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  • In My Own Words: An Introduction to the Series

    OhioMHAS LogoIn My Own Words is an emerging series of first-person recovery stories from people throughout Ohio and the United States and in other countries, including the Netherlands. The series is published by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

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  • In My Own Words: Russell

    My name is Russell Lawrence Cummins. I was born on November 9, 1959 in Rotterdam, a city in the Netherlands. Five years ago, my wife told me there was a vacancy for a peer specialist at the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. We peer specialists are in one way pioneers for a new profession. As a peer expert, I try to build bridges between the ACT team and sometimes very reluctant clients, and I represent the client's point of view in important decisions made in the team. I dare to state that I have the most expensive education for this job among my team members.

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  • New Strategies for Opioid Abuse among People with Addictions, Mental Illness

    Heroin, krokodil, and prescription pain killers are opioids that are commonly abused by people with addictions and mental illness. The epidemic in Ohio presents numerous challenges for health and behavioral healthcare professionals. Attend our Center's opioid training series from March to June. Enhance your clinical knowledge and skills and improve recovery outcomes./ Presented by Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, of our Center./ This series is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)./ $Free for Ohio providers/ CEUs.

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  • In My Own Words: Dirk

    My name is Dirk. I am forty-seven years old, and I live in The Netherlands. At this moment, I live at Mentrum (a mental health care institution, part of Arkin) in Amsterdam. Herewith, I tell you my life story and, foremost, how I stopped taking drugs. I do so, because I hope that others can use my experience. My dream is to help other people with my knowledge and experience.

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  • Ohio's Heroin Epidemic Explored at City Club of Cleveland Forum, WCPN 90.3

    The City Club of Cleveland examines the heroin epidemic in Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio, which ranks 11th in the nation for the number of opiate-related deaths. Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, program director of Addiction Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, participates in a panel discussion. Learn how the rise in prescription opiates increases heroin use in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Learn about strategies to address and reduce opiate addiction.

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  • Promote Health-Behavior Change among People with Severe Mental Illness

    OhioMHAS LogoLearn to support health-behavior change among people with SMI and addiction in your community with stages of change, motivational interviewing, and tobacco interventions. Our Center is adding new dates to its "Breath of Fresh Air" training series and "Tobacco Tuesday" conference calls as part of Ohio's initiative to promote integrated primary and behavioral healthcare. The initiative is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). The training events and teleconferences are designed for health and behavioral healthcare organizations in Ohio.

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  • Training Series for Housing Staff Focuses on Stages of Behavior Change

    OhioMHAS Logo Increase housing stability among people with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Our Center is hosting an important one-day training on six different days at multiple locations throughout Ohio from February to May 2014. Designed for staff and supervisors of housing services (e.g., permanent supportive & independent, transitional, adult care, emergency shelters, ymca & ywca), but others are welcomed. Learn what to say and not say when encouraging behavior change, plus much more. Presented by Deana Leber-George and Scott Gerhard of our Center. The event is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

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  • Learn Motivational Interviewing to Build Trust, Relationships around Desire for Personal Change

    Help people discover and talk about their desire for personal change, like managing symptoms of mental illness; reducing the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; improving physical health. Attend our Center's Motivational Interviewing (MI) training series from February to May 2014. MI is an evidence-based treatment utilized in a variety of service models and settings (e.g., IDDT, ACT, SE-IPS, Integrated primary health, housing, residential treatment)./ $75 for Ohio providers; $115 for non-Ohio/ CEUs + supervision credits/ Presented by Jeremy Evenden and Scott Gerhard of our Center.

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  • Treatment for U.S. Veterans Addresses Both Mental Illness, Substance Abuse

    Our Center's work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Ohio was highlighted in a story by Jeb Phillips of The Columbus Dispatch. The story features Patrick Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, of our Center as well as partners from the VA system. Learn more about the use of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice, for U.S. veterans in Ohio.

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