013, to discuss building a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC). The event, produced by Addiction Professional, featured several panelists to provide their insights on ROSC:

  • Lorie Obernauer, PhD, founder of Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services; a co-founder of Beyond Betty, a social and learning community serving professional women in recovery; and coordinator of Alumni Recovery Support Services at the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR)
  • Donna Schwartz, MA, CAC III, community services clinician for Valley Hope Association
  • Marvin Ventrell, JD, director of community and alumni relations at Harmony Foundation

 (For full biographies of the panelists click">">here.)


The event was moderated by Addiction Professional publisher Doug Edwards. Each panelist shared unique insight on the challenges and opportunities faced in building a ROSC. Click below to listen to podcasts.


The event was made possible through the support of">">Dominion Diagnostics,">">Beacon House,">">CeDAR,">">Valley Hope Association, and">">West Pines Behavioral Health on the campus of Exempla Lutheran Medical Center.