September 29, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
September Lecture Series
Recovery from Co-Occurring Chronic Pain & Addiction: An Overview for Therapists
Speaker: Adrian Blotner, M.D., FAPA
Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Registration 8:30 – 9 a.m.
Program runs from 9 – 12 p.m.
Continuing Education Credit: 3 CEU
Lakeview Health (True North Conference Center)
1900 Corporate Square Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Over the past 10 years the tragic epidemic of abuse, dependence, and overdose with opioids and other addictive substances represents the worsening of the increasing prevalence of substance use disorders
for the last several decades, in the US and beyond.
A significant proportion of those who suffer from substance use disorders (SUDs) also suffer from chronic physical pain.
For those working towards abstinence and recovery, chronic physical pain presents a special challenge as a prominent contributor to treatment resistance and relapse.
Effective management of chronic physical pain in those recovering from SUDs therefore also presents a special challenge to treatment providers, in their efforts to identify safe and effective treatments for the
chronic physical pain as well as SUDs.
This presentation will describe the psychotherapy components of the Lakeview Health Pain Recovery Program, as part of it’s effective, individualized, multi-modal treatment planning / interventions for
those who suffer from both chronic physical pain and SUDs.
About the Speaker:
Adrian Blotner, M.D., FAPA
Dr. Adrian Blotner is board certified in both psychiatry and pain medicine. He emphasizes the role of non-habit-forming medications and non-medication techniques in the management of chronic pain, mood, anxiety, and sleep disorders.
Dr. Blotner is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans with an undergraduate degree in physiological psychology. After completing a Harvard Medical School externship at Massachusetts General Hospital, he went on to receive his medical degree from Louisiana State University. He completed his residency and a fellowship in psychiatry at Ochsner Clinic and Hospital in New Orleans.
Dr. Blotner is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Medical Association and the American Pain Society.
If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please contact Donna Mahacek at 904-513-5823 or [email protected]