Recovery, Relapse & Resilience Across The Region

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 8:00 am-3:30 pm

Our 6th annual social worker conference is focusing on new approaches to combat the Opioid Crisis. Opioid abuse is insidious. It can quickly and completely destroy individuals and families. 


Our conference will feature a unique blend of healthcare providers, non-profit foundations, law enforcement professionals, education professionals, families and individuals struggling to combat the impact opioids.

Keynote Speakers

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Jadlow: On The Rebound

Todd Jadlow tells all about playing for Bob Knight, his professional life filled with drugs, alcohol and years in jail, and his inspiring road to recovery. 

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Where Indiana Stands: Opioid Epidemic: Kristina Box. MD, FACOG State Health Commissioner

Dr. Kristina Box was named Indiana State Health Commissioner by Governor Eric J. Holcomb on September 18, 2017. She brings to the role a passion for improving the health of Hoosiers, beginning before birth. Dr. Box has been a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist in Indianapolis for 30 years. 

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OPIOID EPIDEMIC: IMPACT ON MINORITY COMMUNITIES: Tracy Lewis, Executive Director Community Advocates of Northern Indiana

Attendees will participate in a special luncheon screening of the award-winning documentary “Opioid Epidemic: Impact on Minority Communities” which will be followed by a panel lead discussion.

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CBD Oil, The Facts: Custom Dosing

 Jeff Barton R.Ph  will cover how CBD works, the Endocannabinoid system, full spectrum benefits, side effects, Dosing protocols and how it can be used for therapeutic intervention for addictive behaviors  

Registration Information

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Registration Fees until Friday, March 1st:

  • $80 Professionals & Non-Students
  • $35 Students (with valid student ID)

Registration Fees after March 1st and Walk-In Pricing:

  • $100 Professionals & Non-Students
  • $50  Students (with valid student ID)


Registration Fees include: Admission to conference sessions and access to sponsors, morning refreshments, networking opportunities, lunch, program materials, and 6 Social Work CEUs provided by IUN Social Work.

Attendees will also be added to our ‘Save the Date’ email alert for our remaining 2019 Lunch & Learn workshops and 2020 Annual Conference email list.

Recovery, Relapse & Resilience Across The Region

  • 8:00-8:45 am Register, Networking & Visit Vendors
  • 8:45-9:00 am Welcome, Overview of the Day & Introductions
  • 9:00-10:00 am Todd Jadlow; "On the Rebound" After playing college basketball at Indiana under legendary coach Bob Knight, Todd continued on to play professional basketball for more than a decade in the U. S., Europe and South America, basically playing basketball and partying his way around the world. Todd will share the depths of his addiction, his early struggle with sobriety and the resilience he found in recovery.
  • 10:00-11:00 am BREAK OUT SESSIONS
    • a) What Overcoming My Gambling Addiction & 25 Years of Recovery has Taught Me (Tom Brew)
    • b) Overview of 'Recovery Works' Detox Now Grant and Partnership (Stephanie Shostak)
  • 11:00-11:30 BSW Student Poster Presentations & Visit Vendors
  • 11:30 am-1:00 pm LUNCHEON
    • "THE IMPACT OF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC ON MINORITY COMMUNITIES"
      • Tracy Lewis, Community Advocates of Northwest Indiana
      • (Documentary film followed by panel led discussion)
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CBD Oil, The Facts- Jeff Barton, Custom Dosing 
  • 2:00-3:00 pm "WHERE INDIANA STANDS: NAS AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC"
    • Kristina Box, MD; State Health Commissioner
  • 3:00-3:30 pm "How it Works: The 12 Step Approach to Sobriety"
  • 3:30-3:45 pm Collect Evaluations & CEU Distribution

Presented By

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Our Partners

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