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November 2020

Mental Health Series: Innovations in Addiction Treatment

November 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Join us for “Innovations in addiction treatment” to learn about the latest trends in medication-assisted treatment, the rising role of peer coaches and Oaklawn’s mobile opioid response team. Trainers are Dr. Krista Brucker, MD, an emergency medicine physician whose work in fighting opioid addiction is nationally recognized; Luke Lefever, LCSW, LCAC, MATS, addictions therapist and coordinator of the Mobile Opioid Response Team, and Brooke Marshall, MSW, LCSW, LCAC, addictions therapist, team leader and jail coordinator. Learning Objectives: During this 1.5…

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March 2021

Overlooked Addictions: Tobacco

March 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Spring Mental Health Series (virtual trainings): Tobacco is dangerous – and so are the myths surrounding it. Those dangers disproportionately affect people with mental health and addiction issues, leading to a life expectancy as much as 25 years shorter than their peers. Despite these grim outcomes, behavioral health providers often view tobacco as a less important treatment priority. However, quitting not only improves physical health, it also supports recovery from mental health and substance use disorders. For the best interest…

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April 2021

Overlooked Addictions: Gambling

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Spring mental health series (virtual trainings):  Gambling is continuing to increase in the state of Indiana and our nation. With increased access to casinos, sports betting and online betting comes in increase in gambling disorders. Join John Horsley, MBA, MSW, LCSW, LCAC, and Oaklawn’s Vice President of Adult and Addiction Services, and Jason Pensky, an Oaklawn peer coach in recovery from a gambling addiction, as they discuss the complexities of this growing issue and best practices for treatment. As a…

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Overlooked Addictions: Social Media

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Spring Mental Health Series (virtual trainings): Phones have changed the way we interact with the world around us. Social media specifically has changed the way we engage with each other – and even how we view ourselves. Today’s adolescents have never lived in a world without social media, but how does all that scrolling, swiping and tweeting affect the developing brain? When is it too much? And, what can be done when it becomes an unhealthy addiction? Join Heather Glenn,…

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