E33 - Beyond Recovery: Examining The Addiction Treatment Industry: An In-Depth Look (1.50 CEs)
Date & Time
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Reef Karim
Many treatment providers feel like they're treating a "moving target" and want assistance in how to be more effective. As more and more residential centers, intensive outpatient treatment and sober living facilities pop up all over the country, the lack of a universal treatment platform and outcome measures leave great debate about what works and what doesn't. Some rehabs are effective. Some aren't. Some are all about the revenue. Some are all about the marketing—not clinical care. Is it a medical disease? Is it a spiritual disease? Is it a childhood trauma problem? This presentation will also discuss best treatment options.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify addiction in regard to the human condition, from a neuroscience perspective and philosophical perspective.
  • Identify the best way to utilize medications in addiction treatment.
  • Understand how spiritual growth can be utilized in relapse prevention and stress reduction with addictive disorders.