Dr. Raju Hajela just returned from a week in Geneva, Switzerland where he attended the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM). Attendance was up this year to around 500 people and the ASAM definition of addiction, that has been endorsed by ISAM, seemed to be front and centre on people’s minds with less focus on behavioural treatments alone. After being back in Calgary for a few weeks, Dr. Hajela will be out of the office again for a long anticipated journey home to India from November 10-27. Groups will be co-facilitated by Sue Newton, Paige Abbott, and our Associates in his absence and will continue as usual.
One of our Associates, Patricia Lavelle, has been co-facilitating our Tuesday Early Mixed Recovery Group since September 2012 and will be hosting our Building Blocks to Better Relationships workshop series in November 2012. Please check out our website for more information about this exciting workshop. We are pleased to have Patricia, who spends her other work time between EFAP and private practice work, in the HUM office more. Patricia will also help cofacilitate groups when other HUM staff are away