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CenterPointe Hospital’s Spring Conference 2017 Addiction and Treatment Modalities

Left to Right: Azfar Malik, MD; Donald Bohnenkamp, MD; Raafia Malik, MD

Prompted by the alarming increase in opioid overdoses and the legalization/medicalization of marijuana across the U.S., CenterPointe Hospital held its Spring Conference 2017 on Addiction and Treatment Modalities on May 4th at the scenic Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters.

The esteemed presenters were Azfar Malik MD, Chief Medical Officer of CenterPointe Hospital; Raafia Malik, MD, Medical Director of The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center at CenterPointe; and Donald Bohnenkamp, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University. The conference was well-received by an audience of 250 participants, rep-resenting a wide range of healthcare professionals, community leaders and educators.

The conference provided an overview of addiction treatment and interventions, discussed underlying psychological condi-tions including depression, anxiety, trauma and bipolar disorder, provided an overview of cannabis, as well as a discussion on its effects on major psychiatric illness.

About CenterPointe Hospital:
CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adults, sen-ior adults and adolescents in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area and throughout the country. Inpatient and outpatient treatment services are available at the St. Charles facility, and additional outpatient services are provided at multiple loca-tions throughout the Greater St. Louis and mid-Missouri areas.

The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center provides the region’s only private residential addiction treatment pro-gram, along with detoxification, outpatient treatment and medication-assisted treatment options.

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