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Welcome

The Addiction Studies Institute is the largest midwest conference of its kind providing an array of dynamic educational choices for the chemical dependency counselor, social worker, prevention specialist, criminal justice professional, clergy, physician, marriage and family therapist, nurse, and other healthcare specialists.

In addition to general sessions, participants can select from more than 60 concurrent sessions. These sessions range from entry-level to advanced in scope. 

2014 Keynote Speakers

Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD

Carlo C DiClemente, PhD, is Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland. Dr. DiClemente is internationally recognized as a co-creator (with James Prochaska, PhD) of the Transtheoretical Model of Change, a model that identifies stages of change and other factors that predict treatment outcomes and allows many more people to enter treatment programs at earlier stages of rediness.

Dr. DiClemente is the author of more than 140 publications and the most notable book, Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover. He has been principal or co-investigator on over 25 grant-funded research projects.


Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM

Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. He is Vice President of Medical Affairs and the Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC). Dr. Pohl was a major force in developing LVRC’s Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is the former chairman of ASAM’s AIDS Committee, a member of the Symposium Planning Committee, a member of the planning committee for ASAM’s Annual “Common Threads, Pain and Addiction” Course and co-chair of ASAM’s Pain and Addiction Workgroup. Dr. Pohl is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is a nationally known speaker and author/co-author of numerous books and publications including: A Day Without Pain, Revised Edition.



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