C4 Recovery Solutions (C4) is honored to present the 5th Annual Clinical Overview of the Recovery Experience (CORE). C4 is a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to promoting the design, provision, and monitoring of outcomes-based addiction services and providing platforms to integrate varied academic disciplines and professional activities within the fields of addiction and behavioral health. C4 is run by a volunteer board, five staff members, several invaluable consultants and the graciousness of many volunteers and friends.
The CORE conference is an opportunity for addiction professionals to advance their understanding of the principles behind abstinence-based recovery practices. The conference is structured as a forum to increase the collective understanding of recovery processes. The goal is to improve outcomes by better integrating abstinence-based practices and Twelve-Step principles into therapeutic initiatives.
Developed more than 75-years ago, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous have withstood the test of time and science to emerge as a primary foundation for recovery from both alcoholism and drug addiction. Many conferences focus on science and practice but with an alarming and growing emphasis on drug replacement therapies. Recovery is increasingly playing a secondary role. While science and new clinical tools are important, they cannot replace the Twelve Steps as a key means of facilitating the personal growth that is necessary for a sustainable and long-term recovery.
The CORE conference highlights the critical importance of 12-Step processes and abstinence-based recovery and presents new options for productively integrating useful clinical tools into a larger recovery-oriented treatment culture.