Overview of Addictions with Dr. Vause


Overview of Addictions with Dr. Vause

Date / Time
May 20, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT


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Join this session with Dr. Dean Vause, executive/clinical director of the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC) to gain a deeper understanding of addiction and adolescence. Some areas that will be covered in this session will be common addictions, the serious impact of addiction on different levels (mental, emotional and physical), challenges in the field and an overview of AARC. This session will also include encounters from individuals who have graduated from the program that will share their journey, challenges and success stories.

“Dr. Vause is the Executive Director of the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC), a long-term, intensive treatment program for severely addicted youth and their families. AARC is the culmination of Dr. Vause’s 20 years of research into adolescent addiction. His research took him to treatment centres throughout North America. Dr. Vause started his career in high schools, where he taught, counseled and developed programs to help youth in the education system. His Masters dissertation “A School Drug Program”, and his Ph.D. Program, “Adolescent Substance Use Disorders”, focus on both a model and facility for adolescent drug treatment. He has provided many Teacher In-service presentations on the subject of drug use in schools in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia and parts of the United States, and has provided numerous workshops for many other community organizations. Dr. Vause is considered to be a leading expert in the field of adolescent addiction, and his advice is sought by other professionals. He is the recipient of the Rotary International “Paul Harris Fellowship”, the highest honor in Rotary. Other awards include Calgary Citizen of the Year award and the Alberta Centennial Medal.”

This session will be held via Zoom and the link will be sent to you prior to the start of this session.

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