Medford, OR, September 26, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Noted author and speaker Darryl S. Inaba, Pharm D, CADC III, will present, "The Evolving Science of Relapse and Recovery," an in-service program designed for current and future professional counselors, healthcare workers, educators, lawyers and law enforcement personnel. The program, which is free and open to the community, will take place October 5, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., SU Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (ground floor), 222 Waverly Avenue.
Dr. Darryl Inaba is the author of the CNS Publications book on addiction, "Uppers, Downers and All-Arounders," a publication that is considered a 'must-read' for students taking addiction studies courses across the country. Inaba has worked on numerous films and books at CNS Productions on this topic as well as an ongoing video and audio podcast at CNS's web site.
This presentation is sponsored by Syracuse University’s College of Human Ecology and the Department of Health and Wellness, which offers both an undergraduate minor and graduate courses in the study of addictions. CNS Publications learning materials are an integral part of most schools drug education curriculums.
It is estimated that approximately 23,000,000 Americans suffer from addiction. "We are excited to have Dr. Inaba speak at our school. The impact of this disorder affects every segment of society. Recovery is a life-long pursuit and relapse is an insidious specter waiting in the wings to derail the journey" said Dessa Bergen-Cico, Ph.D., CHES, CAS, assistant professor, Department of Health and Wellness.
During the program, Inaba will share new research while delving into the neurobiology of the brain’s memory function. This program will cover the following areas:
1)Overview of neurochemical and neurocellular mechanisms that promote interruptions in recovery;
2)Presentation on the brain’s memory process of dendritic spines and their role in triggering cravings that lead to resumption of drug use or compulsive behaviors;
3)Overview of the four phases of recovery;
4)Discussion of the major challenges to continued abstinence during recovery, and;
5)Discussion of effective relapse prevention tools.
Participants will also screen a new film on relapse and recovery. Three hours of continuing education credit through the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) will be available for participants.