2016 UVU Conference on Addiction Friday, March 4, 2016 – Sorensen Student Center, Utah Valley University Opening Keynote – Sean Astin (Grande Ballroom – 9am) Sean Astin is an American film actor, director, voice artist and producer. Son of Academy Award winning actress Patty Duke and acclaimed actor John Astin, Sean scored a career defining, triumphant success in the inspirational and universally applauded college football biopic Rudy, about the life-changing struggles and rewards of the title character, Daniel Ruettiger. In the early 2000s, he experienced another career breakthrough with his role as Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. A vocal advocate for mental health awareness, bi-polar disorder, civic engagement and addiction; Astin is an energetic, passionate speaker who promotes a culture of volunteerism to all audiences. 10:30 am Plenary Session (session ends at 11:45am) Dr. Carl Hart Carl Hart is an Associate Professor at Columbia University. He has also published nearly 100 scientific articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology. His recent book, “High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society,” was the 2014 winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Fast Company named Hart one of Most Creative People for 2014. 11:45am Luncheon and Exhibitor Fair Grande Ballroom and Commons Area – Sorensen Center 1pm Afternoon Concurrent Session 1 (sessions end at 2pm) Overview of Eye Movement Desensitization and Preprocessing (EMDR) – Ryan Judson, NCC, CMHC, UCADDAPT (SC 206 A) This presentation will feature an explanation of the basic principles and application of EMDR, along with a theoretical understanding of trauma and relationship to addiction. Ryan will also review the stages of treatment and indications/contraindications. Using several personal case examples, participants will review the effects and benefits of EMDR as a treatment option. Ethical considerations: Role Delineation – Jeffrey Quamme (SC 206 BC) This session identifies and discusses three very common (and often confused) roles in addiction treatment and recovery - Counselor, Peer Support/Coach and Sponsor. Jeffrey will discuss the responsibilities and limitations of each role will be delineated fully with ethical considerations identified and discussed. Strategies for cooperation in supporting recovery will also be presented. Intervention and Discussion – Kelly J. Lundberg, PhD (Centre Stage) Join Dr. Lundberg as she focuses on how to speak with someone regarding addiction in a way that will encourage openness and not defensiveness and denial. The session will include the criteria for a substance abuse disorder, evidence of a substance abuse disorder, and how to approach individuals in a way least likely to generate resistance. A discussion regarding how to manage expectations will also be included. Sustained Recovery – What do we know? – Michael Cain, LMFT ( SC 213AB 1pm-2pm) What do we know from research about sustained recovery from substance use disorders? An international review of literature released in 2010 concluded with: “The best predictor of the likelihood of sustained recovery is the extent of ‘recovery capital’… a person has.’ With that in mind, the following points will be covered: What Recovery Capital is The relationship between Recovery Capital and sustained recovery Who helps build Recovery Capital How to foster the development of Recovery Capital The Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) paradigm and movement and the emerging role of Recovery Capital in ROSC How ROSC and Recovery Capital fits with the Justice Reinvestment Initiative Invisible Smoke: Issues with Vaping, E-Cigs and Synthetics – Martha L. Thompson, PsyD, LPC, CAADC ( Ragan Theatre) What is REALLY in the cartridge? There are many hidden issues in the alternative smoking world. The increasing trend to try and quit smoking by using vaporizers or e-cigs has several hidden health risks. An increasing number of young people today are choosing vaping or e-cigs over traditional tobacco because they believe there are less health risks thus the confusion and controversy. Medical marijuana advocates have even encouraged the use of vaporizers instead of smoking, stating vaping reduces the carcinogens a person is exposed to. Synthetic drugs such as Spice / K2, Flakka and other drugs may be added to the e-liquid hiding the substance from law enforcement, parents and even friends. This training will cover terminology, trends, health risks and statistics related to the alternative smoking, vaping and e-cig culture. 2:15 pm Session (sessions end at 3:15pm) Culturally Adapting Cognitive-Behavioral Substance Abuse Treatment for Latino Adolescents – Jason Burrow-Sanchez, PhD (SC 206 A) This presentation will provide participants with an understanding of ways to culturally adapt substance abuse treatment for Latino adolescents. Briefly, theoretical and empirical research will be reviewed to provide a basis for understanding. More time will be spent on providing specific clinical examples from the author’s research that focus on the cultural adaption of group-based cognitive-behavioral substance abuse treatment for Latino adolescents. Practical suggestions will also be provided for ways to culturally adapt substance abuse treatments in community settings. A View from the Bench: A Juvenile Court Judge’s Perspective Between Addiction and Juvenile Delinquency – Judge F. Richards Smith (SC 213 AB) The impact of substance abuse on families and on juvenile court workload is probably much larger, and more far reaching, than most people realize, sending ripple effects through generations. The presentation will include thoughts on how the courts, treatment and case management can better serve families with drug and alcohol abuse related child abuse and neglect, and families with juvenile delinquent behavior, academic failure, and family relationship struggles. The local effects of legalization of marijuana in other states will be addressed. The presentation will also briefly touch on pornography addiction among children and youth and the surprising changes that have resulted in juvenile court delinquency caseloads. 