The topic of addiction and recovery is brimming with myths and misinformation. It's little wonder that the frequency of one-year relapse is high. In this interview Dr. Mark Willenbring, an internationally recognized addiction psychiatrist, who has been pioneering new ways to treat alcohol and drug use disorders for over 30 years, lists a number of myths about addiction treatment including Myth #1) Rehab is necessary for most people to recover from addictions; Myth #2) Highly trained professionals provide most of the treatment in addictions programs; and Myth #3) Drugs should not be used to treat a drug addict because total abstinence is required. He shares his view that substance abuse treatment begins with research, and he indicates that there is an alarming discrepancy between the treatments employed at many rehab centers and the treatments recommended by leading experts and supported by scientific research.
As well as the interview, this course includes research that supports the use of Suboxone and methadone as effective treatment options.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, social workers, nurses, educators.
This CE course is designated as intermediate.
There is no known conflict of interest or commercial support.
You can access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 player and/or read the text of the program. The research portion of this course is text-based only.