Join Us for Insightful Sessions on Substance Use Disorders and Recovery!

We are thrilled to announce the plenary speakers for the 2024 VSIAS, which will take place from July 21st to July 24th at the Woodlands Hotel and Suites, Williamsburg. This year’s theme is “Facing Challenges, Finding Solutions,” and attendees can earn up to 23 Continuing Education credits.

Monday, July 22nd

“Mastering Your Emotions: Strategies for Managing Anger and Stress”
Dr. Paul Hardy is a renowned leader in substance abuse counseling and trauma recovery. Join us as Dr. Hardy shares strategies for addressing anger and stress, enhancing emotional awareness, and promoting effective coping strategies.

Dr. Paul Hardy

Tuesday, July 23rd

“Substance Use Disorders and Addiction: Myths and Facts”
Dr. Omar Abubaker, DMD, Ph.D., is a leading expert in dental surgery and substance use disorder education. Discover the realities of addiction as a chronic brain disease and explore ethical perspectives on treatment.

Dr. Omar Abubaker

Wednesday, July 24th

Jessica Swan, MCJ, MAC, LSATP
“Family Treatment & Recovery: The Path to Better Outcomes”
Join Jessica Swan, an expert in clinical addiction counseling and family treatment, as she discusses the critical role of family involvement in addiction recovery. Learn about evidence-based family therapy practices and their impact on treatment outcomes.

Jessica Swan, MCJ, MAC, LSATP

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Don’t miss these engaging sessions designed to deepen understanding and promote positive outcomes in substance use disorder treatment and recovery. Register today to secure your spot at VSIAS 2024 and join us for these impactful keynote presentations!

Let’s advance our knowledge and support for individuals and families affected by addiction together. See you there!