In this presentation, Probation Fellow and Court Administrator Mark Stodola discusses the unique challenges associated with polysubstance-impaired driving and the current policy and healthcare implications involved with this new risky behavior.
Learn why marginalized populations are at high risk of OUD, what makes opioids so dangerous and widely accessible, and what we as a society can do to destigmatize certain treatment approaches that are effective and life-saving for those caught in the grips of opioid addiction.
Many people find themselves wanting to make certain adjustments or improvements to themselves, but lack the knowledge, discipline, or skills to do so. When utilized effectively, motivational interviewing can help people finally bring about the changes they’ve wanted to see in their lives for years.
Barbara Aday-Garcia provides an overview of CADTP’s latest effort to combat opioid abuse by explaining the goals, assessment methods, and best practices of the DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Project.
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The California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP) is a non-profit SUD Counselor Certification Agency that provides certification and accreditation services for substance use disorder counselors and related professionals in California. CADTP’s mission is to promote public safety, health, and welfare by ensuring that substance use disorder counselors meet the highest standards of education, training, and ethical conduct. Visit the CADTP Counselor’s Website at: cadtpcounselors.org
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CADTP has partnered with Wholehearted.org to help produce this very special series of presentations to showcase just a few of the impactful initiatives CADTP is spearheading to help our state. Wholehearted and CADTP strive to offer access to quality education and tools to provide the field with effective and rich opportunities to improve health and safety. The presenters in this booklet were selected by CADTP and appreciatively filmed and produced by Wholehearted.org.
The programs contained in this summit are also available online to be viewed and shared for free for your convenience. In addition, if you are a registered CADTP counselor, you can earn free continuing education credits. Wholehearted provides a free CE certificate for each one of these presentations. Course materials, exams, and certificates are available free of charge through courses.wholehearted.org
Barbara Aday-Garcia CADTP Executive Director
Barbara Aday-Garcia has managed some of California’s most impactful programs that combat drug addiction and substance- impaired driving, with the goal of putting a stop to preventable drug-related deaths. She is the founder of AG Management Consulting, which provides a variety of services to meet the business needs of California’s SUD and DUI Treatment Programs. Her efforts have helped fund, regulate, and supervise numerous projects and programs that have made California a safer place for drivers, people struggling with drug addictions, and their loved ones.
Mark Stodola APPA Probation Fellow
As a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Probation Fellow, Mr. Stodola brings over 30 years of experience working in the field of court management and adult probation in Arizona. Mark worked at the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department for 18 years, overseeing drug and alcohol treatment programs, problem-solving courts, and services for the mentally ill. He later became the Court Administrator of the Tempe Municipal Court where he served for eight years. Most recently, Mark served as Program Services Manager in the Adult Probation Services Division of the Arizona Supreme Court, where he had oversight of treatment programs for Arizona’s Adult Probation Departments.
Dr. Joe Sepulveda MD, ABPN, FAPA, FASAM
Dr. Sepulveda is a psychiatry specialist in San Diego, CA with over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He uses his extensive knowledge of psychotic disorders, addiction, and substance abuse to teach and oversee the Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program. He also founded a Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) program in San Diego and is extremely active in various educational and psychiatric organizations.
James “Diego” Rogers PsyD
Dr. Rogers is the Chief Operating Officer of CRF Behavioral Healthcare. He is also a professor at UCSD health sciences and a part-time lecturer at San Diego State University. Dr. Rogers has over 25 years of experience creating, developing, and implementing community-based, trauma-informed specialty behavioral health programs that utilize Bio-Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery philosophies. His programs are culturally competent and welcoming of individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
The DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Project is funded by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), MAT Expansion Project, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Approximately 118,000 people enroll in DUI programs each year. Currently, there are no mechanisms in place to identify, assess, refer, and manage OUD/PolySUD in DUI treatment programs. This project has been developed to optimize DUI Programs to become new and effective access points for MAT and other treatment modalities. The data collected determines the population of OUD persons who can be reached through interaction with the DUI treatment system. Once completed, the program can be updated with best practices and launched to all California DUI programs.
This program has the potential to reduce DUI recidivism, increase public safety on the roadways, and help more people suffering from OUD and PolySUD.