First Friday Workshops

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Date(s) - 04/07/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse



Opioid Agonist Maintenance Treatment:  History, Rationale, and Effectiveness

This presentation will review some of the history, rationale and research that support opioid agonist maintenance treatment as an important component of a comprehensive plan for the long-term treatment of severe opioid use disorder. The second half of the workshop describes a multifaceted, adaptive stepped care model for opioid maintenance treatment that utilizes opioid maintenance as one component of care. This treatment model integrates pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy and behavior therapy to maximize treatment response.

3 Hours AOD

Presenter: Van L. King, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Dr. King received his BS in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his general psychiatry training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was a member of the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for 25 years, most recently as the medical director of Addiction Treatment Services and the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy, prior to accepting a professorship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2016. He has been involved extensively in treatment services research related to patients with severe substance use disorder and how best to manage these often chronic conditions. He is a nationally recognized expert in treatment of patients with severe opioid dependence and is developing a new program at the University of Texas Health Science Center, the Be Well Clinic, to treat adults with a wide variety of substance use disorder problems using the award-winning Adaptive Stepped Care treatment model he and his colleagues developed over the past 20 years. He and his team will integrate research and teaching into this new multidisciplinary service, training new providers and exploring important new ways to improve treatment for patients with substance use disorder.


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All payments for classes are final.  SACADA does not issue refunds for classes. No exceptions.

About First Friday Classes

  • SACADA is a certified CEU provider for LCDC, LPC, CCJP, Social Workers and LMFT.
  • AM SESSIONS ARE SCHEDULED FROM 9 AM – 12 PM. Each workshop session is $35.00 and payment can be made online or over the phone.
  • PM SESSIONS ARE SCHEDULED FROM 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Each workshop session is $35.00 and payment can be made online or over the phone.
  • To register for a workshop, call (210) 225-4741. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Walk-ins welcome but RSVP guarantees a seat.
  • Cancellations or changes on workshops may occur.
  • No Refunds; however, you may receive a voucher for future attendance.


Starting September 5th, we will offer students a discount of $10.00 off per session with proof of valid student ID.

In order to receive the student discount, participants must pay at the registration table on the day of the workshop showing proof of their current student ID.


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