Thursday, May 23rd 2019

8:15 AM

Behavioral Health Conference:
Substance Abuse & Chronic Health Conditions

Montgomery County Health Department
Thursday, May 23, 2019
8:15 AM – 4:15 PM


Conference Theme:  Exploring common trends in substance use disorders, chronic health conditions, infectious diseases and their impact on behavioral health in Alabama.

Contact Hours: 6

Fee: $65 per person. Fee includes: lunch, materials, CEU’s, and Certificate.

Credit Statement (s): Medical Advocacy and Outreach (MAO)has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6882. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAO is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. MAO is an approved Continuing Education Provider with the Alabama Board of Social Worker Examiners, Provider No. 0134. Partial credit will not be offered. To receive continuing education credit for your attendance you must be present for the duration of the activity and complete a post-event evaluation. Certified Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment providers should check with their certifying boards to verify acceptance and acknowledgement of contact hour approvals from the aforementioned state boards. 

Registration: Advance online registration required by May 16, 2019. There will be NO onsite registration. If registering multiple participants, the paying registrant is required to provide the individual participant names and e-mails during the registration process. Confirmations of registrations will automatically be e-mailed to each participant.


Conference Objectives:

  • Discuss risk reduction techniques that are used in the culture of behavioral health
  • Provide an overview of commonly used drugs and the impact on behavioral health
  • Describe the impact of substance misuse on chronic diseases and mental health
  • Explain the benefits of peer support programs that are coupled with treatment and therapy
  • Provide information on treatment criteria and priority groups for substance abuse services in Alabama
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of medication and treatment in the prevention of substance abuse and infectious diseases