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You Don’t Want to Miss the Addiction Research & Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium - With Nationally Recognized Experts

Jul 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health, mental health, Substance Use, research, recovery, addiction, trauma, social justice, equity, health disparities, motivational interviewing, treatment

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Join us on September 9-11 for the Addiction Research & Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium - Making the Connection: Exploring the Intersectionality of Social Justice and Addiction Care. The ARCH Symposium is unique in that it brings together professionals and experts from several different fields—from physicians and public health experts to counselors and journalists—to take a broader look at addiction care and the many systems involved. Oftentimes, the topics of addiction and recovery focus solely on the individual and overlook the many systems that individuals interact with and how these systems can work with—but more often against—someone seeking care for their substance use.

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3rd Annual Addiction Research and Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium

Jun 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use

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"Great coverage of topic areas for practitioners and researchers who work to prevent substance use disorders." - Previous Symposium Attendee

Register today to join us on September 9-11, 2021 for the 3rd Annual Addiction Research & Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium via Live Webinar. This year's Addiction Research & Clinical Health Symposium aims to share evidence-based treatments across the spectrum of addiction care, as well as spotlight innovative methods that are shaping the field.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 25, 2021 8:10:34 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, behavioral health

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Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, Northwest AHEC joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health.

Now more than ever we need to find ways to stay connected with our community. No one should feel alone or without information, support and help they need. Mental health conditions are more common than you might realize — they affect about 20% of people living in the U.S.

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Join us June 23rd for Psychopharmacology Update

May 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, behavioral health, psychology, therapy, human service, addiction

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There are a multitude of medications used to treat mental health. This lecture will review best practices from pharmacotherapy clinics for patients with mental health conditions.

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Identify treatment strategies for depression, anxiety and mood disorders, review drug interactions and common side effects of commonly used psychiatric drugs, and discuss the role of psychopharmaceuticals in practice.

Speaker: Julienne Kirk, PharmD, BCPS is a pharmacist and Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner. She has held a faculty position as Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine for the past 29 years. She teaches pharmacotherapy and psychopharmacology to family medicine residents. 

Read all about this upcoming program and register here!

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Person Centered Care in a Virtual World: Oxymoron or Opportunity?

Feb 12, 2021 10:03:45 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in COVID-19, mental health, Substance Use

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Join us on April 1st, 2021, 12:00-1:30PM for this LIVE WEBINAR to discuss Engaging and Treating Clients with Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorders in the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

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Save the Date - 3rd Annual Addiction Research and Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium

Feb 9, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use

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"Great coverage of topic areas for practitioners and researchers who work to prevent substance use disorders." - Previous Symposium Attendee

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