April 25, 2012
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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April 20, 2012 (11:59 PM) EST
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Guidelines for the Management of Opiate-Addicted Patients in Psychiatric Hospitals (Video Conference)

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This event is a video conference that will broadcast from Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare in Columbus, Ohio, to multiple sites around the state. Attend at a site near you (see "locations" tab).

Ohio, like much of the country, is currently in the midst of an opiate epidemic. Four individuals die in Ohio each day of an overdose of prescription opiates. When addicted individuals can no longer afford prescription opiates, they begin to abuse other drugs such as heroin. Inpatient psychiatric hospitals have seen an increase in the number of opiate-addicted patients who are being admitted, and Ohio’s Regional Psychiatric Hospitals are no exception.

The Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) is in the process of developing guidelines for the management of patients with major mental illness and opiate-addiction in the inpatient psychiatric setting.  This training will review the guidelines and provide an overview of how the guidelines will be implemented across the state.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to....

  •  List the major components of the Ohio Department of Mental Health's (ODMH) "Guidelines for the Management of Opiate-Addicted Patients in the Psychiatric Hospital,” including assessment, detoxification, management of co-existing pain, role of medication-assisted therapies and post-discharge referrals
  •  Review how the major components of the guidelines will be implemented across the different Regional Psychiatric Hospitals in Ohio.
  • Using case examples, clarify how the guidelines can assist in clinical decision-making and appropriate treatment interventions.



1.) PowerPoint slides in PDF format from presenter Mark Hurst, MD.

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Mark Hurst, MD


This event is designed for professionals in hospitals and community-based organizations who provide care to patients with severe mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Examples of those who should attend include the following:

Service Roles

  • Direct-service providers
  • Team leaders
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Program managers
  • Administrators

Service settings

  • Psychiatric hospitals (state and community)
  • Hospitals
  • Community-based behavioral healthcare organizations (e.g., mental health, addiction services)
  • County boards (e.g., mental health, addiction services)
  • Community health clinics

Professional disciplines

  • Mental-health services
  • Addiction services
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Primary healthcare
  • Pharmacy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Criminal justice
  • Vocational rehabilitation

Service models and strategies

  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT)







Mark Hurst, MD, is medical director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). Prior to this appointment, he served as chief clinical officer at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, a state regional psychiatric hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he championed the implementation of an inpatient adaptation of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice, not only there but also throughout Ohio's state psychiatric-hospital system.

Dr. Hurst has served in a number of other positions in public psychiatry. He was assistant chief clinical officer and psychopharmacology consultant at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare; chief of psychiatry at the Columbus VA outpatient clinic; medical director of Ohio State University Psychiatric Healthcare; and director of the Harding Addiction Recovery Center in Columbus.

Dr. Hurst is a graduate of Muskingum College and the Medical College of Ohio and completed his psychiatry residency training at the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. He has been on the faculty of the Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry since 1989 and has received numerous teaching awards. He has published on multiple topics in psychiatry, addiction treatment, and psychopharmacology and has made numerous presentations on these topics locally, regionally, and nationally. He is board certified in both psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and has been honored with listing in the Midwest edition of "Best Doctors in America" since 1995.

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