Dear Healthcare Professional In recovery, or better, Brothers and Sisters,
My first experience with other Healthcare Professionals in recovery was my first IDAA meeting in the desert in 2001. I was amazed that I was not the only physician with a chemical dependence in the world, and the magic of walking into that room lives with me each day. But every year back in New England, I attended a small group called the New England Professionals Group. It was basically a regional IDAA meeting that was three days long and where a small group of intimate friends gathered with families to celebrate recovery. I took this idea to the founding members of our WSHCPG Group and it evolved into our first meeting last year at Redondo Beach.
As anyone who attended will tell you, the magic of a concentrated recovery renewal weekend cannot be over emphasized as one of the greatest strategies for a lasting and strengthened recovery program. Our wonderful organizers have made this a CME event, so credit and deductions may apply to anyone who participates. [Read more]
Harry L. Haroutunian, MD