511: Lessons Learned: Guiding Clients Toward Sobriety, Sanity, and Recovery
Stephen M. Taylor, M.D.
1000 Urban Center Dr., Ste. 600
Birmingham, AL 35242
According to the most recent statistics, there are 67,367 drug overdose deaths in the United States per year, and 48.6% of persons using at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days. Nearly everyone has a family member or knows somebody who struggles with addiction. In this workshop, mental health professionals will learn the latest research, evidence-based practices, treatment plans, and science of addiction principles to guide clients towards recovery management and improvement of their long-term recovery.
• Describe techniques for addiction counselors and licensed mental health professionals to properly counsel clients facing addiction and push toward the road to sobriety
• Develop a treatment plan for long-term recovery, focusing on the present and rediscovering their lives instead of concentrating on mistakes made in the past
• Outline the developments of addiction medicine