Mental Health Conference To Address Treatment Methods for Veterans and First Responders

November 14, 2011

Foundations Recovery Network’s next national conference will focus on specific addiction and treatment strategies to aid service members in uniform.

As the War on Terror in Iraq comes to a close, Foundations Recovery Network is pleased to announce their 35th annual conference “Freedom & Recovery – Integrated Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Service Members.” This timely and highly educational event will be held April 23-26, 2012 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA. Mental health professionals will gain knowledge of effective practices for helping this unique population recover as well as handle continued service and civilian life.

First responders, veterans, and others in uniform are experiencing unprecedented rates of mental, emotional, and substance abuse disorders, as well as historically high suicide rates. In light of the demand to appropriately treat this special sector, this conference will allow participants to learn new and innovative trends, as well as continuing education credits. “Foundations continues to lead the national conversations about integrated treatment,” says CEO, Robert Waggener. He also states that this conference “will focus on the unique dynamics in serving this population, including psychological trauma and other integrated treatment challenges and clinical approaches.”

The Freedom & Recovery conference includes 8 keynote addresses, including one from retired U.S. Officer, General Barry McCaffrey, who received a Human Service Lifetime Achievement Award for Extraordinary Achievements in the Field of Substance Abuse. In all, over 45 speakers will present evidence-based therapies for treating both trauma and addiction.

For more information, go to www.FoundationsEvents.com, call 877.345.3360, or email events@frnmail.com.

About Foundations Recovery Network

Foundations Recovery Network, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the premier organizations for treating persons with addiction and mental health disorders. Their integrated treatment approach, focusing on a dual-diagnosis model, is put into action at all of their facilities, which include Michael’s House in Palm Springs, Calif.;The Canyon in Malibu, Calif.; La Paloma in Memphis, Tenn., and a full-service outpatient treatment center in Atlanta, Ga.

About Hotel del Coronado

With a confidence of gracious Victorian splendor that is without equal, this classic beachfront respite has long been heralded as one of America’s most beautiful beach resorts. Built in 1888, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1977. Today, The Del offers guests a unique combination of modern luxury touched with the charm and grace of this fairytale castle. With its stunning beachfront locale, it’s easy to see why The Del has been called “one of the top ten resorts in the world” by USA Today.