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Save-the-Date: 2016 Conference Registrations Begins Soon

2015 Flyer for Web

September 15-16th, 2016 | Doubletree by Hilton Brownstone
1707 Hillsborough Street | Raleigh, NC

Registration Begins July 5th!


About the Annual NCATOD Conference

This year, we are excited to bring Substance Abuse Professionals together as we:

  • Identify advocacy roles, issues, and opportunities for opioid treatment providers across the spectrum of opioid treatment.
  • Explore the “Team Concept of Care” in an OTP to address issues of significance with a multidisciplinary approach to care.
  • Provide a unique opportunity to network with opioid treatment colleagues in Addiction Nursing and Counseling from across the state.

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National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. Consensus Statement on the Use of Medications in Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Numerous studies have shown the effectiveness of including medication in the treatment of some individuals with substance use disorders. For years, there has been limited use of medications for the treatment of substance dependence. Today, however, public and private health insurance plans are including (or at least considering) coverage of medication services along with psychosocial interventions for treatment of substance use disorders. A growing body of research substantiates that the use of FDA-approved medications can play an important role in the treatment of substance use disorders, especially for people with alcohol, opioid, or nicotine dependence, with continued research being done on medications for other substance use disorders. These studies demonstrate the efficacy of treating addiction as a chronic disease.  READ MORE

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