Online Training Module From PCSS MAT – American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) – Utilizing Innovative Strategies and Community Resources for Methadone Treatment

webThis module is free of charge and provides techniques and strategies that clinicians and program administrators can use to enhance methadone and buprenorphine maintenance treatment.  This affirmative approach aims to improve the experience of both the patients and the staff by encouraging positive interactions between staff and patients and among the patients in an effort to develop a recovery community.  Methadone patients often feel isolated and have limited opportunities for sober social support.  This presentation directly addresses some of the limitations of the modality and provides ideas and options to clinicians to combat the stigma long associated with maintenance treatment by integrating peer services into treatment.

The presenter is Sarah H. Church, PhD, Executive Director, Division of Substance Abuse Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

A listing of upcoming PCSS-MAT webinars is available at:

Source: PCSS – MAT Training – July 1, 2014

The Machinery of the Mind Webinar

The DSM-IV lists 5 behavioral symptoms of addiction but does not tell us why these behaviors appear in people of very different psychosocial backgrounds using widely different substances. The answer resides in the drug-altered human brain. This session reports from the currently published research what we know about how and why the changed brain gives us those behaviors. Such knowledge helps both the counselor and the patient better understand what has happened to the brain and what can be done to heal it.

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Trainer: Allan Barger, MSW


Source: Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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