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Beth and Greg Delaney provide a simple but helpful look at the SCIENCE behind addiction. They Introduce the importance of Connection/Belonging for recovery, the importance of collaborative networks of care and community engagement, and identify faith's role in the continuum of care for SUD. They will give insight as to faith's role and opportunities in prevention, intervention and recovery supports.
Clifford Lau.In this session, I will share 3 surprising gifts the Lord has for you and for me through our work, explored through the following themes: What do meaningful relationships with our patients show us about our Heavenly Father? What is an addict? What am I responsible for?
Beth and Greg Delaney.In a recent survey over 1/3 of CCHF clinics reported that they plan to expand scope of services to include MAT (medication assisted treatment). This session will look the trends in MAT via information gleaned from recent meetings with SAMHSA, ONDCP, and DHHS, and will share about faith-focused recovery providers who are exploring, and/or using MAT.
John Umhau. This workshop will focus on the practical implementation of evidence-based outpatient medical treatment, including dietary intervention and the drug therapy which has created new hope for those trapped by alcohol. Topics will include the use of naltrexone, (including The Sinclair Method), new medications, and gut biome factors which drive the neuroinflammation accompanying chronic use and related psychological problems.
Beth and Greg Delaney. This session will explore the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on substance use disorder. Participants will be informed about the ACE study, trauma informed care, and ways faith-based solutions can be leveraged to assist individuals dealing with these issues.
Kathryn McLean and panel; In this panel discussion, a multi-disciplinary team from Lawndale Christian Health Center, Chicago, led by clinical psychologist, Kathryn McLean, will focus on the opportunities and challenges encountered in the development of Medically Assisted Treatment services for opioid and substance abuse patients, including 1) fostering a patient-centered approach to engaging patient’s needs and experiences 2) developing processes and capacity for interdisciplinary team members 3) showing and sharing the love of God through relational care.
Jim Henderson, MD, and Matt Rafalski, MD, lead this workshop in motivation interviewing and SBIRT (screening, brief interview, referral to treatment). This session outlines Siloam Clinic's proactive and successful first year of addressing this aspect of patient care.