Only 4 Days Left for Early Registration Discount!

Registration fees go up on September 24 for “A Principled Practice: Ethics in Addiction Treatment and Prevention,” IC&RC’s first-ever professional training conference. Learn all the details about the conference here and register online today!

The reduced rate at the hotel expires the same day – so book now for the best deals.

IC&RC is proud to recognize our sponsors and exhibitors:

Program Sponsor:

Bag Sponsor:

Lanyard Sponsor:


A limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available for organizations, treatment centers, and educational institutions that wish to promote themselves to attendees. Contact Kay Glass, Marketing Director, at 717-540-4457 x 106 or for detailed information.

See you in Orlando – October 28 & 29, 2011 – at the Rosen Centre Hotel
and Orange County Convention Center!

IC&RC Announces 2011 Conference Details

IC&RC has released more detailed information about “A Principled Practice: Ethics in Addiction Treatment and Prevention,” IC&RC’s first-ever professional training conference. 

Scheduled for October 28 & 29, 2011 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, we are looking forward to the:

  • Friday Keynote Address by Stephen J. Morse, J.D., Ph.D. on “Neuroscience, Morality and Addiction”
  • Saturday Half-Day Workshop on “Culturally Complex Ethical Challenges” with Stephanie Murtaugh, MA, MBA, LPC, CAC, CCS, CCJP, CCDP Diplomate
  • Conference Sessions on Prevention, Clinical Supervision, Criminal Justice, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Organizational Ethics
  • Conference Schedule, including Invitation to IC&RC’s 30th Anniversary Reception 

This conference is open to all credentialed addiction and prevention professionals, individuals in the process of becoming credentialed, and behavioral health and affiliated professionals. Conference registration also includes complimentary access to IC&RC Professional Services – priced at $25 a year but valued much higher.

Register online today!

IC&RC’s First-Ever Training Conference

A Principled Practice:
Ethics in Addiction Treatment and Prevention

The First Ever Professional Training Conference
Produced by IC&RC
The World Leader in Addiction-Related Credentialing

Friday, October 28, 2011, 8am-5pm
Saturday, October 29, 2011, 8am-12pm

Rosen Centre Hotel and Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

Keynote Address
“Neuroscience, Morality and Addiction”
Stephen J. Morse, J.D., Ph.D.

Stephen J. Morse, J.D., Ph.D.

Stephen J. Morse, J.D., Ph.D. is Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry, and Associate Director of the Center for Neuroscience and Society at the University of Pennsylvania. His work emphasizes individual responsibility and the relation of the behavioral sciences and neurosciences to responsibility and social control.

His presentation will consider the moral and legal responsibility of addicts for their addiction, including recovery, and for other behaviors related to their addictions. The central argument is that seeking and using substances is voluntary action and thus may be fairly assessed morally and legally, even if these actions are the signs of a disease.

Advances in addiction neuroscience and other addiction sciences do not conclusively demonstrate that most addicts are not responsible for their addictions and related behaviors. Nonetheless, criminalization of the behaviors that constitute addiction is not wise social policy, and advances in the addiction sciences may guide sensible reforms.

Sessions on Friday, October 28th will include ethics in:

  • Prevention
  • Criminal Justice
  • Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
  • Clinical Supervision

Half-day workshop on Saturday, October 29th will cover “Culturally Complex Ethical Challenges” with Stephanie Murtaugh, MA, MBA, LPC, CAC, CCS, CCJP, CCDP Diplomate.

Attendees are also invited to IC&RC’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Reception on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 6pm.

Registration fees are:

  Full Conference Friday Only(One Day) Saturday Only (Half Day)
Early (Until September 23) $150 $110 $50
Regular (After October 1) $190 $145 $55

This year only, your conference registration includes complimentary access to IC&RC Professional Services – priced at $25 a year but valued much higher.

Register Now!

IC&RC Announces Services for Professionals

As a service to the profession, all professionals holding IC&RC credentials are offered a FREE, online subscription to Counselor, The Magazine for Addiction Professionals, which has been serving addiction, behavioral health care and mental health professionals for more than 30 years.

