The experience of the addicted female has not changed over the years, but treatment has changed dramatically. From Marty Mann, the first woman member of Alcoholics Anonymous to stay sober, to Betty Ford, wife of a U.S. President, and one of the early recipients of the then new technique called intervention, to Gale Storm, TV Actress of the 1950’s sitcoms Little Margie, and Oh Susanna who found recovery after aversion treatment, to the 40% of clients entering treatment today for their addictions. With over thirty years in the field of addictive disorders, Claudia Black, Ph.D., will speak to issues critical in the recovery of the female addict and share her thoughts on the changing trends. About Claudia Black, Ph.D. Claudia Black, Ph.D. is the Senior Clinical and Family Services Advisor for Las Vegas Recovery Center and Senior Editorial Advisor for Central Recovery Press. She is a renowned addiction author, speaker and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Dr. Black designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, addiction and correctional services as well as speaking in public forums about addiction and recovery. She speaks to thousands of people every year. Dr. Black is the recipient of a number of National awards including the Marty Mann Award, the SECAD Award, the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction Educator of the Year, the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Washington School of Social Work, and the 2010 Conway Hunter Award for excellence in the field of addiction. Dr. Black is the author of fourteen books, including the bestseller, It Will Never Happen to Me, and Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies and Secrets. She has also produced several audio CDs and over twenty DVDs addressing issues of addiction and recovery. She has written articles for many professional magazines and journals, among them Paradigm, Recovery Today, Counselor Magazine, and has appeared on national television and radio programs. About Las Vegas Recovery Center Las Vegas Recovery Center is a privately owned, state-of-the-art facility for the treatment of addiction. It also has an innovative, opiate-free treatment program for chronic pain. It is licensed by the State of Nevada and accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Las Vegas Recovery Center is dedicated to providing a continuum of care for those seeking recovery from addiction. Programs offered are individualized inpatient treatment, medically-managed detox, chronic pain rehabilitation, intensive outpatient programs, and a comprehensive family renewal program. For more information, please visit www.lasvegasrecovery.com.