Addiction & Faith Conference
Thursday, October 6, 2022 to Saturday, October 8, 2022

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Airport Hilton, 3800 American Blvd. E, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55425

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Louise Olson

With growing concern ​over the devastation from all forms of addiction, including the ever-increasing opioid crisis, and now the added challenge of a worldwide pandemic, the Center of Addiction & Faith presents the 2022 Addiction & Faith Conference to raise awareness about the terrible addiction problem we face and how the church and people of faith can help to address it.

The 2022 conference will focus on the correlation between addiction and trauma. Trauma increases the risk of developing substance abuse, and substance abuse increases the likelihood of being re-traumatized by engaging in high-risk behavior. It is also true that individuals who are abusing drugs or alcohol are less able to cope with traumatic events.

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.  

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​From the world of faith communities: 
clergy, rabbi's, 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. 

  • Internationally-known keynote speakers
  • Breakout sessions
  • Spiritual practices that may be used in a parish
  • General CEUs available, up to 9 hours.

Clergy in Recovery: There will also be a pre-conference event on Oct. 4-6 for recovering clergy and for seminaries; it is hosted by the Fellowship of Recovering Lutheran Clergy (FRLC). Learn more and register for this pre-conference event. If you are in seminary, you may register for this pre-conference event for free.


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Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058