Positive Recovery, a new approach that combines empiric data from positive psychology, wisdom of traditional recovery, and effective relapse prevention techniques to help clients prevent a relapse and thrive in recovery. Advances in the new field of positive psychology have expanded approaches to building resources that lead to flourishing such as positive affect, healthy relationships, and character building. Positive Recovery can be the next significant solution to our broken treatment system. Relapse rates are too high both during and soon after treatment. Recovery involves more than just abstinence: it is a life with elements such as meaning, success, happiness, and healthy relationships. Positive psychology is not self-help. Rather it uses empiric research to discover the answers to the question, “what is the best way to live?” and only when life is more rewarding and fulfilling than the promise of a relapse do people maintain good, long-lasting recovery.
When: Tuesday, October 4th, 6-8pm
Networking & Dinner, 6:00-6:30pm
Announcements & CEU, 6:30-7:45pm
Cost: FREE Presenter: Dr. Jason Z.W. Powers, MD, MAPP Location: Sage Recovery & Wellness Center (Westlake)
Understand the limitations of doing business as usual
Explore reasons behind doing business as usual
Discover why Positive Recovery is a viable solution
Meet our Presenter: Dr. Jason Z.W. Powers, MD, MAPP
Dr. Jason Z.W. Powers is the Creator and Chief Instructional Designer of Positive Recovery® in addition to serving as Chief Medical Officer for Promises-Austin & Right Step, serving on the Editorial Board of Addiction Prevention and Treatment magazine, has blogs on Huffington Post and Psychology Today, has a private addiction medicine practice in Houston, Texas, works as an interventionist, and is a published author of “When the Servant Becomes the Master”, an A-to-Z guide of all things related to addiction, 2012, Central Recovery Press and “The Positive Recovery Daily Guide”, a self-help guide full of positive interventions that are designed to intentionally boost what leads to human happiness: positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement. Dr. Powers is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, received a Masters in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, Powers has been recognized as one of Houston’s “Top Doctors” 6 times by H Texas Magazine and was awarded the Compassion Award by Sierra Tucson. Dr. Powers resides in Houston with his wife and 3 children.