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   The Addictions: Biology, Toxicology, and Available Treatment

Presented by: Child Welfare and Juvenile Section

Description: Faculty will review the time frame of detection of drugs in urine compared to hair, the rationale for using segmented hair sampling in tracking compliance with abstinence, and the potential problems with testing for drugs of abuse in urine and hair. Speakers will discuss the biology of addiction and how various addictive substances react in the human body, including neurotransmission and homeostasis. Attendees will be provided with an overview of substance abuse treatment services offered by the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, including services offered for clients involved in the criminal justice and court systems; and be provided with an overview of substance abuse services offered by the DCF to adolescents and their caregivers.


Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: CBA Law Center, New Britain

Event Cost: Member $105.00
  Non-member $175.00
  Law and Paralegal Student $50.00 (on a space-available basis)
Credit Hours: CLE Credit 3.0 Hours

Program Chair
Bet Gailor, Connecticut Legal Services Inc., Willimantic

Lauren Donninger, Ed.D., LPC,  LADC, Professor of Psychology and Program Coordinator of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gateway Community College, New Haven
Tere Foley, LMFT, Program Manager,
Rhonda Kincaid, Regional Manager, Community Services, Division, Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Erin Leavitt-Smith, Forensics Division, Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Charles McKay, MD FACMT, FACEP, ABIM, Medical Director, Occupational Health Services Section Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, Hartford Hospital
Melissa Sienna, Department of Children & Families

Program Schedule
1:00 The Biology of Addiction (Dr. Lauren Doninger)
2:00 Drug Testing in Biological Matrices:  Hair and Urine (Dr. Charles McKay)
3:00 Substance Abuse Programs for Children and Youth (Tere Foley and Melissa Sienna, DCF)
3:30 Substance Abuse Treatment Services (Rhonda Kincaid, DMHAS)

Who Should Attend
Attorneys, guardians ad litem, probation officers, and other professionals who work with children and adults with substance abuse problems.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE.

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