Making A Difference: Resolving the Chronic Pain and Opioid Syndemic
Date & Time
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
Dr. Stephen Grinstead, AD, MA, LMFT, ACRPS
Behavioral Healthcare providers are on the front line to accurately assess, intervene upon and develop appropriate treatment plans for the patient with a chronic pain condition and coexisting psychological disorders including addiction. According to the Institute of Medicine there are over 100 million people in the U.S. living with chronic pain. In the past five years, prescription opioid addiction has increased over 1,000 percent. In 2017 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported that at least 134 people a day were dying due to Opioid overdose—that’s almost 50,000 a year. Therefore, a major focus of this workshop will center on identification of the extent of the problem and the obstacles that sabotage positive treatment outcomes.
Location Name
Mockingbird Theatre
Session Type
Breakout Session
Available for Credit
Approved for CEs