FREE Webinar with CEU credits: Death in the Suburbs: How Heroin has Changed the Science and Solutions for Addiction Treatment and Recovery
The Florida Department of Children and
Families (DCF) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office (SAMH),
in conjunction with the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association
(FADAA), would like to invite you to a FREE webinar. Approximately 2.0
CEUs are available at no cost.
Death in the Suburbs: How Heroin
has Changed the Science and Solutions for Addiction Treatment and
Marvin D. Seppala, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Hazelden
1:00 pm - 3:00
Approximately 2.0 Continuing Education
Units/Contact Hours are provided for this webinar
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy
and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676, Exp. Date
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676, Exp. Date
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Clinical supervisors, program managers and executives in
substance abuse, mental health, prevention agencies, community
coalitions and managing entities.
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
Addiction to opioids like prescription painkillers and
heroin has reached epidemic proportions in this country:
The number of people
addicted to a pain reliever climbed from 1.4 million in 2004 to
2.1 million in 2012, according to the most recent National Survey
on Drug Use & Health (NSDUH)
Deaths from drug
overdose, driven by the increase in prescription painkiller abuse,
now outnumber those caused by car accidents
for prescription opioid dependence have increased at least
fivefold since the mid-nineties
In this webinar, Marvin Seppala, M.D., the chief medical
officer for Hazelden, will provide an overview about the epidemiology
of the opioid epidemic. During this webinar participants will be
educated on how the combination of science and spirituality work
together as part of a unique approach to treating opioid addiction,
giving patients the best opportunity for long-term recovery.
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Marvin D. Seppala, M.D., is a graduate of the Mayo
Medical School. He completed his psychiatric training and a fellowship
in addiction at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis.
He is the Chief Medical Officer of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
where his responsibilities include overseeing all interdisciplinary
clinical practices, maintaining and improving standards of care, and
supporting growth strategies for residential and nonresidential
addiction treatment programs. Dr. Seppala is the author of
Clinician's Guide to The Twelve Step Principles and co-author of
Pain-Free Living for Drug-Free People, and When Painkillers Become
Dangerous.He has appeared as a guest on the CBS-TV "Early
Show" and National Public Radio. He has been quoted in The New
York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek and The Wall
This product is
supported by Florida Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Program Office funding