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The Fortieth Anniversary
of the
State TAAP Conference on Addiction Studies

San Antonio, Texas 
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa

August 13-16, 2014

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Conference Bonus Attraction 

Fourth Community Health Fair!!


A networking opportunity complete with food, music and more information than you can imagine! The focus of this event is on the ancillary or support services that clinicians need for referral and that clients need to further supplement their recovery. Ranging from holistic medicine, yoga and massage therapy, to new age spirituality, acupuncture and 12 step alternatives, the conference attendee will be exposed to dozens of vendors who will have exhibits on their various offerings, some of which include demonstrations. AND, in addition to a wealth of new resources that you will leave with, you will also be rewarded with 1.5 CEUs! You won't want to miss this innovative exchange of information and cutting edge learning experience!

Featured Keynote Speakers: 

Kris "Super Star" Kancler 
"Recording artist, columnist, author, motivational speaker and professional dream catcher"

Super Star, yes that’s his legal name, was once a former owner/president of a successful cutting-edge computer consulting firm and he lost it all to a 15 year drug addiction. Super Star has since left his life on the streets in pursuit of recovery so he could mingle with Hollywood’s elite and follow his dreams. He has subsequently rebuilt his life with a purpose and commitment and now devotes his time to inspire others to move beyond destructive behaviors including anti-substance use campaigning. In his quest, he legally changed his name to "Super Star" so that people would remember his message and guess what? It’s working!
Sponsored by: 
Summer Sky 

Cardwell "CC" Nuckols
Cardwell "CC" Nuckols, An internationally recognized expert in such areas as behavioral medicine and addictions treatment, Cardwell C. Nuckols, Ph.D. has been a clinical and developmental consultant for over twenty-five years. During this time, he has consulted with The Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO), United Auto Workers, DuPont, General Motors, United Airlines, and other industries in the area of enhancing productivity. He served as a trainer and consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), federal court systems, and branches of the armed forces specializing in the areas of anti-sociality, violence, and trauma.
Sponsored by:
Burning Tree

Mr. David K. Mineta 
"Deputy Director of Demand Reduction for the Office of National Drug Control Policy"

David K. Mineta, was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on June 22, 2010 to be the Deputy Director of Demand Reduction for the Office of National Drug Control Policy. In this position, Mr. Mineta oversees ONDCP Office of Demand Reduction which focuses on promoting drug prevention and drug treatment programs, as well as the agency's newly created focus on programs for individuals in recovery from addiction.
Sponsored by:

Mackenzie Phillips
Mackenzie Phillips, Pasadena Recovery Center's Recovery and Treatment Advocate: Is an actress and singer best known for her roles in American Graffiti and as rebellious teenager Julie Cooper on the sitcom One Day at a Time. She is most recently known for her role on Disney channel’s science – fiction show So Weird. Mackenzie is the daughter of John Phillips, lead singer of the 60s band, The Mamas and the Papas. As a troubled teen star, Phillips made several visits to rehab before getting sober. Mackenzie’s struggles with addiction have been well documented in her bestselling memoir High On Arrival and in the media. She now wishes to use her past experiences to help others and offer hope to individuals who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction. She is now working for the Pasadena Recovery Center as their Recovery and Treatment Advocate, running groups on a weekly basis.
Sponsored by:
Confirmatrix & Addiction Specialty Group


Movie Night Thursday, August 14, 2014 Featuring
"The Anonymous People" 
Starring Kristen Johnston, Patrick Kennedy, William Cope Moyers, US Rep Jim Ramstad, Chris Herren and many more.

Recovery is OUT - to change the addiction conversation from problems to SOLUTIONS. An independent feature documentary about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions.

Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, a grass roots social justice movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of the citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and public figures who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward ... Written by Greg Williams

Thank you to the 2014 TAAP State Conference Sponsors 

Premier Conference Sponsor- NOVA Recovery Center

Conference Sponsors

The Right Step - Communtiry Health Fair 

Alkermes - Lanyard 

Confirmatrix Laboratory Inc. - Awards Lucheon

Nova Recovery Center - Totebag / Premier 

Origins Recovery Center - Continental Breakfast 

Serenity House - Coffee Break

Vista Taos - Coffee Break 

Archway Recovery - Coffee Break 

San Antonio Recovery Center - Coffee Break

Caron Treatment - Coffee Break 

Benchmark Recovery Center - Movie Night 

Partners In Recovery - Continental Breakfast

Addiction Specialty Group - Awards Lucheon 

Summer Sky Inc - Keynote 

The Arbor




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