MPS logoPractical Management of Alcohol and Opioids in Psychiatry & Primary Care
Friday, October 12, 2012

Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
5801 Opus Parkway

Minnetonka, Minnesota


Linda Vukelich 
Minnesota Psychiatric Society 


Friday October 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM 
Friday October 12, 2012 at 4:30 PM 

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Minneapolis Marriott Southwest 
5801 Opus Parkway
Minnetonka, MN 55403

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Lee Beecher, MD, DLFAPA, FASAM
Minnesota Psychiatric Society Past President
Treasurer, Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine
Psychiatrist, Private Practice, St Louis Park, MN

David Frenz, MD
President, Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine
Medical Director, Opioid Treatment Program
Family Physician, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine
HealthEast Care System, St. Paul, Minnesota

Scott McNairy, MD, DLFAPA
Psychiatrist, Addictive Disorders Section, Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center
Director, University of Minnesota Addiction Psychiatry (formerly Addiction Medicine) Fellowships
Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship, VAMC/HCMC/U of M
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Rick Moldenhauer, MS, LADC, ICADC, LPCC
Planner, State Opioid Treatment Authority
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
Minnesota Department of Human Services
St Paul, MN

Sheila Specker, MD
MPS Program Committee Chair and Psychiatrist
Past President, Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine
Medical Director, University of Minnesota Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs,
Program Director, Minnesota Addiction Medicine Residency Program
Psychiatrist and Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Mark Willenbring, MD, DFAPA
Planning Committee Chair
Chief Executive Officer, ALLTYR, Inc.TM
Psychiatrist, Allina Health, St Paul, MN
Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Program Overview
Heavy drinking contributes to illnesses associated with each of the top three causes of death:
heart disease, cancer, and stroke. From 1992 to 2003, misuse of opioid prescription painkillers
increased by 140%. The prevalence of medical and psychiatric conditions is high among
individuals with alcohol and other drug disorders. Studies have suggested that medical services
may benefit substance abuse treatment outcomes if medical staff are knowledgeable about addiction
disorders and involved in treatment. This program offers psychiatrists and primary care
physicians and their teams information and skills necessary to serve patients with co-occurring
substance and alcohol abuse. Participants will learn from patients in recovery as well as expert
clinicians, and have ample opportunities for networking and informal case discussions. In
addition, APA Performance in Practice modules are available to support ABPN
Maintenance of Certification, and continual practice improvement.

Program Objectives  Following attendance, participants will be able to:

• Describe current epidemiological findings for drug and alcohol addiction.
• Identify number, locations, and basic regulations around Opioid Treatment Programs in Minnesota.
• Describe pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of opioids.
• Assess opioid use in chronic pain.
• Access and use the PMP database.
• List effective approaches to help patients decide to go into treatment.
• Describe the spectrum of alcohol involvement.
• Discuss management of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorders.
• Describe effective techniques from the NIAAA Clinician’s Guide.


8:00 am   Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am   Epidemiology of Addiction: Current Trends, and Proposed Diagnostic Criteria
                  Sheila Specker, MD and Rick Moldenhauer, MS, LADC, ICADC, LPCC
9:30 am    Opioids – Tools for Practical ManagementScott McNairy, MD, DLFAPA
10:00 am  Break
10:15 pm  Treatment of Opioid Dependence – David Frenz MD
11:15 am  Panel: Patients Sharing their Journeys – Moderator Lee Beecher, MD, DLFAPA, FASAM
11:45 pm L unch
12:45 pm  Update on Excessive Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment – Mark Willenbring, MD, DFAPA
1:45 pm  Break
2:00 pm  Working With Excessive Drinkers: A Skill-Building Workshop – Mark Willenbring, MD, DFAPA
4:00 pm  Informal case discussions
4:30 pm  Adjourn

Registration Information
Physician Member Registration Fee: $100
Physician Nonmember Guest: $150

Psychology / PA / APRN / SW / RN / Counselor / Case Manager / Admin: $85
Residents - No Charge, pre-registration required.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Minnesota Psychiatric Society. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
     The American Psychiatric Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, Call 651-407-1873 or email