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University Lecture Series: Innovative Addiction Solutions

“Innovative Addiction Solutions”
Lori Holleran Steiker, PhD • Director of UGS Instruction, Engagement, and Wellness & Professor – School of Social Work

Researchers have made tremendous strides with regard to figuring out pieces of the puzzle of youth substance use, misuse, addiction and recovery — Dr. Holleran Steiker’s work is putting those pieces together. Many of you likely had the DARE program, or Shattered Dreams, or the like and while there is some science involved, those programs have morphed into much more evidence-based prevention practices and Dr. Holleran’s work on culturally grounded prevention programs has added new practices improving the impact of prevention programs. The addictions recovery field has shifted from an acute care 28-day treatment model to an ongoing supportive, community-based systems of care and Dr. Holleran will share her work with innovations that are shifting the face of adolescent intervention and recovery including Recovery High Schools, Alternative Peer Groups, and Youth Recovery Networks. In addition, Dr. Holleran Steiker will discuss how interdisciplinary experts and emerging solutions on campus, in the community at at Dell Med and the healthcare system have coalesced via her 2018 Pop Up Institute “Towards Solving the Problem of Substance Misuse and Addiction among Youth and Emerging Adults.”

Dr. Lori Holleran Steiker, an addictions therapist turned educator/scholar, is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and the Director of Instruction, Engagement & Wellness for UT Undergraduate Studies. She researches drug and alcohol interventions, with expertise in adolescent and emerging adult substance use recovery. She spearheaded overdose prevention and response initiatives on the University of Texas campus, helped start OperationNaloxone, and is a Co-PI on the Texas Targeted Opioid Response (TTOR) grant with over $3 million to address the Opioid Crisis and prevent drug overdoses. Her Signature Course, “Young People and Drugs” is in high demand and has yielded ongoing student projects and groups including the UT Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors (DAPA). She is the Founder and a Board Member of University High School (Central Texas’s first recovery high school) and has served as the faculty liaison for the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Students in Recovery since its inception in 2004. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and three books, including Youth and Substance Use: Prevention, Intervention and Recovery (2016). She has received numerous honors and awards in the recovery community, university, state and nationally including the following: the UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, The Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship, the Society for Social Work and Research Early Career Award, and the Council on Social Work Education’s Distinguished Recent Contributions Award. She is proud to serve as the Director of the 2017-18 UT Pop Up Institute entitled, “Toward Solving the Problem of Substance Misuse & Addiction among Youth and Emerging Adults.”

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
2018-02-21 01:00:00 2018-02-21 02:00:00 America/Chicago University Lecture Series: Innovative Addiction Solutions "Innovative Addiction Solutions" Lori Holleran Steiker, PhD • Director of UGS Instruction, Engagement, and Wellness & Professor - School of Social Work Researchers have made tremendous strides with regard to figuring out pieces of the puzzle of yout ... Texas Union Theatre University of Texas at Austin, University Lecture Series

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