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New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Treatment

September 9 - 12, 2013, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire



The New England Institute of Addiction Studies is pleased to announce the 21st Annual New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Studies will take place September 9 – 12, 2013 in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.

This four-day event gives addiction professionals the opportunity to combine in-depth study of an area of special interest with the opportunity to learn in a wilderness setting. The program includes advanced clinical and administrative skilled-based treatment in best practices and evidence-based practices treatment approaches, as well as a current and emerging best opioid treatment practices, and clinical supervision training.

The highly popular program site, the Waterville Valley Resort & Conference Center, is nestled in a secluded area of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The Valley offers indoor and outdoor swimming, tennis and racquetball courts, a nine-hole golf course, and hiking trails. Free time has been set aside so students can enjoy these facilities on designated evenings and afternoons.

Each year, the New England Institute welcomes new participants and previous participants. We invite you to join us in our 21st year of intensive and stimulating studies, networking, and relaxing in one of the most beautiful parts of New England!

Participants will choose from a wide variety of intensive, research-based courses. All Best Practices information and course information is provided on these web pages.



Waterville Valley Resort and Conference Center is located in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. The resort has a variety of hiking trails, restaurants, cafes and specialty shops.

The Waterville Valley Resort offers the following fee-based recreational activities: access to the White Mountain Athletic Club, swimming, racquetball courts, spa, nine holes of midweek golf, unlimited tennis on 18 clay courts, boat use, rollerblade rental, and mountain bike rental. Participants can purchase a package pass for these recreational activities in Waterville Valley, or "pay as you go” for individual activities.



Course work is available for established clinicians and prevention professionals, program managers, and clinician supervisors. Please note that participants attending advanced clinical course offerings should hold substance abuse treatment credentials or have worked in chemical dependency treatment for at least five years. Continuing education credits will be provided for this event for social workers, addiction counselors, professional counselors, mental health counselors, and other professions as requested.



The four-day program is a combination of daily plenary events and intensive workshops totaling 30 contact hours


Click Here to view course descriptions.


In addition to clinical  coursework, we are pleased to offer course work for prevention professionals this year.


SPECIAL THANKS to the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England at Brown University for their support of selected courses.

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