Join the Addictions Studies Alumni Club (ASAC).

• Network
• Share ideas
• Disseminate information concerning the field of addictions and substance abuse
• Plan and attend workshops
• Participate in events such as our annual Recovery Walk

Sign up today or call Alumni Relations at 708.534.4128 for more information.

  • Workshop for CEU Credits - July 28, 2018


    Medication Assisted Treatment: OTP versus OBOT Models of Care Workshop

    Presented by:

     Symetria Recovery (formerly Soft Landing Recovery)

    Saturday, July 28, 2018
    8:30 a.m. Registration
    9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Workshop
    Governors State University Lecture Hall Room F1622
    Cost:  $15 per person ($5 current GSU Students)

    Three CEU credits are offered through IAODAPCA (Approved for: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II or III, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, NCRS II, CFPP II, GCE, CVSS II)

    • Understand two modalities of Medication Assisted Treatment
    • Distinguish the difference between the two modalities
    • Further understand types of opioids: Prescription Opioids and Heroin
    • Look at County Wide statistics to better understand the Opioid Epidemic on a community level (Will and DuPage County)

    Presented by:  Samantha Berta, LCSW, CADC is the Program Director for Soft Landing Recovery Joliet. She is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the field of addiction. Sam brings over 7 years of clinical experience, specializing in direct service, community outreach, training, crisis intervention, trauma, and CBT/DBT. She is responsible for maintaining the daily clinic operations on a multi-disciplinary level at the newly opened Joliet clinic. Dedicated to patient care and continued recovery, she continues to educate herself and her team through CEU events and psychoeducational opportunities of all kinds. Sam received her B.A. in Family and Child Studies from Northern Illinois University and her Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, where she also earned her Certificate in Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling.


    To register: online, call 708-534-7892 or complete and mail the form


  • 7th Annual Recovery Awareness Walk - Saturday, September 15, 2018


    7th Annual Addictions Recovery Walk - Saturday, September 15, 2018.

    Come celebrate Recovery Month with us.  Free admission, door prizes, refreshments, entertainment, recovery resource fair.  Featuring Master of Ceremonies, Peter Palanca, Executive Vice President and COO, TASC, Inc. and keynote speaker, George Ochsenfeld, clinician and field leader, and more.

    Register on-line and be entered for a special door prize.

    Registration:  8-9 a.m.
    Program:  9 a.m.
    2 Mile Walk (optional): 10 a.m.
    Closing remarks:  Noon

    If you represent a treatment organization and would like to be a part of our resource fair, please return the attached form or call 708.534.7892 for more details.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please contact Cheri Garey 708.534.7892



  • Meetings


    The next meeting of the Addictions Studies Alumni Club is Thursday, February 15 at 6 p.m. at GSU.  If you are interested in attending, please email for more information.

    Joins us at one of the many events planned for this year, including workshops and the 6th Annual Addictions Recovery Walk.



    Stay up to date on what's happening with the Addictions Studies Alumni Club (ASAC), news and industry updates related to the addictions field.

    ASAC - June 2016 newsletter

    ASAC - July 2015 newsletter

  • ASAC Scholarship


    ASAC raises funds and offers the Addiction Studies Alumni Club Scholarship each year to a GSU student studying addictions. Scholarships are posted on March 1 for the Fall semester.  Visit for more details.

    To donate, call 708.534.7892.