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Vancouver, WA - Beyond Abstinence: Understanding the Dimensions of Successful Recovery

Lunch & presentation hosted by Dana Free, MBA, Treatment Placement Specialists® and Bayside Marin

Presented by: Matthew Silva, PsyDc, MBA, MA, LPC


Date:  Friday, October 18, 2019

Lunch & Presentation:  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Twigs Bistro
801 Waterfront Way, Suite 103
Vancouver, WA 98660


 1.5 Continuing Education Credits Provided.

Course Description

This course will discuss the importance of focusing on the client’s reduction of symptoms and not just solely on abstinence in substance use disorders.  It will also educate the participants on how the outcome measurements in Dimensional Recovery are multifaceted and encompass nonclinical factors that are often difficult to measure such as self-esteem and empowerment.

Main Points

  • Recovery from substance use disorder is greater than just abstinence.
  • Reducing death must be priority in treating substance use disorder.
  • Improvement and reduction of symptoms, in a variety of life dimensions, is part of recovery.
  • Measurement is necessary to achieve understanding outcomes with patients’ progress.
  • Understanding that treatment of Substance Use Disorders can reduce clinical burn out.
  • Approaching SUD recovery dimensionally can empower and provide hope to both the clinician and the patient.

Course Objectives
After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the multifaceted definition of successful treatment of Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
  • Achieve a better understanding of all the dimensions involved in measuring treatment success of SUD.
  • Gain ability to implement these philosophies and techniques to empower SUD patients.

Matthew Silva, PsyDc, MBA, MA, LPC - Chief Executive Office, Bayside Marin

As the CEO at Bayside, Matt is a highly respected business and behavioral healthcare professional with extensive experience in the fields of psychology, counseling and addiction. Matt’s background includes having a successful clinical practice as well as serving as CEO in multiple organizations.  He has earned a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, a Master of Business Administration, and most recently, he is completing a Doctorate in Psychology from California Southern University.

After facing his own personal struggles with addiction, Matt became passionate about developing and implementing better modalities for SUD, including learning more about evidence-based treatments.  One of his primary focuses has been the necessity to view SUD treatment more in terms of Dimensional Recovery rather than strictly a substance use issue.


RSVP Information:
This is a free event for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, and Dentists, but an RSVP is required by completing the form below.  If you have any questions, please contact Dana Free at Dana.Free@acadiahealthcare.com  or call/text 514-591-2968.

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Date: October 18, 2019

Twigs Bistro
801 Waterfront Way
Suite 103
Vancouver, WA 98660
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Marks of Quality Care
  • FBI National Academy Associates
  • Higher Education Case Management Association (HECMA)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation