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Institute of Addiction Studies Is June 23-28 at Rutgers-New Brunswick

Institute of Addiction Studies

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Registrations are now being accepted for the 2013 Institute of Addiction Studies, Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies’ renowned continuing education summer program, to be held on the Rutgers New Brunswick Campus June 23-28.

“Prevention and Recovery Through the Lifespan” is the theme of this year’s program, which will feature more than 35 courses and 20 lectures, workshops and other educational experiences. Participants may earn up to 55 hours of continuing education credits. Peer-learning groups, facilitated by experienced educators, help to promote student engagement and networking among attendees.

June 23 will be a pre-conference day focusing on working with veteran populations and on prevention programming.

Lectures and workshops will focus on a variety of topic areas critical in addiction treatment, including 12-step-resistant clients, cultural competence and lifespan theory. Weeklong courses will focus on adolescents at risk, cutting-edge therapeutic techniques, communication, clinical supervision, and other topics.

The Institute is designed for licensed service providers, supervisors, students, prevention specialists, and educators from a wide variety of settings, including community-based organizations, health centers alcohol and drug treatment facilities, clinics, hospitals, medical and other professional schools, and the military.

The Institute’s forerunner, the Summer School of Alcohol Studies, was founded by the Center of Alcohol Studies at Yale University in 1943.  In 1964, the Center of Alcohol Studies and the summer school moved to Rutgers.

The current Institute of Addiction Studies is the amalgam of The Institute of Alcohol and Drug Studies and the Summer School of Alcohol and Drug Studies. Its new name reflects the emerging practice of recognizing behavioral addictions in addition to alcohol and drug addictions. The summer program, in its 70th year, continues its tradition of providing a comprehensive educational experience and opportunities for networking and career enhancement for professionals and students.

Tuition for the Institute of Addiction Studies is $1,100 for the full program and $150 for the Sunday pre-conference only. Housing options are available for additional cost.

For more information, including a brochure and application, visit, send email to, or call 732-445-4317. 

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