The Opioid Crisis: Addressing Shame, Trauma, and Stigma

Pittsburgh, PA -  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11am – 1pm (ET)
The Opioid Crisis: Addressing Shame, Trauma, and Stigma
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 Pittsburgh 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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Panel Series Sponsor


C. Scott Dehorty, LCSW-C
Executive Director at Maryland House Detox 
C. Scott Dehorty is a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) and therapist who brings over 20 years of experience in the field to his role as Executive Director at Maryland House Detox, a part of Delphi Behavioral Health. Specializing in substance abuse, mental health, and chronic pain management, Scott utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral approach and draws largely from Mindfulness based practices when treating patients in all stages of recovery. Scott received his Master’s degree in Social Work (with a focus on Clinical Mental Health Counseling) from the University of Maryland, and his Bachelor’s degree in Human Services & Psychology from Elon College in North Carolina.   Before joining Maryland House Detox, Scott spent the past two decades working in various roles within the field, serving as a Psychotherapist in his own Private Practice, a Pain Recovery Program Manager, Psychiatric Social Worker within a Pain Treatment Program, a Clinical Director, a Crisis/Admissions Counselor, and more. Scott has also played an active role within the mental health and addiction community, servicing as a presenter for various conferences including The Johns Hopkins Hospital Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Senate Employee Assistance Program, Delaware Professional Counselors Association, Addiction Professional Summit, Harford County Trauma Institute, among others. Scott has appeared on various media outlets discussing issues surrounding mental health, chronic pain, and opioid addiction including Fox 45 Baltimore, Straight Talk with Mike Gimbel, and Psychology Today, as well as contributed to the book Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention.

LeMont Restaurant 
1114 Grandview Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15211

*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.