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The Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) Department of Welfare and Social Work and the Riga Municipality Welfare Department in cooperation with the Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia's “Development of professional social work in municipalities” Unit invites you to participate in two guest lectures on addiction, family and recovery by Prof. Jonathan Kessler (USA) on 8 and 13 June 2023. Prof. Kessler is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice at Merrimack College in Boston, USA.

The lectures will be held in English.

Session II

Tuesday, June 13 from 10.00-12.15

28 Skolas iela, Ministry of Welfare, 6th floor 

Main topics

  • What is Recovery from Addiction
  • Methods of Recovery
  • Relapse Prevention
    • The Warning Signs of Relapse
    • Triggers and interventions
  • Recovery as a systemic process from the individual to the family to the community
  • Resources
  • Questions


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