Join us Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 1:00p.m. CST for a virtual presentation on
“Medication Assisted Treatment”
Presentation given by Nafeiza Persaud, MS, LPC, LCDC – Symetria Recovery’s Program Director Spring Clinic
Nafeiza Persaud will present on Medication Assisted Treatment. NAADAC CEUs will be available.
1. Medication Assisted Treatment from a cultural perspective
2. Cultural barriers to the implementation of Medication Assisted Treatment
3. Discussion on myths and dialogue regarding Medication Assisted Treatment
Nafeiza completed her Master’s Degree in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy at The Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, and has over 15 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, structured outpatient programs, inpatient psychiatric, nonprofits, and private practice. She is Certified Mental Health Peer Specialist Supervisor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Family Counseling and Addiction. Nafeiza is a passionate Mental Health and Addiction Advocate and is active in her community volunteering her time at local churches in her area to provide ongoing Mental Health Support to the public, Church Ministers and local Pastors. She is a Program Director with Symetria Recovery and splits her role between management of two Clinics in the Houston area, providing daily clinical and administrative oversight. She also works closely with our community partners to assist in the referral process for addiction and medication assisted treatment.
Symetria Recovery is the pioneer and leader in complete, personalized, evidence-based recovery care through outpatient opioid, heroin, and alcohol (all substance use disorders) treatment committed to providing state-of-the-art, whole-person care, not just related to the substance misuse. Its unique approach to dependency is known as The Symetria Method. This method combines medication-assisted treatment (MAT), psychiatry, and support from a single treatment team of behavioral health, medical and psychiatric professionals to reduce the risk of relapse and give patients sustainable results. Symetria Recovery’s highly successful outcomes have been validated by an independent, retrospective analysis of more than 1.5 billion commercial claims from 3+ million Opioid Use Disorder patients for five years. The analysis demonstrates superior results on all metrics when compared with treatment as usual.
Drug use and public health statistics indicate that in the United States, approximately 90% of treatment recipients later relapse, or return to using opioids or heroin. In response to this staggering statistic, we developed a more effective continuum of care that covers the stages of recovery from detoxification, medical management, continued care and relapse prevention. By treating the whole patient, and not just the addictive behavior, we provide superior lasting recovery.
We are dedicated to fighting the national opioid addiction epidemic by improving treatment outcomes through the implementation of best practices in the coordination of patient care. Yes, more than 88% of patients quit opioids, for good.