NCAD West National Conference on Addiction Disorders

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Day 1:
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 08:30 AM until 07:00 PM
Day 2:
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 08:30 AM until 09:00 PM
Day 3:
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 08:30 AM until 03:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
State / Province
United States
Cost Range
To be determined

Host And Instructor

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Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network
Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM, Alex Ribbentrop, MSW, LCSW, CFTP, John Bruna, CADC

Training Overview Description

NCAD West convenes addiction professionals to discuss how providers with different treatment philosophies can effectively work together to create a patient-focused, recovery-oriented system of care.

Join us October 24–26 in Denver, earn up to 20.25 CME/CE credits, and explore innovative, evidence-based treatment strategies that address drug addiction and co-occurring health problems.

Event-specific Details

Opioids and Chronic Pain: How We Missed the Boat
Presented by Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM
The opioid crisis was born in another epidemic, that of chronic pain. A thorough understanding of the neurologic basis of chronic pain is essential to understand the primary driver of opioid use for many who have become dependent, addicted and who died of an overdose.
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Breaking the Cycle: Understanding Inter-Generational Trauma and Personality Disorders in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Presented by Alex Ribbentrop, MSW, LCSW, CFTP
Explore the connections between inter-generational trauma, maladaptive coping mechanisms and/or "personality disordered" traits/characteristics, and substance use disorders.
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Myths and Benefits of Mindfulness in Treating Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders
Presented by John Bruna, CADC
There are many claims about mindfulness that are both unsupported and unrealistic, as well as many applications that are highly effective for use in therapeutic settings, especially in the area of addiction treatment and co-occurring disorders.
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Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
All Administrative Support Services
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Health Care
All Public Safety
All Substance Abuse
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government