Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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 Recovery 
Marvin D. Seppala, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Hazelden
Friday, August 15, 2014                                          
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)      
Approximately 2.0 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this webinar
Florida Certification Board Provider #A-001, Exp. 12/31/2014
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676, Exp.  Date 3/31/2015
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676, Exp. Date 10/31/2016
Clinical supervisors, program managers and executives in substance abuse, mental health, prevention agencies, community coalitions and managing entities.
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
  • Treatment admissions 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.

To register for this event, please click on the link or copy and paste into your browser:

 Please read the following important messages before registering for this event:
  • FADAA uses WebEx as our online event system.
  • Audio for the event is accessible via the internet. To receive audio, attendees must join the event by using computers equipped with speakers. There is no teleconference for this event.
  • Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event. To avoid problems with log-in and receiving credit for attendance, please use the confirmation email to join the event. This email is coded with your registration information. Also, please confirm that email from "MESSENGER@WEBEX.COM" is not blocked as spam or junk by your email server.

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 Street Journal.


This product is supported by Florida Department of Children and Families
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office funding

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