Skips Hall


June 21, 2018 11:00 am

Opioids and Stimulants: Addressing These Complex Cases​



Thursday, June 21, 2018


11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Maggiano’s Little Italy – Chevy Chase
5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015




Whether working in a mental health private practice or in a primary addiction treatment setting, clinical professionals of all types are encountering more and more patients using not only opioids, but stimulants as well. Opioids may dominate headlines, but professionals are seeing an increase in cocaine, meth, and other stimulant use. Some are even calling this a “twin epidemic.”

As mental health and addiction professionals work with their patients to understand the trauma and shame histories that often lead to addiction, a better understanding of this trend is essential. The National Conference on Addiction Disorders has organized a panel of experts to discuss this issue in your community. Join us for an informative discussion, come prepared with questions, and network with your peers over lunch.

Upon attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the impact of concurrent opioid and stimulant use
  • Discuss strategies for treating patients using both substances
  • Explore the impact of trauma and shame histories on particular substance use
  • Share considerations for making referrals to treatment
One hour of continuing education credit will be available.

Ashley Panelist:

Gianni MigliaccioGianni Migliaccio, Physician Assistant – Gianni began working at Ashley Addiction Treatment in 2015 as a Physician Assistant. He received his PA degree in 2007 from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Prior to his start at Ashley in addiction medicine, he worked in a variety of specialties including emergency medicine, forensics, and orthopedics. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from William Patterson University in 1999 and has also worked as a personal trainer. In his time at Ashley Addiction Treatment, he has enjoyed the gift of serving others and helping people and families recover. He is passionate about the fields of preventative health, athletic performance, and wellness and has an interest in helping people maximize their capabilities in various areas of life that will improve the overall quality.

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