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PRESENTER: Gina Marchando, DMFT, LMFT, CHt, Clt

In this session we will take an in depth look at the science behind addiction. The anatomy of addiction will be deconstructed, and we will look at the medical and therapeutic interface that blend together in the art form of treatment, recovery and lasting, sustainable recovery.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the addiction cycle.
  • Describe factors that increase the risk for Substance Use, Misuse and Addiction.
  • Describe the usage of multiple substances and co-occurring mental health conditions.
  • Discuss comprehensive treatment interventions inclusive of psychopharmacological options, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), psychological treatment, various levels of care, family therapy and relapse.
  • Describe the Recovery process and trajectory.

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