The Role of Self-Management in Using Medications
Start Date: April 10, 2014
End Date: April 10, 2014
Recovery to Practice Webinar
Thursday, April 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
Continuing education units will not be offered for this event. The Webinar will be recorded and archived on the RTP website following the event.
Registration link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/434787688
This Webinar recognizes that, while medications can be very effective tools in promoting recovery, they alone are insufficient for many persons with serious or prolonged conditions. For these individuals, the medications we currently use do not "cure" serious mental illnesses and addictions. When effective, they may reduce symptoms and a person's likelihood of relapse or improve her quality of life. In serious mental illnesses, for example, medications may reduce some of the more flagrant symptoms such as hallucinations and acute mania but do not address the negative symptoms and neurocognitive impairments that often are the more disabling aspects of these disorders.
In the treatment of addictions, medications may render certain substances less reinforcing or reduce cravings but make no impact on a person's ability to develop new, sober social networks that will support her recovery. In this respect, we should avoid conveying the message to people that all they need to do is take the medications prescribed for them and everything will be all right. Recovery requires hard work on the part of both persons in recovery and practitioners, and with the current healthcare reforms under way practitioners will need to play an increasingly important role in educating people about their own role in their recovery and in supporting them in their efforts to manage their conditions and recover as fully as possible.
This Webinar will approach the topic of self-management and medication use from three perspectives:
- Larry Davidson, Ph.D., DSG director of the Recovery to Practice Initiative
- Yvonne Z. Smith, president and chairperson at the Recovery Group; and
- Jackie Pettis, manager, Prevention Education and Outreach for ValueOptions
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) does not endorse or attest to the quality of the content. Questions regarding content, recordings, and additional information should be directed to the host organization and/or presenter.
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