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
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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.
- www.addictionpro.com/article/podcast-we-need-more-direction-top">http://www.addictionpro.com/article/podcast-we-need-more-direction-top" target="_blank">Ventrell emphasized the importance of leadership embracing a ROSC model to break down silos in the relatively young addiction treatment field.
- www.addictionpro.com/article/podcast-including-alumni-community-rosc">http://www.addictionpro.com/article/podcast-including-alumni-community-rosc" target="_blank">Dr. Obernauer pointed out the importance of including the alumni community in a ROSC.
- www.addictionpro.com/article/podcast-clinicians-should-contribute-suppor...">http://www.addictionpro.com/article/podcast-clinicians-should-contribute..." target="_blank">Schwartz noted that professionals need to maintain contact with alumni and among themselves in order for a ROSC to effectively develop.
The event was made possible through the support of www.dominiondiagnostics.com/">http://www.dominiondiagnostics.com/">Dominion Diagnostics, www.beaconhouse.org/">http://www.beaconhouse.org/">Beacon House, www.uch.edu/conditions/addictions/">http://www.uch.edu/conditions/addictions/">CeDAR, www.valleyhope.org">http://www.valleyhope.org">Valley Hope Association, and www.westpinesrecovery.org/chemical-dependency-care">http://www.westpinesrecovery.org/chemical-dependency-care">West Pines Behavioral Health on the campus of Exempla Lutheran Medical Center.