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Save the Date for DBHIDS’s, Faith and Spiritual Affairs 2017 Conference
April 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conference Purpose: It is estimated that 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol or drugs and approximately 20% of all Americans smoke cigarettes. The consequences of addiction are numerous; it results in a number of health problems, disrupts families and other relationships, and can leave individuals isolated, depressed and even suicidal. Addictions can lead to vulnerability to behavioral health challenges. Despite all of these difficulties, countless individuals confront and overcome their addictions every year, often with the help of their faith, family, community, healthcare professionals and treatment programs. The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, Faith and Spiritual Affairs and The Mayor’s Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission are pleased to sponsor the Eleventh annual Faith and Spiritual Affairs conference “Have Faith in Recovery: Treatment and Recovery.” The conference will provide workshops and poster presentations from some of the foremost authorities in the addiction field. Topics will include evidence based treatments, inclusion of spirituality as part of treatment, med management and family empowerment. Target Audience: clergy, laity, family member, agency, person with lived experience, social workers, therapist, physicians, providers, Public Safety, Justice Practitioners Objectives: At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to: • Employ enhanced clinical approaches to treatment in a variety of settings. • Recognize issues that arise when treating individuals affected by addictions, physical health and mental illness. • Identify treatment programs and services for individuals challenged with addiction. • Describe new treatments in addiction medicine • Understand the importance of including the family and community in treatment • Recognize the continuum of DBHIDS behavioral health services in Philadelphia • Understand how “Naloxone” is so success in overdose reversal • Define the interface between prescription for pain in the context of substance abuse disorders • Describe the impact of Senate Bill 1164 was signed into law in late Sept. as Act 139 of 2014 affects Public Safety and the community. • Provide at least two examples of how religion and faith play a big part in recovery • Identify what are social determinates and how it affect physical health