Opioids and Stimulants: Addressing These Complex Cases​

Burlington, MA - August 7, 2018 11am - 1pm (ET)
Whether working in a mental health private practice or in a primary addiction treatment setting, clinical professionals of all types are encountering more and more patients using not only opioids, but stimulants as well. Opioids may dominate headlines, but professionals are seeing an increase in cocaine, meth, and other stimulant use. Some are even calling this a “twin epidemic.”
As mental health and addiction professionals work with their patients to understand the trauma and shame histories that often lead to addiction, a better understanding of this trend is essential. The National Conference on Addiction Disorders has organized a panel of experts to discuss this issue in your community. Join us for an informative discussion, come prepared with questions, and network with your peers over lunch.
Upon attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the impact of concurrent opioid and stimulant use
  • Discuss strategies for treating patients using both substances
  • Explore the impact of trauma and shame histories on particular substance use
  • Share considerations for making referrals to treatment
One hour of continuing education credit will be available.
Tuscan Kitchen Burlington 
2400 District Avenue
Burlington, MA
Thought Leadership Partner
Panel Series Sponsor


R. Joffree Barrnett, M.D.
Medical Director, Aware Recovery Care
Dr. Barrnett is the medical director for Aware Recovery Care in New Hampshire.  He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. See more...
Andrew Stone, M.D., M.P.H.
Former Medical Director, Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center Northern Rhode Island
Dr. Stone completed his undergraduate degree in Biology in 1993 at Johns Hopkins University, received his Masters in Public Health in 1995 from Columbia University and completed medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1999. He did his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Brown University, where he continued training in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine completing his fellowship in 2006. See more...
Dr. Romas Buivydas
Vice President of Clinical Development, Spectrum Health Systems
Romas Buivydas, Ph.D., LMHC, has more than twenty-five years of experience in the behavioral health field and is a clinical and administrative behavioral health services leader specializing in substance use disorders and mental health treatment of adolescents and adults.  See more...
*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.