About the Conference
"This is a professional conference for faith leaders to learn about addiction and how to best respond. Everyone is welcome as we strive to educate faith communities with what they need to help those addicted."
--Pastor Ed Treat
With growing concern
over the devastation from all forms of addiction, including the ever-increasing opioid crisis and the challenges of recovering from COVID, The Center of Addiction & Faith presents this important gathering to raise awareness about the terrible addiction problem we face and how the church and people of faith can help to address it.
The 2023 conference will focus on the importance of compassion in recovery for substance use treatment. When we’re compassionate, we see suffering as a human condition. All too often, we reserve compassion for those who have overcome their substance use. We don’t withhold love and compassion for other disorders so why do it with substance use disorders? We are at our best when we listen and help individuals gain clarity on what they need and how they feel. That's compassion! In striving to empower people to make changes that have meaning to them, we are doing our most important work – helping people be well. Love and compassion are core components of recovery, safety and hope.
We have assembled top internationally-known speakers to inspire and educate attendees to deal with this terrible problem going forward. Breakout sessions will teach attendees how you and your faith community can become a life saving haven for those struggling with addiction, and their loved ones.
Join Us ...
From the world of faith communities:
clergy, rabbis, imams, chaplains, deacons, deaconesses, caregivers, church staff, synod staff, parish nurses, youth leaders, addiction awareness teams, congregants, and the community of people in recovery and their loved ones.
From the world of addiction and mental health treatment:
treatment center staff, counselors, therapists, healthcare professionals, and anyone interested in educating themselves in the devastation of addiction and co-occurring disorders and the role faith can play in the healing process.
Open to anyone interested
in exploring the devastation of addiction and co-occurring disorders and the remarkable healing process of faith. Together, we'll enhance our knowledge about addiction and recovery, share stories of learning and hope, and celebrate our faith in God’s abiding grace.
In 2020, researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (N.I.A.A.A.) found that from 1999 through 2017, per capita consumption increased by 8% and the number of alcohol-related deaths doubled, many caused by liver disease. The trends are particularly concerning for women."
Thank you to our 2023
Addiction & Faith Sponsors
The Louise & Jerry Olson family
Friends of the Conference
Thank You to our 2023 Addiction & Faith Conference Exhibitors
Addiction & Faith Conference
a Ministry of the Center of Addiction & Faith
a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
All donations are tax deductible. We welcome your support.
Check should be made out to:
Center of Addiction & Faith
7167 Waterstone Lane
Woodbury, MN 55125