Update on the Opiate Epidemic: Statistics and Treatment Advances, 2021

May 17, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Monday, May 17th, 2021

6:30pm: Sign in and Mix & Mingle

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Speaker Presentation: Update on the Opiate Epidemic: Statistics and Treatment Advances, 2021

1.5 CEU's

Presenters: Nancy Duff-Boehm, Ph.D. and Gregory X.  Boehm, M.D., FASAM

After a one-year dip in the incidence of opiate overdose deaths in 2018, the rate of overdose deaths has risen steadily for the past 2 years and continues to rise. How did Ohio become and remain #1 in the nation in overdose deaths? The treatment community has been working to develop remedies for the whole person, tailoring goals to target each individual’s needs. It takes longer than 28 days and extensive coordination of resources. We will discuss the role of law enforcement (drug courts and children’s services) in advancing treatment and the importance of decriminalization of possession.  We will describe the specialized treatment of women who are pregnant and addicted.

Executive Director of Action Recovery, a comprehensive outpatient substance use and mental health disorders treatment clinic, certified by Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, Nancy Duff-Boehm, Ph.D. has been treating individuals and families with alcoholism/addiction for over a decade. The clinic’s Intensive Outpatient Program provides a full range of services for individuals and families facing the difficulties and complications of life with substance use disorders. She began her clinical work in 1985 specializing in child-adolescent and family psychotherapy and expanded her experience and training in the field of addictions over the past 20 years. She serves as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. She served two consecutive terms as President of Cleveland Psychological Association.

Gregory X. Boehm, M.D., FASAM, is  board-certified in adult psychiatry, child/adolecent psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine.  His special interests are treatment of addicted pregnant women, re-entry programs for men and women released form prison, helping
survivors of trafficking and drug court diversion programs.  He is Past-President of the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine.  He recently completed his term on the Board of ASAM (American Society for Addiction Medicine) and continues to serve on committee for Levels
of Care.  He serves as a voting member of the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County.
He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  He teaches residents and medical students in addiction treatment, detoxification, and  treatment of addiction in pregnancy.



1.5 CEU credits  will be provided from the OPA-MCE. The Cleveland Psychological Association, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Inc., #06P0-341377843, maintains responsibility for the program. 


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