Tuerk Conference on Mental Health & Addiction Treatment
The purpose of the conference is to increase the participant’s understanding of current issues in the field of mental health and substance use disorders. This includes: treatment of opiate addiction, overdose prevention, the benefits of medications and treating addiction, update on medical marijuana in Maryland, problem gambling and other treatment related issues.
The Annual Tuerk Conference continues to be the premier conference in the region for providers, administrators, counselors and advocates to learn the latest information on events and changes that will affect them. It is vitally important for professionals in this field to stay informed about these changes and their impact on patient care. Other topics that will be covered include: treating opiate use disorder, treating employees in safety sensitive positions, self-help groups, harm reduction strategies, fatal overdose data, safe injection sites, suicide among veterans and self-care for counselors.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Maryland
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Physicians, Advanced Nurses, Dentists, Certified Addiction Counselors, EAPs, Social Workers, Professional
Counselors, Peer Recovery Specialists and Psychologists.
Describe the opiate addiction epidemic and understand the effective treatment options.
Explain medication options for different types of addiction disorders.
Identify resources in Maryland for mental health and addiction treatment.
Describe the current status for medical marijuana in Maryland.
Explain the concept that is referred to as “Many paths to recovery”.
Describe what is meant by “harm-reduction strategies” and be able to cite examples.
Explain the purpose and activities for the “Facing Addiction” organization.
- 6.00 Certificate of Participation