With an active email address and internet access, you can read the current issue, as well as the extensive archive of articles featured in previous issues and other great content. Email

IC&RC is also proud to announce that it now offers services for addiction and prevention professionals, including:



Additional services planned for the future include:


  • Password-protected online forum for professionals.
  • Employment center with resume hosting and job listings.
  • International salary survey.


All for only $25 a year!

Register Now!

Science-Driven Policy

The Treatment Research Institute, a non-profit research and development organization specializing in science-driven reform of policy and practice in substance use and abuse, is reporting that four teams of high-level executive and legislative branch decision makers from South Dakota, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia have completed a late-April policy development workshop offered by the Addiction Studies Program for the States (“ASP”).

“ASP is a NIDA-funded educational series bringing cutting-edge, policy relevant research and other expert findings to help states develop effective substance use/abuse policies. The program was co-founded and is directed by David Friedman, Ph.D. of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Sue Rusche from National Families in Action. Friedman and Rusche started ASP in 1999 as a journalist series that continues to this day. In 2005 they brought on the Treatment Research Institute and National Conference of State Legislatures to establish a separate ASP series for state legislators, and by 2007, the team had created the current format.”

“This year’s workshop was influenced by federal health reform initiatives (Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity Act) and the opportunities they present for substance use/abuse programming at the state level. Also weighing heavily on everyone’s minds – participants as well as ASP project staff – was the negative fiscal situation confronting most states this year.

“Friedman and Rusche spoke to the issue of why the workshops go forward even in the face of serious fiscal constraints facing the states. “If ASP is advocating for anything, it is for the need for states to address substance use and abuse, and to do so with programs shown to be effective,” they said.

“The policymakers participated April 28 to 30 in Washington, D.C. Like all ASP workshops, the session was 2.5 days in length and consisted of presentations by leading researchers and other experts along with break-out sessions where facilitators help the teams discuss and incorporate instructional content into plans they develop on-site, all plans based on unique state priorities. If they so choose, each team can also receive follow-up telephone assistance for six months following the session to help them with plan implementation.”

For more information, visit the project web site at

SAMHSA/HRSA Opportunity

IC&RC Federal Policy Liaison Andrew Kessler identified an opportunity to share with US credentialed professionals:

SAMHSA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) is seeking mental health and addiction treatment organizations to  apply for a new Integrated Health Provider Learning Collaborative.  

Detailed information can be found in the application document.

Success for DRI

The Dorchester Recovery Initiative (DRI), a project of Maryland Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates (MAPPA), brought more than 300 people together to strengthen the recovery community in Maryland. To learn more, check out the YouTube channel, Facebook page, or website.

Alabama Tornado Relief

On the last day of the Spring Meeting, deadly tornadoes ripped through Alabama, one of IC&RC’s Member States. If you want to help rebuild, Sheldon Rosenzweig recommends the

Compassion Coalition of Tuscaloosa, AL
P.O. Box 1507
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

Shelly is the President of this broad-based, grassroots NGO. It is comprised of 42 members and committed to the long haul of recovery.

Best Wishes

All the attendees at the Spring Meeting felt the absence of three, dear colleagues. We wish to send our greatest wishes for healing and support to:

 Jeff Wilbee, Canada

 Roland Piper, Michigan

 Bonnie Freeland, Minnesota

Upcoming NIATx Webinar

The NIATx Action Campaign is offering a free webinar on Tuesday, May 10 at 12pm EST.

“The Impact of Billing and Third Payer Participation on Your Workforce: Learnings from the Pacesetter Award Process” will be presented by Wayne Daily, PhD, Project Coordinator of The Behavioral Health Pacesetter Award (a partnership between the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce and the Hitachi Foundation) and John Morris, MSW, Executive Director, The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce.

 To Join the Webinar: 

Audio for the webinar will be broadcast through your computer speakers.

Note: The webinar room has a capacity of 200 participants and access will be given on a first come, first served basis. You can still listen to the webinar by calling this toll-free number (1-866-642-1665, participant pass code: 821938) and accessing the presenter’s slides through the NIATx website.