Substance use disorders are often underrecognized, underdiagnosed, and undertreated within primary health care settings. To improve outcomes, there has been an emphasis on integrating behavioral healthcare and medication-assisted treatment within these settings. During this didactic and interactive presentation, an expert panel from Symetria Recovery will discuss topics related to the medical treatment of opioid and alcohol use disorders, bio-psycho-social causes, the impact of co-occurring disorders, and the role of psychiatric care in treatment. They will identify some of the root causes, improved treatment strategies, and enhanced tools available to help patients pursue and maintain a meaningful recovery. Attendees will leave with an enhanced knowledge of best practices and comprehensive treatment for opioid and alcohol use disorders.
Although this free event is geared towards clinicians and addiction treatment professionals, interested community members are welcome to attend as well. The following types of CEUs will be provided for free:
- 5.5 CEUs for for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses
- 5.5 IAODAPCA CEUs for the following categories: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II
Continental breakfast, provided courtesy of Chicago Behavioral Hospital, will be available from 8:30-9:00 AM. A complimentary lunch will be provided by Symetria Recovery. More details and event registration are available online. Advance registration is requested as seating for this event is limited.
Comprehensive Treatment and Evidence-Based Outcomes for Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders
Friday, January 25, 2019
9 AM-4 PM
Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines