Sunday, June 17, 2012

2012 New England School of Addiction Studies and Prevention Studies

2012 New England School of Addiction Studies and Prevention Studies
June 18 – 21, 2012, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
About the Event

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FROM original May 7, 2012 deadline!
However, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to ensure course choices and lodging availablilty.

The 43rd Annual New England School of Addiction Studies will take place from June 18 -21, 2012 at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. The Summer School is a four-day intensive experience for participants to further their knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of addiction services through in-depth coursework.

The Summer School is appropriate for anyone who recognizes the impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs on individuals, families, and communities. Each year, participants from many disciplines come together to form a unique and diverse community. The School’s comprehensive curriculum offers a wide variety of best practice courses in the field of addiction services. The School’s nationally and regionally recognized faculty includes instructors who are respected for their accomplishments in the behavioral health field, and also recognized for their training expertise.

The School of Addiction Studies originated 43 years ago by the six New England state substance abuse agencies, the New England Institute continues to work with the six state agencies to provide trainingopportunities needed to support substance abuse service system development and workforce development in our region.

The 12th Annual School of Prevention Studies is designed for prevention professionals from various settings to combine intensive study in an area of special interest with the opportunity to network. The School features keynote addresses and a variety of workshops to choose from delivered by nationally and regionally recognized speakers. The workshops incorporate a variety of current and emerging research based prevention programming, from core through more advanced skills. This event is a collaborative effort of the New England and New York state substance abuse agencies and several other organizations. We invite you to join us for intensive and stimulating studies and networking.

Over the years, New England Institute summer programs have been developed to respond to specific needs in our regional workforce. The 12th Annual New England School of Prevention Studies will again be co-located with this year’s program. Participants have the opportunity to attend offerings from both programs, and co-locating the schools offers wonderful networking and combined learning opportunities for participants working in different areas of the behavioral health services continuum.

We welcome you to be part of our community. If you work in treatment, prevention, recovery services, other social services, or a related field, please join us for new knowledge, skills, and networking in June! WELCOME!

Program Goals

The four-day addiction program provides attendees with an opportunity to:
Participate in intensive training delivered by leaders, researchers, and practitioners from across the continuum of substance abuse services;
Acquire knowledge and specific skills in best practices to apply to their work; and
Network with colleagues from across New England and beyond.

The prevention school goals are to provide participants with an opportunity to:
Learn from leaders, researchers, and practitioners in the field of prevention;
Acquire knowledge and specific skills in evidence based prevention to apply to their prevention programs; and
Network with other prevention professionals and state agency representatives from across New England.

The four-day program is a combination of major presentations, courses, and facilitated forums. Courses provide intensive, skill based training in research-based programming for all students.

Target Audience

The School’s target audience includes persons from all disciplines who are concerned with alcohol, tobacco and other drug related issues, persons new to the field, and persons in behavioral health and allied human services whose activities require a general knowledge of substance abuse.

Some of the many professions represented include:
Substance abuse counselors;
Clinicians from a variety of treatment modalities
Prevention specialists;
Mental health professionals;
Other counselors;
Drug court professionals;
EAP professionals;
Student assistance professionals;
Social workers;
Community organizers;
Recovery support staff;
Recovery coaches;
Recovery community support organization staff and volunteers;
Access to Recovery (ATR) staff;
Family service professionals;
Corrections professionals;
Opioid addiction treatment professionals;
Law enforcement professionals;
Housing managers;
And professionals and volunteers from many other disciplines who are interested in continuing to learn about addiction treatment and recovery.

The School of Prevention Studies is designed for the following adult professionals:
Community Task Force & Coalition Coordinators
Prevention Practitioners
Student Assistance Professionals
Safe and Drug Free Schools Personnel
Program Managers & Administrators
State Agency Prevention Staff
Volunteers and Task Force Members
Others who deliver prevention services, work in related fields, or are interested in learning more about prevention


New England Institute of Addiction Studies, Inc.

The State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Agencies of
New Hampshire,
Rhode Island &
AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.
The New Hampshire Training Institute on Addictive Disorders
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association of Rhode Island
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England at Brown University, and its funder, The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) for their support of selected courses.
The Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies,Northeast Region Expert Team, and its funder, The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
School Location

Bowdoin College is a vibrant residential college nestled in a small, active New England town, but that is just the beginning. The location places a wealth of landscapes and environments at your fingertips: To the south we have easy access to city life in Portland and Boston; to the north is the rich tradition of communities who have lived off the land for generations; to the west is the playground of lakes, rivers, and mountains; and to the east is the coastline representing so much that is central to the world’s issues today, from global warming and the health of our oceans to honoring and preserving the world’s beautiful landscapes.

