The 2023 Ohio START Summit Keynote Speaker is
Dr. Bradley Lander
Keynote: Dr. Bradley Lander
Understanding Substance Use Disorders: Squirrel Logic
People addicted to alcohol and drugs baffle us. But when we become frustrated with them, the problem is not them, it is us. It is our expectations of what we believe they should be able to do that frustrates us so much. If we understand addiction as a “chronic brain disease,” everything begins to make sense. Using alcohol or drugs over time creates fundamental changes to the brain that lead to compulsive and self-destructive behavior. This presentation looks at the effects of alcohol and drugs on the brain, what addiction is neurologically, and the recovery process.
If you are interested in presenting at the Ohio START Summit, please let us know by filling out the presenter application form, here. Applications are due February 17, 2023.
If you plan on staying in Columbus the night of April 30th, rooms are available for reservation at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - 3160 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202 Please call: (614) 268-8700 for a rate of $119/night. Please reserve your room by Friday, March 31, 2023, by using the GROUP CODE: PCS Book your room online now.
This year, Ohio START will be recognizing agency staff and partners for their outstanding service to Ohio families. The 2023 Ohio START Award winners will be announced during the 2023 Ohio START Annual Summit. Below is information about who is eligible to receive each award. Here is the link to make your award nominations. Deadline is March 17, 2023.
Ohio START Caseworker of the Year: Recipient must be a current Ohio START caseworker serving families.
Ohio START Family Peer Mentor of the Year: Recipient must be a current Ohio START family peer mentor serving families.
Ohio START Supervisor of the Year: Recipient must be a current Ohio START supervisor with a dyad actively serving families.
Ohio START Community Partner of the Year: This person is an integral part of the local Ohio START team and collaborates with the team to meet the needs of families. This could include a therapist, case manager, treatment supervisor/administrator, court personnel, direct line or steering committee member.