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Webinar: Finding recovery in the face of a national crisis: The use of FDA-approved medications in t
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This webinar will look at the history of MAT, the science behind the use of these medications, and how they can support a comprehensive approach to treatment in a larger continuum of care that can promote lifelong recovery.

 Export to Your Calendar 5/20/2019
When: Monday, May 20, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Zachary Talbott, CADCII, MATS, CCS
Contact: Diane Perez
(850) 878-2196

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The FDA has approved three medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone). Despite the evidence supporting their use and the CDC’s reference of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as the “most effective treatment” and the National Institutes of Health’s declaration that MAT is the “gold standard treatment,” misinformation, misconceptions, and stigma continue to dominate discussions around their use in opioid treatment. This webinar will look at the history of MAT, the science behind the use of these medications, and how they can support a comprehensive approach to treatment in a larger continuum of care that can promote lifelong recovery. 

Objectives:

·        Describe the three FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder and list their similarities and differences

·        Explain the damaging effects of chronic use of short-acting opioids on the brain and how the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can facilitate the healing of the brain’s endogenous opioid system

·         Provide a description of how MAT in a comprehensive treatment environment addresses all aspects of opioid use disorder as a bio-pysho-social disease

·         Explain how the use of MAT fits into a recovery-oriented focus of treatment while describing the importance of individualized pathways to recovery

Who should attend?

This webinar is relevant to a variety of heath and human services professionals and paraprofessionals such as health care professionals (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, etc.), mental health and addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, recovery support personnel, and especially those working with patients in medication assisted treatment programs and/or with individuals that are involved in the criminal justice system or at risk for involvement.

Presented by:

Zachary Talbott, CADCII, MATS, CCS, Program Director & Opioid Treatment Specialist is a native of Eastern Tennessee, having graduated high school in Maryville, TN and then with his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Zac received his graduate education in clinical social work from Walden University. Zac opened two outpatient opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in Chatsworth, Georgia and Murphy, North Carolina where he served as Program Sponsor of both OTPs and served as Program Director of the OTP in Chatsworth, Georgia until August 2018 when both OTPs were acquired by BayMark Health Services/MedMark Treatment Centers. Zac continues to serve as the Treatment Center Director for MedMark Treatment Centers Chatsworth. Zac is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Level II (CADC II), a Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS), an Electronic Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (E-CADC), and a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) through ADACBGA; a Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II (CACII) through GACA; an International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC) through IC&RC; a Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) through the Breining Institute; and a Certified Medication-Assisted Treatment Advocate (CMA) through NAMA Recovery. Zac currently serves on the Executive Committee as Treasurer and full Board of Directors of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia (ADACBGA), the Georgia affiliate board of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Zac also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia (OTPG), the Georgia state opioid treatment provider’s association and Georgia Chapter of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD). Zac has been a Recovery Month Planning Partner with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) since 2014. Zac enjoys life in long-term recovery from an opioid use disorder himself and lives in Dalton, Georgia with his partner Chip, their 15-year-old and 10-year-old sons, and their three dogs: Mary, Mocha, and Laylah.

 
CEUs:
2 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event
Florida Certification Board Approved Education Provider, #A-001
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676