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featuring a conversation with the Moyers family


Success is measurable. It does not require advanced computing devices and mathematicians, but rather a culture and workforce interested in delivering the best possible services to the individuals it serves. The Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies is proud to host “The Measurement of Success”, a day-long event dedicated to understanding the journey through addiction and recovery, from the perspectives of human experience and research methods.

The morning will feature an intimate conversation with the Moyers family, a family steeped in political and journalistic fame, the trauma of addiction, and the power of change. Join us for a rare glimpse into the impact of addiction on a family that could do something about it. Listen to their story from personal crisis to personal efforts to reform criminal justice and public policies towards substance use, treatment strategies, and lifelong recovery.


The afternoon will offer 3-hour workshops followed by an early career poster session and networking hour.


  •  Workshop Choice 1: Data & Evaluation in Addiction Treatment: The Executive Workforce track will focus on measurement strategies and tracking metrics for prevention and treatment agencies; how to perform research studies independently or in conjunction with clinical scientists from around the country; and how to assess treatment staff preparedness and training. This track is appropriate for individuals established in the field, such as clinical and executive directors of treatment agencies, prevention program directors, and executive board members of professional organizations in the field of addiction are invited.
  •  Workshop Choice 2: Navigating the Addiction Field in NJ: The Early Career Workforce track will focus on navigating the education, credentialing and licensing requirements in the addiction field; job prospects and opportunities for advancement; and strategies for a healthy and productive career. This track will also feature a panel discussion of key educators, policy makers, and advocates in the field of workforce development. This track is appropriate for individuals interested in entering the addiction workforce or those who have just recently set upon this career path (< 5 years).


Date: October 20, 2017

Time: The Measurement of Success begins on Friday, October 20th at 8:15 a.m. with registration, followed by programming from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Program Schedule:
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.        Welcoming Remarks
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.      Keynote Address: David Gastfriend, M.D. (1 CE)
10:30 – 12:00 p.m.    An Intimate Conversation with the Moyers Family (1 CE)
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.      Lunch, on your own
1:15 – 4:45 p.m.        Afternoon Workshops (3.5 CE)
                         Workshop Choice 1: Data & Evaluation in Addiction Treatment
                         Workshop Choice 2: Navigating the Addiction Field in NJ

You must register to attend.

Cost: The event is free for everyone If you would like to receive 5.5 CE credits the cost is $50.00