Skips Hall


July 9, 2018 12:00 am

Association of Recovery in Higher Education: A collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a College or University-provided, supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.

There are 7 main tracks for this year: Collegiate Recovery, Treatment, Research, Family, Students, Social Justice, and Recovery High Schools. Individuals are free to attend sessions from any track they choose.



Monday, July 9, 2018 – Thursday, July 12, 2018


University of Houston
Houston, TX





Rebecca FloodRebecca Flood, President & CEO, MAHS, NCAC-II, BRI-II, LCADC – Social Justice, Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: Are We There Yet? Gender Equity in Recovery Settings

In more than 4 decades of experience in the health care industry, Becky Flood has demonstrated expertise in program development, clinical oversight, business development and fiscal management. As Vice President of Treatment Services at Seabrook in New Jersey, where she served for 26 years, she oversaw the organization’s residential treatment programs and the planning of specialized treatment for women, adolescents, and individuals with co-occurring disorders. While serving as Chief Executive Officer of New Directions for Women for over 14 years, her expertise was used exclusively on issues relating to women of all ages, pregnant women in any trimester, and women with dependent children affected by addiction. As President and CEO of Ashley Addiction Treatment, Becky has a central role guiding Ashley to adapt and evolve to meet the ever growing addiction and mental health epidemic. She earned her Master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, is a Nationally Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (NCAC II), Board Registered Interventionist 2 (BRI II), and a Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). Additionally she has always been committed to giving back to the field and has given of her time, talent, and treasure by serving on boards, providing training at national conferences, and serving as a CARF surveyor. She currently serves as a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) Board, TRIAD Addiction Recovery Services Board, and President and Co-Founder of the Women’s CEO Global Alliance (WCEOG), a behavioral health roundtable.


James RyanJames Ryan, LCPC, MA – Addressing Grief & Loss: A Focus on Patient Experiences and Professional Practices

James M. Ryan is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor and the Assistant Program Director overseeing Young Adult Services at Ashley Addiction Treatment. He joined the team as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern and has served as a Weekend and Evening Counselor, Relapse Prevention Counselor, Young Adult Counselor, and Young Adult Extended Care Counselor prior to taking his current position. He is dedicated to the holistic health of every individual. His theoretical orientation is rooted in spiritual and existential traditions with particular emphasis on the inherent human need for meaning and purpose in life. He believes that connection is the key to recovery with emphasis on three domains – self, others, and a power greater than self.

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