2nd Annual Alabama Adolescent and Young Adult Conference: Emerging Issues in Substance Abuse


2nd Annual Alabama Adolescent and Young Adult Conference: Emerging Issues in Substance Abuse
Event on 2017-05-03 08:00:00
Please join us for the 2nd Annual Alabama Adolescent and Emerging Adult Conference, presented by Bradford Health Services May 3, 2017 Pelham Civic Complex Pelham Alabama   Agenda: 8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30am-10:30am    Welcome & Keynote Hashing Out the Facts on Marijuana Shannon Murphy, MD FAAP This keynote will focus on understanding what is known about “today’s” more potent marijuana. It will give information on the short and long term effects of marijuana use and will provide an understanding of the term “medical” marijuana.  Impact data from Colorado and other legalized stated will be reviewed.   10:30-10:40am       Break 10:40am-12:00pm  Session 1: InstaChat FaceTweeting TimeBook: Developing an Understanding & Treatment Strategy for the Emerging Adult Population Adam Downs, Ph.D., LMFT Corporate Director of Emerging Adult Programs-Bradford Health Services In this presentation, a clear definition of the Emerging Adulthood stage of development will be defined. There are five distinct (although not unique) features of emerging adulthood: identity exploration, instability, self-focus, feeling in-between, and possibilities or optimism. These will each be discussed and appropriate clinical applications described and demonstrated.   12:00-1:00pm         Lunch and Exhibitors   1:00-2:20pm           Session 2: Boys vs Girls: The Similarities and Differences in Treating Substance Abuse Disorder in Both Genders  Leigh Belcher, LPC-S Administrator-A Reprieve for Women-Bradford Health Services This session will cover the various ways that young boys and young girls present to treatment, respond to treatment, and the similarities and differences that must be acknowledged and factored into their treatment plans in order to give them the best foundation for a recovery lifestyle.    2:20-3:40pm           Session 3 The Disease of Codependency Jeremy Rakes, LGSW Family Program Coordinator-Bradford Health Services This session will focus on the disease of co-dependency affecting patients suffering from substance abuse disorder and their families.  Symptoms of co-dependency, the analogy of the alarm clock that families continue to silence, and a discussion of enabling, dysfunction, and helping will be discussed.   3:40-4:00pm           Door Prizes, Evaluations, and Certificates Register today, or contact Angela Camp for more information: 256-503-8715 or acamp@bradfordhealth.net. Exhibitor and meal sponsor opportunities available; for more information please contact Lonnie Layton 205-329-3663,  llayton@bradfordhealth.net or download application here https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1tSw6Ro4G5gUmlfZWx0V2pad3M. Hotel accommodations: Discounted rates at Hampton Inn and Fairfield Inn, Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham AL Hampton Inn: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/B/BHMCVHX-AAY-20170502/index.jhtml Fairfield Inn: http://cwp.marriott.com/bhmfp/aayac/ Courtyard by Marriott: Book your group rate for 2nd Annual Alabama Adolescent and Young Adult Conference  Conference Co-Sponsored by: COMPACT 2020, the Drug Education Council, and the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition

at Pelham Civic Complex
500 Amphitheatre Road
Pelham, United States

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