The Ins & Outs of Medication-Assisted Treatment & Recovery for Alcohol Dependence
- Debunk commonly held myths and beliefs about medication management for alcohol dependence;
- Understand how alcohol dependence develops in the brain; and
- Describe the differences among the four FDA-approved pharmacotherapies for alcohol dependence.
Presenter: Misti Storie, MS, NCC, MAC, is a psychotherapist and consultant in Decatur, Georgia, with a specialization in addiction and trauma. Ms. Storie is also a Technical Consultant with The BIG SBIRT Initiative, which is dedicated to changing the way medical, behavioral health, addiction, and employee assistance professionals assess and intervene for risky substance use by adopting evidence-based screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) practices. Together, they have trained thousands of professionals on the SBIRT protocol.
Prior to her private clinical work, Ms. Storie
worked for ten years at NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals,
which is the national organization that represents, educates, and certifies
addiction-focused counselors and professionals. She served as the Director of
Training at NAADAC where she developed educational programs on evidence-based
counseling skills, cutting-edge research, and standards of practice for
addiction counselors. She frequently provides face-to-face training to
addiction and mental health counselors across the country and has written
numerous articles, book chapters, national curriculums, and training manuals,
including the Basics of Addiction
Counseling: Desk Reference and Study Guide, Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies in Crisis Intervention, and Casebook on Counseling Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender Persons and Their Families.