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The Opioid Epidemic a Chemical Dependency Training Consortium Event
PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center
Vancouver, WA
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The Opioid Epidemic a Chemical Dependency Training Consortium Event
Recently the CDC has classified the opioid crisis in the United States, "An Epidemic". Dr. De Carvalho will outline the opioid epidemic and the catastrophic implications it has had on the United States from a morbidity, mortality and financial perspective. He will also walk you through the pleasure reward pathway (PRP) and how this system, once introduced to opioids, has been "hijacked" and left to believe it needs opioids to survive much like food and sleep making it difficult for patients to maintain sobriety. Dr. De Carvalho will also detail different modalities of treatment including medication assisted treatments and behavioral therapies, specifically acceptance and commitment therapy which is mindfulness based, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. Dr. De Carvalho believes that addiction is not a "moral failure" but in fact a medical illness with genetic, developmental and social ramifications and will speak on this topic as well. Dr. De Carvalho is very passionate about addiction and has committed his practice to helping individuals with addiction issues regain their lives once again.

Behavioral Objectives
Participants of this training will gain an understanding of:
- how addiction is not a moral failure but in fact a medical illness with genetic, developmental and social ramifications,
- the anatomical structures of the pleasure reward pathway and how the geographical placement of these structures in the brain play a role in chronic relapse,
- how the opioid epidemic has occurred and the formation of assessment for determining extent of problem, and
- how strengthening the frontal cortex through different forms of behavioral therapy can keep an explosive pleasure reward pathway, that has been "hijacked" by substance abuse, in consistent sobriety.

9:00 - 9:10CDTC Announcements and Introductions
9:10 - 10:30Addiction/Medical Illness vs. Moral Failure
Addiction and The Brain Reward
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - NoonThe Opioid Epidemic
Noon - 1:00Lunch ***On Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15The Opioid Epidemic Continued
2:15 - 2:30Break
2:30 - 4:15Treatment Modalities

Trainer provided for by Crestview Recovery

Marcus De Carvalho, M.D., Dr. Marcus De Carvalho is a Medical Doctor who specializes in addiction medicine and psychiatry. He is board certified and is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. Dr. De Carvalho is the president and founder of The Center for a Healthy Mind and Wellbeing and is the Medical Director for Beaches Recovery, a residential rehabilitation facility that specializes in addiction medicine, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient addiction treatment. Dr. De Carvalho is also credentialed at local hospitals where he treats patients who are in need of medical detox from addictive substances or are in need of psychiatric stabilization.

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

5-17S Student $50.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
5-17M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
5-17N Non-Member $75.00

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.
This course has been approved by CDTC as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100385. CDTC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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The CDTC Refund/Cancellation Policy:
For full refund, cancellation of attendance must be received by the CDTC at least 3 days prior to the event.
Cancellations made in less than 3 days of the event are subject to a $15 handling charge.
Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability or unforeseen circumstances. The CDTC will send out an email announcement to the registration contact and provide an update on our website.
If we are aware of bad weather in the area, the CDTC will extend the full refund deadline to include the morning of the training. The CDTC still must receive notice of cancellation of attendance prior to 10 a.m.

Lunch: There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.

Date: Friday, May 12th, 2017 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place:PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Mill Plain Campus
Health Education Center
600 NE 92nd Ave.,
Vancouver, WA 98664


PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center (View)
600 N.E. 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98664
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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