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Seminar: Why Addiction is a Disease, and Why There's Hope
Central Library--Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium
Seattle, WA
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Seminar: Why Addiction is a Disease, and Why There's Hope
Changes Parent Support Network, a Seattle-based non-profit celebrating 20 years of helping Seattle-area families, is pleased to present Dr. Kevin McCauley at the Seattle Public Library for a free public seminar on Why Addiction is a Disease, and Why There's Hope.  This free public seminar, underwritten by Northbound Treatment Services, will take place on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:15PM at the Central Library - Seattle Public Library in the Microsoft Auditorium.  Dr. McCauley received the 2010 Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award for his video "Pleasure Unwoven" which summarizes the arguments for classifying addiction as a disease and offers recovery management concepts which have been used with extraordinarily high recovery rates in certain groups of recovering people including healthcare professionals, airline pilots, and students.

Who will benefit most from this seminar?
People in recovery as well as those considering recovery options
Concerned family members
Health and recovery professionals
Area corporate HR professionals wishing to educate themselves on a topic impacting their employees' families
Press and media professionals covering the areas of addiction and recovery

Speaker bio:  Kevin McCauley, MD graduated from Drexel University Medical School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1992. He entered the United States Navy and received his Naval Flight Surgeon training at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida.
He was the flight surgeon for Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 363 at Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, California and for Marine Fighter/Attack Training Squadron 101 at Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California.  
From 2009 to 2013, Dr. McCauley was the Director of Le Mont, a sober living/recovery management program in Sandy, Utah, and was president of the Utah Association of Recovery Residences. He is currently the Director of Program Services at New Roads Behavioral Health in Salt Lake City, Utah.  
As Co-Founder of the Institute for Addiction Study, Dr. McCauley wrote and directed two films: Pleasure Unwoven about the neuroscience of addiction, and Memo to Self about Recovery Management in commercial airline pilots and professionals with substance use disorders. Pleasure Unwoven won the 2010 Michael Q. Ford Award for Journalism from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers.  
Dr. McCauley travels between Utah and his home in Honolulu, Hawaii where he lives with his wife, Kristine.

This is Dr. McCauley's first speaking engagement in Seattle that is open to the general public.  

About Changes Parent Support Network (CPSN):  CPSN is a non-profit organization that has been helping Seattle-area parents for 20 years.  It offers a structured, peer-led program providing support to parents struggling with children engaging in oppositional and self-destructive behaviors. Changes offers hope, help, support and relief from feeling overwhelmed and alone. Visit for information about their philosophy, structured approach and meeting schedules.

About Northbound Treatment Services:  Northbound Treatment Services, founded in 1988, is based in Southern California and offers a full continuum of care including detox, gender-specific residential, outpatient, support, family and alumni programs.  Accredited by the Joint Commission, Northbound meets the highest quality standards for behavioral health and client care. The mission at Northbound Treatment Services is to assist their clients in celebrating one year of continuous sobriety. Northbound applies evidence-based therapies within their innovative In Vivo (or in life) model of treatment.  This model empowers clients with appropriate opportunities to experience the joys, challenges, stresses and successes of real life while in our supportive treatment environment.  Through this approach, Northbound clients realize that they do have the strength and skills necessary to make positive choices and foster lasting change.  Gradual and intentional exposure to real life experiences eases the transition back into society, helping clients build self-efficacy and confidence, and enabling them to develop a fulfilling and sustainable lifestyle of recovery. Visit for more information.
Northbound will expand its brand and model of treatment into the Seattle marketplace in 2017.



Central Library--Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium (View)
1000 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

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