Opioid Use Disorders: Whole-Person Approaches to Treatment and Recovery (closed event)
428 Columbus Avenue
New Haven CT
This evolving workshop explores how we got to where we are with opioids, and what strategies, including medication assisted treatment (MAT), legislative fixes, wellness, therapeutic interventions, and such are being put into play to turn back the tide of disability and death. The program, through the use of didactics, dense case-studies, and small group work explores how to thoroughly assess an individual, and work with them to construct reality-based plans to help them move forward in the direction of their goals and aspirations.
As most individuals with opioid use disorders have at least one co-occurring mental health problem, and often related medical issues, a whole-person, and individualized, approach is emphasized. The content includes the use of standard diagnostic criteria, public-domain screening tools, current psychopharmacological interventions and a broad range of evidence-based therapeutic and theoretical strategies (CBT, DBT, 12-step, Motivational Enhancement, Stage of Change Theory, Harm Reduction, Recovery, Trauma-based therapies, Peer Support, Wellness etc.).