Objective #1: Attendees will learn the effect that addiction has on the brain and why it is now classified as a disease and that addicts should not be stigmatized or criminalized.
Objective #2: Attendees will learn that recovery from addiction is much more successful when they have done the right detox and recovery methods. They will learn that recovery is a 2-3 step process consisting of a detox program, a recovery program, and a good support system and aftercare, and how long this can last.
Objective #3: Attendees will learn about relapse and the rates of recidivism.
Objective #4: Attendees will learn the role that the criminal justice system plays in addressing drug addiction.
Bio: Jacque Taylor, AHDI-F, MSP, married, mother and stepmother, grand- and great-grandmother. Pet mom of 3 beautiful felines. Currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lived in Utah most of my life along with the states of Idaho, California, Oregon and the island country of Barbados. Hobbies include computer networking, crocheting, exercising, and spending time with family and friends. Member of AAMT/AHDI since 2000 as a student of medical transcription, working in the profession as an MT, QA, and instructor through 2012. I have served in local, state, regional, and national capacities and on many national committees since joining AHDI and currently a candidate for District 1 Director on the National Leadership Board for 2016-2019. Obtained BS in Health and Wellness in 2013 and MS in Psychology in 2015.
CEC: 1 Clinical Medicine (CM)
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