The Mosaic of Special Populations in Recovery

At CenterPointe Hospital’s 2019 Fall Addiction Conference, speakers Betsy Farver, Dr. Azfar Malik, Brenda Iliff and Dan Stewart, “painted” a verbal mosaic of people from all walks of life with a vast background of life experiences who are affected by substance use and addiction. The presenters emphasized that while treatment strategies may be similar for most everyone in an addiction recovery program, many groups of people such as women, individuals affected by mental illness and members of the LGBTQ+ community, have additional treatment needs that need to be addressed to ensure effective treatment outcomes.