March 28, 2012
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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March 23, 2012 (11:59 PM) EST
March 23, 2012 (11:59 PM) EST is the deadline to cancel your registration for this event and request a refund.

Managing the Drug-Seeking Patient in Hospital Settings (Video Conference)

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

Registration deadline has been extended to Friday, March 23.

Patients with severe mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders in hospital settings may have multiple reasons for seeking potentially addictive medications (such as benzodiazepines and opiates). Likewise, hospital staff may have differing knowledge levels, attitudes, and skills in how they manage these patients on a day-to-day basis. This training will focus on the differential diagnosis of the drug-seeking patient, the assessment of acute vs. chronic pain, and the management of drug-seeking behaviors in an inpatient setting. Additionally, there will be time for case discussion and a focus on using the principles of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice, in the treatment of this challenging clinical population.

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

  • List the differential diagnosis of the "drug-seeking" patient.
  • Review how the treatment of acute pain differs from the treatment of chronic pain.
  • Discuss how the principles and strategies of IDDT can assist in the management of the "drug-seeking patient".


1.) Keynote presenter Christina Delos Reyes, MD, recommends the following free resource from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, published in 2012. Get the free PDF online from SAMHSA:

"TIP 54: Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders."

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2.) PowerPoint slides in PDF format from presenter Christina Delos Reyes, MD.

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Christina Delos Reyes, 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)







Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, is medical consultant at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University and its two Ohio Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives—the Substance Abuse and Mental Illness (SAMI) CCOE and Supported Employment (SE) CCOE. In this capacity, she provides technical assistance to service systems and organizations that are implementing evidence-based practices and other best practices for people with mental illness and co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.

Dr. Delos Reyes is board certified in both adult psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and is a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Her training has included psychopharmacology both for mental illness and substance use disorders, individual therapy, group therapy, psychoeducation, and working with interdisciplinary teams. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international association of trainers in motivational interviewing.

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