Apr 20, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM CDT
Johnson Hall, Deaconess Midtown Hospital
600 Edgar St.
Evansville, IN 47710
This program is designed for nurses, physicians, mid-levels, case managers, social workers, hospital and health facility administrators, pre-hospital providers, law enforcement, and any other providers impacted by the opiate epidemic.
This symposium will provide attendees an increased awareness of addiction and the state of the opiate crisis in Indiana. Participants will be able to discuss solutions and prevention techniques to apply toward opiate addicted individuals.
There is help and hope for anyone wanting to get their loved one clean and sober. It’s called CRAFT, which stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training. Over 25 Evansville area therapists are trained in this method to help motivate a substance abuser into treatment. Access a list of many of these CRAFT-trained therapists here.
To learn more, watch these segments from an interview with Dr. Robert Meyers, who wrote the book Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening. He is joined by the Chair of the Mayor’s Substance Abuse Task Force, Dr. William Wooten, on Midday with Mike (Oct. 17, 2017; 14News).
Dr. Meyers describes CRAFT, a positive and scientifically developed method for approaching a loved one with a substance use disorder and encouraging them to seek treatment.
Dr. Wooten and Dr. Meyers discuss how Evansville healthcare professionals were trained in the CRAFT method.