An Evening with Jason Powers, MD

When the Servant Becomes the Master

Understanding addiction in a new and relevant way. Gain new insights into addiction and why it has such a powerful hold on some individuals more than others:

  • Are drugs and alcohol good or bad?
  • Why do we use them?
  • Is treatment effective?
  • Is addiction a choice or a disease?
  • What is addiction, then?

As a physician, Dr. Jason Powers knew little about addiction until he became a patient in rehab himself. While he had many ideas about addiction, few were accurate. His initial judgment was that he was in addiction treatment because he was broken; a moral failure. In rehab, he learned that his addiction was actually a disease. Initially skeptical, Dr. Powers dove into gathering information about addiction and making sense of it. This book is the fruit of that labor; it is the result of a doctor’s journey to answer the question, “What exactly is addiction?” Jason Z. W. Powers, MD, FASAM, is a board certified Addictionologist and a board certified Family Medicine physician. He is a Diplomat in the American Board of Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine. Dr. Powers is the Chief Medical Officer of The Right Step, Spirit Lodge, and San Cristobal chemical addiction treatment centers in Texas and New Mexico.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


6:30 pm – Check-In, Coffee & Dessert 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Lecture Books will be available for purchase. Author book signing will follow presentation.


The Hamill Foundation Conference Center

303 Jackson Hill St., Houston, TX 77007

Free to attend. Register online at

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