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31st Annual Tuerk Conference on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment
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The purpose of the conference is to increase the participant’s understanding of current issues in the field of mental health and substance use disorders. This includes: drug treatment practices here in the US and also in other countries such as Portugal; policy developments in post-“war on drugs”; the Maryland state response to the Opioid epidemic; the benefits of medications in treating addiction; legislative information on medical cannabis in Maryland; problem gambling and other treatment related issues.
The Annual Tuerk Conference continues to be the premier conference in the region for providers, physicians, researchers, administrators, counselors and advocates to learn the latest information on events and changes that will affect them. It is vitally important for professionals in this field to stay informed about these changes and their impact on patient care.
Other topics that will be covered include: racial inequities in treatment access, cannabis in the workplace, addiction and pregnancy, cognitive behavioral therapy, suicide prevention in men, treatment behind the walls, harm reduction strategies, and multidisciplinary treatment in today’s healthcare system.