Driving Community Solutions for the Opioid Crisis

Baltimore, MD -  Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11am – 1pm (ET)
Driving Community Solutions for the Opioid Crisis
 
The opioid crisis has become America’s #1 public health emergency. Treatment professionals are in a position to influence everyday citizens and policy makers alike, but finding the right avenues can be a challenge. At the same time, treatment professionals can struggle with staying up-to-date on the latest developments in America’s prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.
 
To address these needs, Addiction Professional magazine has organized a lunch’n’learn in Baltimore to discuss how treatment professionals can better work together and become effective change agents for educating the public as well as helping to bring about a comprehensive prevention and broad-based treatment strategy.
 
Upon attending this course, participants will be able to:
 
  • Understand recent developments in the opioid crisis and its impact on the local community
  • Prepare discussion points to share with the community
  • Explore ways treatment professionals of all types can better work together to ensure a recovery-oriented system of care
One hour of continuing education credit will be available. 
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Panelists

Kyle Sarrecchia
Executive Director, Pathway to Hope & Ocean Breeze Recovery 
 
Kyle Sarrecchia is Executive Director of Pathway to Hope and Ocean Breeze Recovery. Sarrecchia earned his degree as a Certified Addiction Counselor and began working in the field in August 2006.  Sarrecchia has held a variety of positions since that time, including Behavioral Tech, Case Manager, Admissions Coordinator, and Therapist. He has been responsible for taking calls from distressed families and addicts, offering them help and direction. His devotion to helping those struggling with addiction often meant answering calls 24 hours a day. During Sarrecchia's employment with a detox facility, he acted as a primary counselor to every client who walked through the door.  Sarrecchia specializes in conflict resolution, relapse prevention, and motivational groups.
Mariana Izraelson, Psy.D., LCADC
Director of Outpatient Services, Ashley Addiction Treatment

Dr. Izraelson joined Ashley in May 2015 as the Director of Outpatient Services. Dr. Izraelson brings years of clinical and managerial experience in the outpatient addiction setting. She previously managed State Care Coordination, Maryland Recovery Net, and Women and Children programs for Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County, as the Director of Recovery Care Services for HealthCare Access Maryland. Through her professional roles over the past ten years, Dr. Izraelson has strengthened her knowledge of professional procedures, research, and understanding of a myriad of evidence-based substance abuse treatment methods. From her experience in rural Maryland to working in Baltimore City, Dr. Izraelson has been dedicated to providing high-quality public health prevention and intervention services to at-risk populations.

Dr. Kristi Dively
​Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers

Dr. Dively did her undergraduate work at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Memorial Hospital in York, PA and worked in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona and Lancaster, PA for 5 years.  She then worked in a non-clinical position for 4 years doing Medicare compliance reviews before getting back into patient care and working in Addiction Medicine.  She is board-certified in OB/GYN and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
 

Marc Fishman, MD

 

Dr Fishman is an addiction psychiatrist and a member of the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He leads Maryland Treatment Centers, a regional provider of addiction and co-occurring treatment for adolescents and adults. His academic work has focused on dual disorders treatment and opioid addiction in youth. He was a co-editor of the most recent edition of the ASAM Criteria for the Treatment of Substance-Related Disorders (PPC). He is a past President of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine.

Location:
McCormick & Schmicks
711 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202
 
 
 
 

*There is a $25 registration fee, but all attendees will receive a $25 American Express gift card at the conclusion of the event.
Registration is required to attend; seating is limited.