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Upcoming Webinar


TITLE: Drug Testing in Identifying & Treating Substance Use Disorders

WHEN: Wednesday, September 24, 2014; 1:00 PM ET; Webinar

SPEAKER: Steven D. Passik, PhD



The emergence of clinical drug testing beyond the “gotcha” forensic approach has offered a clinical tool that advocates for clients and offers scientific data for therapeutic planning. This webinar will highlight recommendations from the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s white paper on drug testing, describe various testing processes, and how to use testing to support treatment and recovery.
 

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TITLE: Drug Testing in Identifying & Treating Substance Use Disorders
WHEN: Wednesday, September 24, 2014; 1:00 PM ET

 
The emergence of clinical drug testing beyond the “gotcha” forensic approach has offered a clinical tool that advocates for clients and offers scientific data for therapeutic planning.
 
This webinar will highlight recommendations from the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s white paper on drug testing, describe various testing processes, and how to use testing to support treatment and recovery.
 
Learning objectives:

  • Describe how medication monitoring, including urine drug testing (UDT), provides an evidence-based monitoring tool that can enhance the clinician-patient relationship.
  • Differentiate the clinical value and advantages of various testing methodologies.
  • Introduce UDT to your patients as a mutually beneficial component of their treatment plan.
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    The Speaker

    Steven D. Passik, PhD
    Director of Clinical Addiction Research & Education – Millennium Laboratories
     
    Dr. Passik is the Director of Clinical Addiction Research and Education for Millennium Laboratories and Principal Investigator for Millennium Research Institute. He previously served on the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, as professor of psychiatry and anesthesiology.
     
    He was section co-editor for the opioid pain and addiction section of Pain Medicine, served on the editorial board of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and has been a reviewer for many peer reviewed journals, including The Clinical Journal of Pain. Dr. Passik was editor-in-chief of the National Cancer Institute’s PDQ Supportive Care Editorial Board. He was named a fellow of Division 28 of the American Psychological Association (Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse) and awarded a Mayday Fund Fellowship in Pain and Society.
     
    An author of more than 120 journal articles, 60 book chapters, and 59 abstracts, he speaks nationally and internationally on pain, addiction, and the pain/addiction interface. Dr. Passik received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research, New York, and was a chief fellow, Psychiatry Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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