The consulting, training and coaching services I offer are the culmination of my personal and professional journey in chronic pain management since 1982. I have a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders. I am also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) a past California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), and a current Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS).
I have been working with people suffering from chronic pain and coexisting problems for almost four decades, as well as training Healthcare Professionals since 1996. Because I have learned how to thrive with my own pain condition, I understand better than most the challenges and pitfalls of how to develop effective pain management and relapse prevention plans.
In this webcast Dr. Grinstead talks about The Role of Recovery-Friendly MAT for Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorders. He covers how many people suffering with chronic pain and coexisting disorders including addiction need Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The bad news is that only about a third of the people who need MAT will get it and of those many are not getting what Dr. Grinstead calls “Recovery-Friendly MAT.” This webcast clearly covers the need for MAT, some of the obstacles that prevent its implementation and a call to action.