Opioids and Stimulants: Addressing These Complex Cases​

Charlotte, NC - Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 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.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
4400 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Thought Leadership Partner
Panel Series Sponsor


Theresa Graham, LPC, EMDR
Service Director at Sunrise Detox
Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Theresa earned her Bachelor's degree at Indiana University in Psychology with a minor in human development and family studies. After completing her bachelors, she returned home to complete her Master's Degree at Nova Southeastern University. See more...
Dean Monteleone
Clinical Outpatient Director, Caron Atlanta
Dean is the Clinical Director for Caron Atlanta's outpatient program. Before joining the Caron team in April of 2012, Dean served dually diagnosed patients and their families across Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio for twelve years. See more...
Heather Manos, MD
Board Certified Addiction Medicine (ABPM, ABAM) and Family Medicine
Medical Director at McLeod Addictive Disease Center
A graduate of Duke University, Georgetown University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Heather maintains that her greatest accomplishment is years of recovery and remission from two often stigmatized and debilitating mental health conditions, alochol use disorder and bipolar 1. She understands firsthand the hardships of navigating a fragmented healthcare system both as a patient and as a healthcare provider, and uses her experience to advocate for her patients. 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.