Noted Addiction Expert from Elements Behavioral Health to Deliver Keynote Speech at Broward County Mental Health Conference

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Ash Bhatt, MD, will present “You Can’t Just Talk it out of Them – The Neurobiology of the Addicted Mind” at the Broward County Crime Commission’s Addictions & Mental Health Conference, on April 11 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

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I am hoping participants will share this information with others to help correct misconceptions that have contributed to the negative stigma, guilt, shame and blame associated with addiction..."

On April 11, 2014, Ash Bhatt, MD, a nationally recognized authority in the field of addiction and mental health treatment, will present “You Can’t Just Talk it out of Them – The Neurobiology of the Addicted Mind” at the Broward County Crime Commission’s Addictions & Mental Health Conference at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Dr. Bhatt, Chief Medical Officer of Elements Behavioral Health – Florida Region, will provide an overview of the evolution of the addictive process, from genetic and environmental influences to the underlying neurobiological and neurophysiological changes that occur within the brain of the addicted individual. He will also explore the relationship between addiction and co-occurring mental illness.

“I am hoping participants will share this information with others,” said Dr. Bhatt, “to help correct misconceptions that have contributed to the negative stigma, guilt, shame and blame associated with addiction, as well as correct inaccurate diagnosis and treatment of those suffering from addiction and mental illness.”

The conference, which will include pre-event networking, one-on-one meetings, industry studies, breakout sessions and exhibits, is expected to attract 300 to 400 attendees, including mental health professionals, attorneys, addiction professionals, healthcare administrators, criminal justice and public safety professionals and educators.

The cost to attend the conference is $85 at the door, $75 if registering before April 4 ($65 for law enforcement personnel and students). Attendees may earn seven continuing education credits. Seating is limited and early registration is recommended.

For more information or to register for the event, visit the Broward County Crime Commission website. To learn more about other speaking engagements in the behavioral health care field, visit the Elements Behavioral Health events page events contact Jeanette Lisalda at jlisalda(at)theelements(dot)com.

About Dr. Bhatt

Dr. Ash Bhatt, MD, is a Board Certified Diplomate by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is also a Board Certified Diplomate by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is the Chief Medical Officer of Elements Behavioral Health’s Florida facilities, which includes The Recovery Place and Lucida Treatment Center.

About The Recovery Place

The Recovery Place is one of Florida’s premier drug and alcohol treatment centers. The Recovery Place provides individualized, client-centered addiction treatment with multiple programs to fit clients’ needs, including detox, day treatment, intensive outpatient care and residential treatment. Located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, The Recovery Place provides high-quality, affordable addiction treatment in a comfortable, real-world environment. For more information about The Recovery Place, call (855) 893-5987 or visit http://www.therecoveryplace.net.

About Lucida Treatment Center

Lucida Treatment CenterSM is an addiction and mental health treatment center located in an exclusive, resort-like setting just steps from Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach County. Lucida offers highly individualized, research-based treatment that includes 12-Step and non-12-Step support options. Lucida is made up of three distinct programs: a women’s mood disorders program, a multicultural addiction treatment program for Spanish speakers, and a dual disorders program for adults suffering from addictions and co-occurring mental health issues. To learn more about Lucida, call (855) 893-5987 or visit http://www.lucidatreatment.com. En Español llama (562) 731-2480 o visita a http://www.lucidainternacional.com.

About Elements Behavioral Health

The Recovery Place and Lucida Treatment Center are part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch, The Recovery Place, Right Step, Clarity Way, Journey Healing Centers and the Sexual Recovery Institute. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the client but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit http://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.

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