= = = WORKSHOP Overview = = =
Part One: Substance Use Disorders: Does Gender Really Matter?
Sex differences are present for all of the phases of drug abuse (initiation, escalation of use, addiction, and relapse following abstinence). While there are some differences among specific classes of abused drugs, overall there are more similarities than differences.
This talk with give an introduction and overview of sex differences as it relates to Substance Use Disorders as well as some gender specific recommendations for treatment.
By the end this presentation and panel discussion, participants will have working knowledge of sex and gender differences relating to substance use disorders, specifically…
1. Sex and Gender
3. Risk Factors
5. Course of Illness
Part Two: Culture of Addiction and Recovery: Overview of Subtle and Obvious Attributes
Participants of this training understand the history and attributes of alcohol and drug use cultures and subcultures. The training will then review the cultural history and attributes of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment and ongoing recovery models with an emphasis of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care.
1. Understand the history and attributes of alcohol and drug use cultures and subcultures
2. Understand the cultural history and attributes of Substance Use Disorder models of ongoing recovery
3. Understand the cultural history and attributes of Substance Use Disorder treatment models
= = = WORKSHOP AGENDA = = =
8:30 am – 9:00 am | Check-in & Registration
9:00 am – 10:15 am | Substance Use Disorders: Does Gender Really Matter?
10:15 am – 10:30 am | BREAK
10:30 am – 11:30 pm | Substance Use Disorders: Does Gender Really Matter?
11:30 am – 1:00 pm | LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm | Culture of Addiction and Recovery: Overview of Subtle and Obvious Attributes
2:45 pm – 3:00 | Workshop Wrap-up
We have applied to the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) for approval of 4 substance abuse specific credits.
About the presenters:
Roy E. Smith, MD, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Family Medicine
Prior to coming to Pavillon, in addition to having his own private practice in Camden, SC, he was the medical director of the LRADAC Detox Facility in Columbia, SC. He is a graduate of The Citadel and received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Smith is the Immediate Past President of the SC chapter of American Society of Addiction Medicine and an Assistant Professor at USC School of Medicine at Greenville Health System.
Joseph Najdzion, LCAS, MAC, LPCA, CSI
Joe is a counselor at Pavillon in Mill Spring, N.C. He is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist & Clinical Supervisor Intern in North Carolina, nationally credentialed as a Master Addiction Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate with over 17 years of experience in addressing co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
He received his Associate Degree in Applied Science of Human Services with a Concentration in Substance Abuse from Guilford Technical Community College, Greensboro NC; Bachelors of Science of Addiction Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University, IN; and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir Rhyne Hickory, NC. His experience ranges from At-Risk Adolescences, Emerging Adults, and Distressed Professionals.