Thursday, June 2, 2016
Pacific A (Hyatt Regency San Francisco)
* noted as presenting author
As multiple paradigm shifts have occurred within the treatment of behavioral health concerns (substance use disorders, mental health concerns, and co-occurring disorders), it is paramount that physicians, addiction specialists, prevention specialists, and all community stakeholders become well educated on integrating intervention, prevention, and sustained recovery practices into each level of care and practice. The following presentation expands upon the transition away from the acute model of behavioral health treatment, exploring the full continuum of care modality. The presenters will identify innovative practice methods, such as the My Recovery is E.P.I.C. program, that have integrated into treatment facilities to expand recovery oriented systems into residential and out patient services; Project AMP, a primary intervention and prevention program that partners with secondary schools and school based health care centers to provide mentoring to low-to-moderate risk transitional age youth and adolescents; and community advocacy and education workshops. The presenters will go further into exploring primary and tertiary intervention methods that include primary care, recovery oriented practices, and follow-up community aftercare resources. A third exploration will include an overview of the "community ready ecosystems" framework that incorporates integration of primary care, behavioral health care, and community based aftercare and education with a continuum of resiliency practices. Practitioners at all levels have been well educated up to this point on the disease model, successful intervention, prevention and remission practices - but a distinct lack of recovery education has been found at most levels of practice. The presenters, as subject matter experts, hope to increase awareness of innovative programs and practices, recovery to practice initiatives, and solicit critical thinking around next stage concepts for private and public practice and community engagement.