Contrary to popular notion, you CAN get there from here. Brunswick has plenty to offer for a quick diversion — great restaurants, record and CD stores, two movie theaters, art galleries, golf courses, bowling alleys and more. Midcoast Maine offers outlet shopping in Freeport and great seacoast beaches. Portland, a vibrant city with a small-town feel, has museums to explore, Old Port shops to browse, and concerts, clubs and pubs to check out. And a couple of hours in a car will put you in Boston, Acadia National Park, or some of Maine’s best recreational areas.
Housing on Campus

Housing is in single bedrooms, charged at the single room rate. Double rooms are available. NEIAS will NOT match participants in double bedrooms unless they have requested each other. You and your roommate must indicate mutual roommate preference and roommate name on each of your registration forms.

You, the participant, will be responsible to pay the difference between the amount of a scholarship that is based on the double room rate and the cost of a single room in the event you do not have a roommate.

Housing on campus will be in traditional basic dormitory rooms. Shared restrooms with multiple bathroom and shower stalls will be located on each hallway. Due to the nature of the dorms, and in an effort to be respectful to ALL participants, males and females will NOT be assigned to the same dorm room, even if requested. There are a limited number of rooms available on campus, which will be assigned by processed application date. Participants may reside on campus, or commute from a local hotel or from home. If you would be more comfortable with the kind of privacy or amenities a hotel room provides, we encourage you to make alternate arrangements. Click here to to download a local hotel list.

Special Accommodations for Participants with Disabilities

The New England Institute of Addiction Studies is committed to providing accommodations so students with disabilities can participate in the NESAS Program. Sign Language Interpreters and Assistive Listening Devices or other accommodations are available on request. The program site has wheelchair accessible space available, including a limited number of ADA accessible residence hall rooms. Please note your accommodation requests, such as ASL interpreter, accessible rooms, etc. on the online registration form or on the second page of the hard copy registration form.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you require a Sign Language Interpreter or CART service, your application must be received at the NEIAS office by April 23, 2012 so the appropriate arrangements can be made.
Continuing Education Units

All students completing the full program will receive a certificate of completion from the New England Institute of Addiction Studies. 2.5 Continuing Education Units (25 contact hours) will be awarded by the New England Institute. Those attending part of the program will receive contact hours for those hours attended.


The New England Institute of Addiction Studies, Inc. is an Approved NAADACEducation Provider. Through the NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders, a co-sponsor, this program is pre-approved by the NH Board of Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professional Practice for CEU Performance Domains and Categories of Competence. This program has been approved for 25.0 Continuing Education contact hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. The New England Institute is a recognized Sponsor of Continuing Education Activities by the Maine State Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Attendance at NESAS will help toward counselor and other professional certification in most states, depending on your state’s requirements. Application has been made to several professional organizations to accept New England Institute CEUs, including those certifying social workers.

AdCare Educational Institute, Inc., a co-sponsor, will provide contact hours for Nurses (LPN/RNs) through the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Nurses from outside Massachusetts should check with their state and professional associations to verify reciprocity or acceptance. For Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs), AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors (NCCs). AdCare adheres to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. To ensure state credentialing, contact your local board of certification.

New York participants: The New England Institute of Addiction Studies, Inc. is a New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider, Provider Number 0456. Application is being made to NYS OASAS for this school to meet all or part of the CASAC/CPP/CPS education and training requirements.

Academic Credit

In a collaborative effort with NESAS, Johnson State College offers undergraduate and graduate level academic credit at the Summer School for some courses for an additional fee of $250 per credit hour. Click here for a fact sheet for further information about this program.

In addition, some colleges and universities have approved the NESAS program for undergraduate credit as an independent study for students enrolled in their institutions. Check with your faculty advisor.
Other New England Institute Programs

20th Anniversary New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Treatment
September 10 – 13, 2012 at the Waterville Valley Conference Center and Resort in Waterville Valley, NH. Course tracks will be offered in: advanced clinical practices, clinical supervision, advanced prevention, and addiction medicine. Catalogs and a website will be available in the later spring.

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You are cordially invited to exhibit at the New England School of Addiction Studies & New England School of Prevention Studies. Contact the New England Institute for further information about exhibiting.

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