Understanding the Disease of Addiction and the Recovery Process in Health Center Settings
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 12:00-1:30 pm Eastern Time
Audience: Health center clinical staff and administrators, as well as behavioral health staff
Presenter: John G. Gardin II, PhD, Director of Behavioral Health and Research at ADAPT (Oregon), Administrator for ADAPT’s South River Community Health Center; and CIHS Steering Committee Member
RSVP: www.integration.samhsa.gov/about-us/webinars (Registration is free, but space is limited)
Integrating addictions care is a challenge for many community health centers. This webinar will provide healthcare clinicians and staff working in primary care settings with an update on the disease of addiction and advances in the treatment and recovery processes, including the latest on the availability of medication assisted treatments (MAT). The speaker will discuss the relationship between mental illness and addictions and share real life experiences and lessons learned from an organization that integrated addictions care with primary care as it transformed from a community addictions program into a community health center.
After the webinar, participants can expect to:
- Effectively describe addiction as a disease and articulate its effect on health.
- Identify the recovery process and use practical steps to approach recovery in community health centers.
- Understand the basic elements and evidence for medication assisted treatments (MAT) for addiction..