MEDIA ADVISORY: Breakfast Learning Series to Feature Discussion on Treatment of Opiate Addiction

Free event will bring together community on January 21 to learn about recovery treatment options for those with additions to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opiates

Centerstone and the Ivy Tech Community College School of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences are hosting an educational event titled, “Best Practices in Outpatient Opiate Addiction Treatment.” The free event is part of a regular Breakfast Learning Series designed for clinicians and community members who support those recovering from mental illness and addiction.

The January 21 breakfast event will review current practices in opiate addiction treatment, discuss alternative options to abstinence-based treatment approaches and review treatment compliance monitoring strategies such as considerations for proper urine drug screen procedures. Continuing education credits (1.5 CEUs) are available for $5.00 charge.

Clifford Mitcheff, MD
Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington Campus
Lamkin Hall
Bloomington, Ind.
For more information, please contact Nicholas Spagnolo at 812.337.2350 or nicholas.spagnolo@centerstone.org.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, offers a wide range of mental health and addiction services to more than 24,000 people of all ages each year. Formed through the merger of Center for Behavioral Health, Quinco Behavioral Health Systems and Dunn Center, Centerstone has been serving Indiana residents for more than five decades. The organization has more than 60 facilities across 17 Indiana counties and operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or explore our website: www.centerstone.org.