The Advancing Connections for Recovery conference is intended to facilitate multifaceted conversations about recovery supports.
The goal of this conference is to bring together a variety of stakeholders to foster relationships that empower us to serve and
support people with substance use disorders, eating disorders, and other mental or behavioral health conditions. Advancing
Connections for Recovery is about meeting people where they are at and connecting them to the support they need to grow
in their recovery.
Riley's Wish Foundation seeks to encourage purposeful actions to serve those battling obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
One particular focus of the Foundation is to help people with co-occurring disorders of OCD and substance use disorder.
In light of this mission, the Riley’s Wish Foundation has partnered with the Kennesaw State University Center for Young
Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR) to offer an annual lecture series that explores the nuance and considerations of
co-occurring disorders. For the 5th year of this collaboration, the Riley’s Wish Lecture Series will kick off the Advancing
Connections for Recovery Conference. Day 1 of the conference will focus on co-occurring disorders from a variety of perspectives
and will include discussion of disorders that frequently co-present, as well as a panel that will explore where the treatment
of certain co-occurring disorders is similar and where it differs.
Day 2 will highlight the power of peer support models and the role of recovery-ready communities. This day will focus on
the ecosystem where recovery can thrive, ranging from prevention, intervention, and harm reduction efforts, to increasing the
accessibility of treatment and support. Topics will include:
Day 3 will wrap up with a focus on the various ways that recovery can manifest. This day will explore the variety
of recovery experiences and how recovery from substance use disorders, eating disorders, and other mental or
behavioral health conditions can become a way of life.
For more information please contact Lindsay Montgomery.