IntNSA announces the following webinar:
Methadone Then, Methadone Now
DATE & TIME
- Thursday, July 29
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
(Duration: 1 hour)
HOW TO REGISTER
- This webinar will focus on Methadone Treatment as in a historical background beginning in the mid-1960’s through 2021 and discuss how a Methadone Treatment program in Cincinnati has dealt with the many changes in treatment. It will review the changing of treatment from using methadone as a medication replacement therapy to part of a bigger treatment that includes specialized medication, individual counseling, and group therapy. With more potent opioids compared to the early years, it has become a challenge for Opioid Treatment Programs to maintain replacement strong enough to help individuals from becoming a statistic of overdose and possibly death.
- Review and examine changes in opioid treatment during the past 57 years.
- Discuss the relevance and roles of modern day treatment facilities.
- Discuss the need for new best practices.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- This presentation was developed for substance use disorder project directors, managers, and facilitators.
- This presentation will be especially informative for organizations that were awarded federal or state grants for substance use disorder programming and are running community consortiums.
- This presentation is also appropriate for providers and/or providers-in-training from diverse healthcare professions including physicians, nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists.
- John S. Silvani, RN, CARN, CAS, LCDCII, FIAAN
Executive Director, Sponsor and Chief Operations Officer
Pax Treatment Centers, LLC
Middletown, OhioJohn has been working in the field of Addictions since 1989. He operated a methadone treatment program for 31 years. He graduated from Southern Ohio College with a degree in Computer Science and then graduated from Miami University with a Degree in Applied Science in Nursing. John began nursing as a ventilator nurse before taking over as a supervisor in a Methadone Treatment Program in Cincinnati, Ohio. He took his test to become a CARN in 1998 and then became a Certified Addictions Specialist in 1999. Also a Licensed Counselor, Specializing in all aspects of MAT and SUD treatment he helped develop several programs in 1998 such as the mothers on Methadone program with the help of Dr. Finnegan. He has also helped with developing policies and procedures for the state of Ohio for Opioid Treatment Programs. He is a consultant and has helped develop many treatment programs. He currently operates an Opioid Treatment Program in Middletown, Ohio where he has Methadone and Buprenorphine patients. John has assisted in training Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and counselors in Southwest Ohio in the addiction field. He was recently honored as a Fellow of the Academy of Additions Nursing and is on his county mental health and addiction services board. John has served as a Director at Large since 2019 for the International Nurses Society on Addictions and is the interim treasurer of the newly formed IntNSA USA.
- This course has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP16785, for a maximum of 1.00 Nursing Contact Hour. The licensee must retain this document for a period of four (4) years after the course concludes.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.