Center for Behavioral Health Helps Spearhead Nevada’s 2019 Opioid Summit

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Center for Behavioral Health to Present On a Myriad of Topics Ranging from Peer Support to the Value of Integrated Opioid Treatment Recovery

The Opioid Summit presents an opportunity for the entire ecosystem that monitors, supports and treats substance use disorders to come together to discuss and share best practices,

Center for Behavioral Health (CBH), a nationally accredited outpatient treatment facility, today announced that it will present on multiple tracks at the 2019 Nevada Opioid Summit. Hosted at the Tuscany Hotel in Las Vegas August 14-15, the event will address numerous topics ranging from prevention to treatment of the evolving opioid crisis.

This year’s Opioid Summit represents the continuation of and success that was started with the inaugural Governor Opioid Summit held in 2016. This year’s conference, headlined by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, is timely as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated that more 70,237 overdose deaths occurred in 2017. With the increasing rise of overdoses and the introduction of new drugs (i.e. Fentanyl), the recovery treatment industry is looking at new and integrated ways to address what has become an epidemic.

“The Opioid Summit presents an opportunity for the entire ecosystem that monitors, supports and treats substance use disorders to come together to discuss and share best practices,” said Brant Massman, CEO of Center for Behavioral Health. “Opioids have changed the way that addiction is viewed, treated and addressed both in Nevada and across the nation. At Center for Behavioral Health, we realize that successful treatment requires a network of professionals coming from multiple fields and non-traditional approaches to combat opioid use to allow patients the best opportunity to resume a normal life through medical-assisted treatment.”
Center for Behavioral Health has been on the forefront of introducing and implementing a number of patient-centric protocols that integrate many community providers in order to surround patients with a full array of social services. This approach has CBH participating in forums as well as national and community-based conferences across the nation. For example, CBH Director Krista Hales recently participated at the Region 10 Opioid Summit where she presented “Recovery Oriented System of Care: Integrating community providers to address the Opioid Epidemic.” For the Nevada Opioid Summit, Hales will be presenting with a number of other CBH personnel to lead discussions on the following topics:

Community Based Responses: Best Practices for Peer Support Services
Discussing the various roles peers can play in the treatment and recovery continuum from pre-engagement to long term recovery. Describing core competencies for peer support and how agencies can integrate peer support into their programming.

Criminal Justice Interventions: Court Response to the Opioid Crisis in Rural and Urban Communities
Discussing establishment of specialty courts and referrals with community providers.

Strategies for Integration: Integrating SUD Treatment into Primary Care
Reviewing strategies and best practice for integrating substance use disorder screening and treatment into primary care centers. Discussing treatment modalities that can be accessed for diverse environments.

Review of Treatment Systems: IOTRC Overview
Reviewing how Integrated Opioid Treatment Recovery Centers (IOTRC) differ from traditional treatment models, requirements to be designated as an IOTRC, how peers are a valuable component of the hub-and-spoke system, and how mobile recovery teams are being utilized to support communities.

About Center for Behavioral Health
Center for Behavioral Health is an accredited network of growing outpatient facilities and treatment centers that is focused on assisting people addicted to opiates. With 23 locations across the country, CBH provides treatment for all drugs and alcohol, HIV/AIDS, compulsive gambling and domestic violence. Based on location, some facilities offer classes in impulse control, anger management and DUI. CBH is a privately held organization. Learn more about Center for Behavioral Health by visiting its website or following it via social media.

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