Long-Term Recovery: The Essential Roles of Families and Addiction Treatment Providers
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Robert DuPont, MD, President, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., and Member, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board
Douglas Tieman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Caron Treatment Centers
Moderator: Gary Enos, MS, Editor, Addiction Professional
CE Certified By: AMA,ACPE,ANCC,APA,CHES/NCHES,NAADAC,NASW,NBCC
Making sustained, stable recovery — including no use of any alcohol, marijuana, opioids or other drugs — the expected outcome of treatment can be achieved as demonstrated by four decades of work in the state physician health programs (PHPs). These programs provide a system of intensive care management that includes treatment, random testing for drugs and alcohol, and peer recovery support.
Inspired by the PHP care management system, and in the face of the nation’s overdose epidemic, Caron Treatment Centers made substantial changes in its programs to improve long-term patient outcomes. At the root of these changes is the engagement of families who are in a position to fulfill many of the care management roles used in the PHP care system. Working hand in hand with treatment programs, engaged families can provide the necessary support to achieve recovery. This presentation will describe a new vision for engaging families in addiction treatment to improve long-term outcomes and outline practical steps based on the experiences of this distinguished program.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Identify sustained recovery as the principal goal of addiction treatment, including abstinence.
- Summarize the core elements of the state physician health programs and long-term outcomes.
- Describe practical steps for providers to harness this care management strategy and include families.