The Cannabis Epidemic
December 2021 — Cannabis use has increased significantly in the US. This session will focus on the forces driving this rise in use, risk factors for the development of dependence, and outline the science related to cannabinoids.
A Healthier Nation: Strategies to Improve Resiliency, Breakdown Stigma & Collaborate
September 2021 — The colliding challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic and national crises are placing increasing demands on the behavioral health industry, families, and communities across the country. As we observe and take action during National Suicide Prevention Month in September, this session will present ideas for spreading awareness, expanding the national dialogue about mental health, and strategies for connecting with communities, schools, and other partners.
Three Ways to Provide Patients Better, More Satisfying Care
July 2021 — The typical behavioral health program lags behind the rest of healthcare with regard to standardized metrics that provide insight into patient progress and response to treatment. This session is intended to provide insight into quantifying the impact of the behavioral health unit on those patients served.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment during COVID-19: Strategies to Support Patients and Staff during Difficult Times
June 2021 — The past year has brought many challenges to the substance use and co-occurring treatment industry. Whether you have a private practice, run a network of facilities, or something in between, this session offers the shared experience of industry leaders. They will reveal strategies that worked to support patients and staff and improve services during the most difficult of times.
Covid-Related Stress and the Connection to Substance Use and Abuse
December 2020 — Covid has presented a number of challenges to the behavioral health community. This session will discuss the relationships between Covid and the mental health challenges that it presents and their relationship to substance use and abuse.