Conference Materials

2012 • Alternatives to Medication

Psychotherapy as a First Intervention

This session explored the short term benefits and risks of psychotherapy versus medication for persons diagnosed with depression, anxiety and psychosis. A research- validated early...

Putting Recovery into Practice

This video of Ken Thompson, MD, “Putting Recovery Into Practice,” was filmed at the Acadia Hospital, Multidisciplinary Psychiatric Grand Rounds, on January 13, 2012.

Recovery Perspectives: A Conversation Between People in Recovery and Service Providers

In this compelling presentation, people with lived experience of recovery from co-occurring disorders discuss among themselves, and then with service providers, the issues of most...

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2012 • Alternatives to Medication

SAMHSA Priorities and Presence in Region 1

An introduction to SAMHSA and a look at some of its strategic initiatives, this session highlighted SAMHSA’s position on alternatives to medication and how it...

Successfully Tapering Chronic Pain Patients’ Daily Opioid Use

Dr. Kristen Silvia discusses approaches to compassionately taper patients on high-dose opioids.

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2017 • Summit on Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorder

Embracing Substance Use Treatment and Recovery in Primary Care – A Community Approach

September 13, 2017 | Summit on Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorder: Embracing Substance Use Treatment and Recovery in Primary Care – A Community Approach...

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2011 • Complexities of Trauma

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study: Trauma as a Public Health Crisis and Implications for Human Services

This video is of a keynote address by Ann Jennings, PhD, at the 3rd Annual Co-Occurring Disorders Institute: Complexities of Trauma. The video was filmed...

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2013 • Rx Generation

The Evidence Is In: Why We Need to Develop Alternatives to Psychiatric Medications for Children

The medicating of children in our society with psychiatric drugs began with the prescribing of stimulants to children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder in the...

Trauma-Informed Practices in Drug Treatment Courts: Essential Approaches that Promote Safety and Success with Justice-Involved Men and Women

A webinar presentation from September 29, 2015.

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2016 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Understanding, Managing, and Treating Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

One of the most challenging problems for school professionals is dealing effectively with non-suicidal self-injury. Of special concern is that self-injury has recently moved from...

Voices of Reform: Courtney A.

Courtney lost custody of her two sons because of her substance use disorder. But instead of sitting in a jail cell, she received treatment and...

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2013 • Rx Generation

Young, Poor, and Drugged: How Antipsychotics Are Hurting America’s Disadvantaged Youth

New research shows that antipsychotic use by low-income and very low-income children in the United States skyrocketed in just under a decade. This has occurred...