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Moments of Change 2014Moments of Change is designed to supply professionals with the information, skills and resources to address the growing needs of an every-diversifying patient base. Focusing on intervention, process addictions, specialty populations, trauma and severe mental health conditions, this conference can help treatment professionals of all backgrounds stay informed about the most recent behavioral health trends, current therapy methods and best practices for working with treatment-resistant patients and their families to provide long-term, successful recovery.
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Upcoming Webinar

TITLE: A National Profile of Illicit and Non-prescribed Medication Use in SUD Treatment

WHEN: April 30, 2014 1:00 PM ET; Webinar

SPEAKER: Kenneth L. Kirsh, PhD


This webinar will focus on research based statistics, showing actual illicit and non-prescribed substance use in people involved in SUD treatment. This population based information from actual drug tests, helps to inform clinicians about patterns of drug use and helps guide decisions related to drug monitoring. Clinical consequences of false negative and false positive rates from office based point of care testing will also be discussed.

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Webinar Description

TITLE: A National Profile of Illicit and Non-prescribed Medication Use in SUD Treatment
WHEN: April 30, 2014 1:00 PM ET;

 
This webinar will focus on research based statistics, showing actual illicit and non-prescribed substance use in people involved in SUD treatment. This population based information from actual drug tests, helps to inform clinicians about patterns of drug use and helps guide decisions related to drug monitoring. Clinical consequences of false negative and false positive rates from office based point of care testing will also be discussed.

Learning objectives:

  • Analyze various testing technologies for drug monitoring in treating substance use disorders.
  • Discuss means and methods utilized to adulterate urine drug samples.
  • Assess cutoff levels of various testing technologies and the clinical implication of false positive and false negative results.
     

    The Speaker

    Kenneth L. Kirsh, PhD
    Director of Research and Advocacy – Millennium Laboratories
     
    Kenneth L. Kirsh, PhD, joined the Millennium team as a Clinical Research Educator in Clinical Affairs as well as a Research Scientist for the Millennium Research Institute (MRI) in February 2013. He was subsequently promoted to Director of Research and Advocacy in October 2013.
     
    Prior to this, he was the Director of Behavioral Medicine and Research at the Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass (PTC) in Lexington, KY. His duties included work as a clinical psychologist and investigator in both investigator-initiated and clinical trials research focusing on issues of pain management as well as the interface with abuse and addiction issues.
     
    Dr. Kirsh has given national and international invited lectures on pain and addiction. He was formerly an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Kentucky and the Assistant Director for Symptom Management and Palliative Care at The Markey Cancer Center in Lexington.
     
    An author of more than 100 peer-reviewed and invited articles, Dr. Kirsh also has authored numerous book chapters, abstracts, and posters. He is a reviewer for more than twenty journals and has been a member of the American Academy of Pain Management¹s Policy and Advisory Committee.
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    TITLE: The Anxiety Factor: The Role it Plays in Addiction, and How it Can Be Treated

    WHEN: May 20, 2014 1:00 PM ET; Webinar

    SPEAKER: Suzanne Jessee, MA


    According to the ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America), there are 40 million Americans suffering with anxiety. Anxiety sufferers are also twice as likely to have a co-occurring addiction disorder. This educational and thought provoking webinar will answer the question of what anxiety is, what works, and why. You will also find out what came first; anxiety or addiction and what thought has to do with. Don’t be anxious, be informed!

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    Webinar Description

    TITLE: The Anxiety Factor: The Role it Plays in Addiction, and How it Can Be Treated
    WHEN: May 20, 2014 1:00 PM ET

     
    According to the ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America), there are 40 million Americans suffering with anxiety. Anxiety sufferers are also twice as likely to have a co-occurring addiction disorder. This educational and thought provoking webinar will answer the question of what anxiety is, what works, and why. You will also find out what came first; anxiety or addiction and what thought has to do with. Don’t be anxious, be informed!

    Learning objectives:

  • Identify the 5 most effective treatments for anxiety.
  • Discuss 5 contributing factors to anxiety.
  • Assess the roll addiction has on anxiety, in terms of what came first and the % of addicts that suffer with anxiety.
     

    The Speaker

    Suzanne Jessee, MA
    Family Therapist – Michael’s House: Foundations Recovery Network
     
    Suzanne Jessee has helped thousands of patients attain physical relief and emotionally heal at The Betty Ford Center, Brighton Hospital, Henry Ford’s Maple Grove and other chemical dependency and Dual Diagnosis treatment centers for the past decade. She is now working at Michael’s House as a family therapist in the family program, serving and empowering families and loved ones to begin their own journey of recovery and mental wellness.
     
    She is the author and narrator of “ESCAPE Anxiety,” a multi-disciplinary therapeutic program. “ESCAPE Anxiety” is a clinically sound, spirituality based program designed to support healing and relief from the serious physical and mental effects of anxiety and panic disorder. Suzanne has uncovered the eight emotional contributors to anxiety and uses the five most effective therapies for the treatment of anxiety symptoms in this one power-packed program.
     
    Suzanne earned her Master of Arts in addiction studies degree at world-renowned Hazelden chemical dependency treatment center in Center City, Minnesota. Suzanne’s Bachelor of Science degree in psychology was earned at Eastern Michigan University. She was trained and certified by the legendary Dr. Anna Spencer from the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association.
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