Conference Speaker, Presentations, & Info

Dr. Christina Delos Reyes spoke on the biological impact of opiates in the brain and medication assisted treatment for opiate addiction.

Handouts and information from her presentation:
Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders presentation
Myths & Facts on Medication Assisted Treatment

Dr. Jamie Marich discussed relationship between trauma and addiction and trauma treatments including sensory-based and expressive arts.


Video and previous podcast interview:

Video of Dr. Marich's presentation

Cover 2 Interview with Dr. Marich

Karen Vadino gave a humorous and motivational presentation on stress and self care.

Video and handouts from her presentation:

Video of Karen Vadino's presentation (coming soon)
Handout "All Stressed Up and Nowhere to Go"

Portage County Update Panel with panelists: Dr. Dean DePerro, Portage County Coroner’s Office;
Sheriff David Doak, Portage County Sheriff’s Office; Kelly Hart, Recovery; KelliJo Jeffries, Portage County Job & Family Services; Renee Klaric, UH Portage Medical Center; Dr. Joel Mowrey, Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County

Video of Panel Discussion
Handout on Portage County Update




Portage County
Opiate Conference

Thank you to the
Conference Sponsors

Thank you to those who attended our Portage Opiate Conference!


The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County funds services for Portage County residents through its network of agencies. Services help families, adults, teens and children with mental illness, depression, addictions, in crisis and at risk for suicide.


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