-Presented by Recovery Rising and The Meadows
Free will in the time of overdose: how do we hold ourselves accountable in the face of an epidemic of addiction and injustice?
This lecture will explore the intersection of adversity and intoxication; this approach, derived from brain science and the lived lives of people in recovery, can deepen our notions of personal responsibility, make us mindful of the structural violence that threatens it, and suggest new ways to bring criminal and social justice together.
6 - 7 p.m.
Registration | Resource Fair
Light refreshments will be served
7 - 8:30 p.m.
8:30 - 9 p.m.
Meet and Greet with Dr. McCauley
Dr. Kevin McCauley is a Senior Fellow at The Meadows of Wickenburg, Arizona. He first became interested in the treatment of substance use disorders while serving as a Naval Flight Surgeon where he observed the U.S. Navy’s policy of treating addiction as a safety (not moral) issue and returning treated pilots to flight status under careful monitoring. Dr. McCauley wrote and directed two films: “Memo to Self” about the concepts of recovery management, and “Pleasure Unwoven” about the neuroscience of addiction which won the 2010 Michael Q. Ford Award for Journalism from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. Dr. McCauley lives in Sedona with his wife, Kristine, who teaches third grade at the Desert Star Waldorf School.
Diversity Statement:As a person in long-term recovery himself, Dr. McCauley is grateful for the many benefits he received to establish his sobriety and strives to make sure that people have access to the same benefits and opportunities. He is committed to understanding how addiction plays out in the lives of people from diverse races and different cultures, genders and orientations and hearing their unique perspectives of recovery. Although addiction can be a debilitating disease personally and spiritually, Dr. McCauley joins with his colleagues to treat people seeking sobriety with respect, preserve their dignity, and accompany them as they find their own path into recovery.