142 The Use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Reduce Recidivism Rates

Recent research finds that traditional cognitive behavioral therapy approaches do not affect recidivism or release rates. A more specific approach to CBT, dialectical behavior therapy, has much more promising results within the specialized population of the incarcerated. This talk will teach DBT skills and methods in detail for immediate use. It also will cover the […]

129 Measuring Success in an Addiction Medicine Program at the Cuyahoga County Correction Center

This program grew from the initial goal to provide buprenorphine for pregnant females with opiate use disorder. What followed was the creation of a broader program to provide medication-assisted treatment for the general population. The drug courts identified potential candidates who were screened for the naltrexone program, and now offers buprenorphine options. The goal is […]

120 Synthetic Cannabinoids Behind the Walls

Synthetic cannabinoids, also called K2 or Spice, have become the most prevalent drug inside jails and prisons. This presentation will provide an overview of this drug crisis from a patient care perspective and discuss the multitude of concerns it presents for staff members who are exposed unwillingly on a regular basis. Learning Objectives: Differentiate between […]