This keynote describes how addiction is not about drugs, it’s about brains. It explores recovery as abstract from pursuit of reward or relief and recognizes nicotine as an addictive drug deserving of treatment.
The significant rise in the prescription, use and the diversion of opioid analgesics, has led to opioid overdose deaths being a leading cause of deaths in young people and a leading cause of accidental deaths overall in many states. How do we turn the tide, while allowing patients in need to still receive pain relief from doctors when they need it?
Using the 2011 Definition of Addiction of the American Society of Addiction Medicine as well as its historical roots, attendees will learn how addiction is not just about alcohol or other drugs, but it’s about brains; and how it’s not just about mesolimbic reward circuitry, but is about the role of other brain regions in the relationship that persons with addiction develop with sources of reward and relief.
The 33rd Annual Training Institute Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders is a premier training event specializing in mental health and the addictions field where a unique combination of nationally recognized faculty address a wide variety of today’s most relevant topics.
Additionally, Dr. Miller chaired a symposium at the 2007 Annual Medical-Scientific Conference of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The following presentations from that conference regard outcomes and relationships:
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