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CLE: Addiction Is a Disease Within the Legal Profession, and Not a Moral Failing

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Topic: Addiction Is Not a Moral Failure; It Is a Disease Impacted the Legal Profession

When: Friday, May 7, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (1 hour CLE credit APPROVED)

Registration Required. Register Here.

Addiction is Not a Moral Failure – 2021 Written Materials

Summary:

This is a special program offered to support Awareness Friday during this years Well-Being Week In the Law. This is a special program designed to help legal professionals better understand the risks and disease progression of addiction and how it impacts the legal profession. This session reviews how understanding addiction can benefit members of the legal profession; provides an understanding of addiction from a limbic system/frontal lobe perspective; identifies the role of the brain and amygdala in substance use concerns; and emphasizes the importance of seeing emotion wellness as an essential part of recovery. The session explores the unique vulnerability of members of the legal profession, the impact of social stigma relating to addition, and the distinction between dependence and addiction.

     This CLE has been reviewed as:

  • “One of the finest presentations I’ve seen in connection with this topic…”
  • “Dr. Loyd is exceptionally engaging and informative. He said he’s delivered this talk repeatedly, and I can see why…”
  • “I wish every judge and prosecutor in this country had to see this…”
  • “One of the best CLE’s presentations I have seen in quite some time!”

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Stephen Loyd (Medical Director), Journey Pure: Dr. Loyd has decades of experience in internal medicine, mental health, and substance abuse services. He joins us from JourneyPure, a provider for addiction treatment services for patients from across the nation, where he has served as its National Medical Director since 2018. His background includes services as Medical Director and Assistance Commissioner for Substance Abuse services and appointment to the Governor’s Opioid Workgroup and Public Safety Subcabinet, both in Tennessee.

He received his undergraduate degree from University of Tennessee at Knoxville and doctorate at Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Loyd has been in long-term recovery from opioids and benzodiazepines since July 9, 2004.

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Details

Date:
May 7
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Venue

ONLINE via Zoom (https://zoom.us/)
VA United States

Organizer

VJLAP
Phone:
804-644-3212
Email:
info@vjlap.org
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