The Texas Association of Addiction Professionals presents NOVA 2012 on Jan. 19 and 20, covering topics of alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, sex addiction, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and treatment approaches.

Lisa Hinson

The Dallas chapter of TAAP is hosting the event. Chapter president Lisa Hinson LCDC is also a longtime participant in the Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS, the annual fundraiser for local HIV service providers.

“NOVA 2012 will cover topics relevant to therapists and those living and working within our community,” Hinson said. “Many in our community struggle with these disorders, and this is an amazing opportunity for lay people to get educated and therapists to get the latest information and [continuing education units] in the addictions field.”

Workshops will be presented by nationally and regionally known experts in their fields.

Space is available. The cost is $150 for non-members. Special rates are available for one day and for students and counselor interns. To register, go to the Dallas TAAP website and click on NOVA Conference.

Nova 2012 takes place at the DoubleTree Hotel Valley View near the Galleria.