Monday, April 21, 2014

Addiction and becoming "weller than well"

How can people serious about addiction recovery become “weller than well?”

2014 Mental Health Symposium, April 26, 2014, 11:30 am SLT/PDT

The Sojourner Auditorium in Second Life®

Virtual Ability welcomes Dick Dillon, CEO of Innovaision, LLC. His alter-ego, avatar Coughran Mayo, has spent more than seven years actively involved in Second Life®, working for the NonProfit Commons initiative and building and hosting the Preferred Family HC region. He has made numerous presentations and been interviewed on Metanomics,  Rockcliffe University's "Inside The Avatar Studio" program and other inworld news and issues programs.

Mr. Dillon has been in the mental health field for over 30 years in a variety of clinical, management and administrative positions. He was the co-founder of the Substance Abuse Services Department of a large Missouri hospital and developed that project to be one of the premier medically-based programs in a multi-state area.  He recently left his position as Senior VP of Planning and Development for Preferred Family Healthcare to open his own consulting firm, Innovaision, LLC.

His firm is dedicated to helping nonprofits realize the potential of using virtual worlds and other technologies.  Innovaision, LLC assists behavioral health organizations to leverage their abilities using innovation and social and digital technologies.

In his presentation at this year’s Mental Health Symposium, “Super-Good: Why people serious about addiction recovery can become ‘weller than well,’” he will offer information and ideas on how addiction recovery can offer a “super-good” outcome. 

Several decades ago, a leading physician working in the addictions field asserted that people who diligently worked to recover from alcoholism or other drug addictions often turned out to be 'weller than well'. He noted that the recovery plan for most addictions addresses not just the disease, but the mind, the body, the spirit and even the social interactions of the recovering individual. This holistic approach has some surprising and rewarding results. 

Please join us at The Sojourner Auditorium in Second Life® to find out more!

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