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Training Title:
Opiate Addiction Treatment: Science vs. Ideology and the End of One-Size-Fits-All Treatment

Clock Hours: 1

After listening to and/or reading this interview, participants should be able to • Understand why some people become addicted to opioids and others don't. • Understand and explain the effect of opioids on the brain. • Recognize the limitations of Twelve-Step programs. • Recognize the necessity of medically assisted treatment for opioid addicts. • Understand why medications like Methadone and Buprenorphine reduce cravings and prevent relapse.

The topic of addiction and recovery is filled with myths, half- truths and misinformation. Rehab facilities nationwide have a range of programmed responses, most of which are unsatisfactory or effective. It's little wonder that the frequency of one-year relapse is high. Our speaker in this interview lists a number of currently accepted facts about addictions for the falsehoods they are, including: Myth #1) Rehab is necessary for most people to recover from addictions; Myth #2.) Highly trained professionals provide most of the treatment in addictions programs; Myth #3.) Drugs should not be used to treat a drug addict because total abstinence is required. Now a most important fact: there is an alarming discrepancy between the treatments employed at many rehab centers and the treatments recommended by leading experts and supported by scientific research! Here to share his view that substance abuse treatment begins with research, which most rehab facilities and Twelve Step programs ignore is Dr. Mark Willenbring, an internationally recognized addiction psychiatrist who has been pioneering new ways to treat alcohol and drug use disorders for over 30 years. Keywords: Opiates, addiction, rehab, methadone, Suboxone, treatment

Approval Bodies

  • Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
  • CAADE - California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Psychology
  • Florida Dept. of Health (Board of Social Work, Marriage & Family, Mental Health Counseling)
  • NAADAC, National Association for Addiction Professionals
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board
  • Professional Development

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