Friday, May 12th, 2017 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 6 CEU Hours

The Opioid Epidemic

Sponsored By
Crestview Recovery
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Health Education Center off Mill Plain and 92nd Ave
600 NE 92nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664



Marcus De Carvalho, M.D., Dr. Marcus De Carvalho is a Medical Doctor who specializes in addiction medicine and psychiatry. He is board certified and is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. Dr. De Carvalho is the president and founder of The Center for a Healthy Mind and Wellbeing and is the Medical Director for Beaches Recovery, a residential rehabilitation facility that specializes in addiction medicine, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient addiction treatment. Dr. De Carvalho is also credentialed at local hospitals where he treats patients who are in need of medical detox from addictive substances or are in need of psychiatric stabilization.

Goal of Training
Recently the CDC has classified the opioid crisis in the United States, “An Epidemic”. Dr. De Carvalho will outline the opioid epidemic and the catastrophic implications it has had on the United States from a morbidity, mortality and financial perspective. He will also walk you through the pleasure reward pathway (PRP) and how this system, once introduced to opioids, has been “hijacked” and left to believe it needs opioids to survive much like food and sleep making it difficult for patients to maintain sobriety. Dr. De Carvalho will also detail different modalities of treatment including medication assisted treatments and behavioral therapies, specifically acceptance and commitment therapy which is mindfulness based, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. Dr. De Carvalho believes that addiction is not a “moral failure” but in fact a medical illness with genetic, developmental and social ramifications and will speak on this topic as well. Dr. De Carvalho is very passionate about addiction and has committed his practice to helping individuals with addiction issues regain their lives once again.

For Information Contact:
Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the

Lisa Westlund
Phone: 503-805-0989
Fax: 1-360-557-5032 (vFax)

I am a Life Coach/Brief Interventionist. My emphasis is on trading in our relationship with alcohol, drugs and negative thinking for an amazing relationship with others and most importantly developing an extraordinary relationship with our self!

Posted in Addiction, Addictive Illness, An Update on the Neuroscience of Addiction, Brain Pathways, MAT, Medication Assisted Treatment, Neurobiology, Opiate Use, Reconnect with self!, Uncategorized

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