20 Years of Pornography – Dr. Kevin Skinner (Centre Stage) Over the past 20 years pornography has become more accessible than ever in our history. Understanding the significant influence it has on individuals, couples, and families lives has never been more important than now. The process of assessing and treating pornography addiction is important and complex. An outline of how to assess for pornography addiction will be provided. Research findings that indicate a significant relationship between use of pornography and depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness will be discussed. Treatment strategies and solutions for healing and recovery will offered. Why Do We Do Stupid Things in Addiction? – Dr. Mark H. Keep (Ragan Theatre) Join Dr. Keep as he reviews information about the disease of addiction, including brain function. Participants will gain information on the survival mechanisms in the primitive brain, and how they can drive addiction behaviors including cravings and obsession. In addition, Dr. Keep will discuss how life’s traumatic experiences play a role in initiating and cultivating addiction and addictive behaviors. He will also review methods of ‘rebooting’ the addictive brain to reverse abnormal thinking and behavior. 3:30 pm Session (sessions end at 4:30pm) Addiction Medicine and MAT Overview – Elina Chernyak (SC 206 A) The goal of this presentation is to introduce concepts and enhance understanding of the disease of addiction, and dispel the myths prevalent in society. The session is designed to be relevant for anyone interested and dedicated to the field of addiction. When Addiction Causes Loss: Four Steps to Healing Grief – Tiffany Berg Coughran (SC 206 BC) Drunk driving. Loss of parental rights. Overdose. Lying. Jail time. Dysfunction. Secrecy. Theft. Abuse. Codependency. Often these are the outgrowths of addictive behavior; whose impact is felt by those who love the addict most. When someone we love suffers from addiction, everyone suffers. How can we heal from the impact of addiction? How do we feel closure after irreconcilable heartbreaks and permanent losses? As a 10 year recovered alcoholic and now certified professional chaplain, Tiffany Coughran shares key systems that make healing possible. There is a process of healing that incorporates the reality of the loss, the extent of the relational struggles, and the day to day implementation of a doable, learnable system. A Family that Plays Together, Heals Together – Blu Robinson, DUDC, CMHC (SC 213 AB) Traditionally, parents in recovery are asked to attend community support groups. Many of these meetings are no place for their children, and thus the parent is again taken away from the home and more time is spent away from the family unit. As treatment, court, work and community meetings require a massive amount of time for a parent in recovery, the children often take a back seat despite all the interventions being geared toward parents becoming healthy, functioning care givers. Blu and Team Addict II Athlete will investigate the need for increased family involvement, and how recreation and sport can become an integral part of child development through playing with their parents. The Addict II Athlete Minor League program offers parents and children the opportunity to overcome barriers, solve relationship issues and support one another so that they may establish stronger bonds. Join Team Addict II Athlete as they introduce this new method for children and recovering parents to heal from addiction by providing a safe, healthy outlet for the family system. Mindfulness-Based Treatments for Addictive Disorders – William R. Marchand, MD (Centre Stage) Dr. Marchand will present information on cutting-edge research about current and emerging treatments utilizing mindfulness-based interventions for addictive disorders. The target audience is professionals who treat addictive disorders. He will discuss how mindfulness provides unique opportunities to address the challenges associated with addiction. He will explain the basics of mindfulness and describe how a mindfulness meditation practice can also help manage symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. The presentation will include information about the origins of mindfulness, research evidence of its effectiveness and brain imaging studies of how mindfulness rewires the brain. Panel Discussion: The Role of Mass Media and Social Agents in Addiction –Patrick Gauthier – Moderator, Panelists: Sara Howe, TBD, TBD and TBD (Ragan Theatre 3:30pm – 4:30pm) Using the documentary Cobain: Montage of Heck as a backdrop, the panel will discuss the role played by mass media and other social agents like government, our school system, law enforcement/justice systems, and the behavioral health prevention and treatment fields in addiction. The overarching question for the panel is – whether or not there is more that can and should be done by weaving and braiding the efforts of government, community, church and family in order to help prevent the next young person’s downward spiral into depression, addiction and suicide.