2013 Annual School on Addictions & Behavioral Health|
The Alaska Addiction Professionals Association is pleased to announce the 39th Annual School on Addictions & Behavioral Health: "Sharing the Vision: Integration for Recovery. Join us May 6-9, 2013 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel to explore the emerging science of integrated treatment.
This year's conference tackles the complicated and often confounding issues related to integrating historically parallel sciences. Substance abuse treatment, mental health and primary care providers will be tasked with intertwining services and treatment modalities to best meet the needs of their patients/clients
Our theme reflects new and emerging concepts as well as evidence based best practices for providing comprehensive care. Funding streams and third party payor sources will continue to expect and demand whole person treatment. This 'developing' standard of care will require a workforce that is cross trained to understand the language, operations, and treatment approaches of supporting health care disciplines.
Addictions and behavioral health professionals will need to collaborate with a full spectrum of services including prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. These partnerships will need to address issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault, suicide, medication assisted therapies, primary care for adults and pediatrics that include screening for risk factors.