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June 14, 2018 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

    June 2018 Webinar

    Recognizing Opiate Addiction and Referring for Treatment

    Presenter: Adrian Blotner, MD, FAPA
    Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
    Time: 12 – 1 PM
    Continuing Education & Continuing Medical Education: 1 unit/credit*

    Course Summary

    The Opiate Epidemic has become one of the most prominent public health challenges of our time, as one of the leading causes of suffering, impairment, and fatalities in the United States.  Opiate Use Disorder (“addiction”) is recognized as a diagnosable and treatable illness by the healthcare treatment professionals, particularly mental health treatment professionals.  It is therefore critically important that mental health treatment professionals are fully aware of the most effective tools for recognition and referral of those who suffer from Opiate Use Disorder (“addiction”) to get effective treatment that they so urgently need, so that they can get help and begin their journey on the road to recovery.

    Course Objectives

    For Opiate Use Disorders, participants will be able to list and describe:

    • Developmental & Psychosocial Risk Factors that increase risk
    • Developmental & Psychosocial Protective Factors that decrease risk
    • Elements of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) protocol
    • Applicable elements of Motivational Interviewing and States of Change

    About the Presenter:

    Adrian Blotner, M.D., FAPA

    Director of Psychiatry & Pain Recovery

    Dr. Adrian Blotner is the Director of Psychiatry & Pain Recovery at Lakeview Health. He was at the forefront of the development of Lakeview Health’s Pain Recovery Services, which is designed to help people find healthy and effective solutions for their chronic pain while they are recovering from substance abuse disorder.

    Blotner earned his bachelor’s degree in physiological psychology from Tulane University, completed a Harvard Medical School externship at Massachusetts General Hospital and earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University. He completed his residency and a fellowship in psychiatry at Oschner Clinic and Hospital in New Orleans. Blotner is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has been a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Medical Association and the American Pain Society.


    *Physicians: The activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Florida Board of Behavioral Sciences: Lakeview Health has been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number 50-17479 exp 3/31/2019.


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