Connections in Recovery has a collaborative relationship with UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Pictured are Connections in Recovery (CiR) co-founders Lauren Arborio and Patty Baret with Timothy W. Fong MD at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.
Dr. Fong is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. He is the director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, which provides high-level training in addiction psychiatry; the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program, and the director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, a teaching clinic that specializes in the treatment of all disorders of addiction.
CiR formed a collaborative relationship with the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences to create scientifically based products and services that are focused on the industry of recovery from substance use disorders. This partnership also seeks to advance treatment advocacy for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.
We are working together on a number of projects, including:
• Creation of a sober companion certification program
• Creation of a database reviewing substance use disorder treatment facilities
• Hosting conferences for family members of substance use disorders, and/or
• Creating informational products for family members of individuals with substance use disorders on how to navigate treatment systems
For more than six years, Connections in Recovery (CiR), an international substance use disorder and mental health treatment consulting and referral resource company, has been a vital resource to individuals across the country. Our compassionate and innovative staff coordinates care and assistance to hundreds of people struggling with addiction and mental health problems, inspiring individuals and families to face life’s challenges and achieve greater personal and economic independence. CiR is available internationally, in Los Angeles, New York and the tri-state area, and Europe.
The UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences is the home within the David Geffen School of Medicine for faculty who are expert in the origins of and treatments for disorders of complex human behavior. The department is also an integral part of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, a world-leading interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior and the causes and consequences of neuropsychiatric disorders. The Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital is the department’s flagship for patient care at UCLA and has consistently been ranked among the top five facilities nationwide by U.S. News & World Report.