The Addiction Studies Institute

The largest midwest conference of its kind providing an array of dynamic educational sessions for the chemical dependency counselor, social worker, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, prevention specialist, nurse, psychologist, physician, other healthcare specialists, criminal justice professional, clergy, and educator.




Earn continuing education units and/or academic credit.

In addition to general sessions, participants can select from more than 60 concurrent sessions. These sessions range from entry-level to advanced in scope.

A variety of companies, suppliers, agencies, and treatment programs will be represented inside of the exhibit area.

2018 Keynote Speakers

Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams – US Surgeon General
Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams – US Surgeon General

Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, the 20th Surgeon General of the United States, was sworn into office by Vice President Mike Pence on... » READ MORE

John Kelly, PhD
John Kelly, PhD

Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School-the first... » READ MORE

Marvin Seppala, MD
Marvin Seppala, MD

Marvin Seppala, MD, is Chief Medical Officer at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and serves as adjunct Assistant Professor at the... » READ MORE

– Past Institute Attendee

  • ASI means becoming better educated and staying up on current information to help make a better life for the residents I work with.
  • As a new staff member in the addictions field ASI means gathering new information and networking.
  • This is my third consecutive ASI and my life has changed so much since attending the Institute.
  • Very high quality sessions and presenters.
  • ASI is a great conference. Informative and thought provoking.
  • ASI provided me better direction in pursuing additional knowledge in the field of addiction.
  • This is the best conference I have attended in ten years.
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