Healing Our Community’s Drug Crisis

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1:00 PM — 4:00 PM


Namaste Hall, California Institute of Integral Studies


Healing Our Community’s Drug Crisis

Please join us on Sunday, October 7th,  1pm–4pm at CIIS
Free CEUs for ACTCM Acupuncture Practitioners!

Come hear leading experts in Chinese medicine, Western medicine, mental health, and addiction discuss how practitioners and the community alike can best address the growing opioid crisis and move toward a more integrated standard of care. Topics will include pain management, addiction treatment, patient screenings, specialist referrals, emerging research/resources in the field, new modalities and protocols, and career advancement opportunities, among others. This event is open to all health professionals, students, faculty, and alumni.

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. David E. Smith, MD, FAACT, FASAM: Addiction and Drug Rehabilitation Expert
    Pioneer of addiction medicine, founder of the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in San Francisco, and founder and publisher of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.
  • Ra Adcock, LAc: Integrative Acupuncture & Pain Management Expert
    Licensed Acupuncturist and Executive Director of California State Oriental Medical Association Practices at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in the pediatric oncology and clinical research departments.
  • Dr. Steven Tierney, EdD, LPCC: Mental Health Expert
    Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Community Mental Health program at CIIS specializing in addiction with a focus on Buddhist psychology and mindfulness-based therapies for addiction, recovery, and resilience.

Moderated by ACTCM Alum Avery Erickson, LAc

Event Tickets

Free tickets with code:



Program Schedule:

1pm–2:30pm: Panel Discussion

2:30pm–3pm: Q&A

3pm–4pm: Mixer/Interactive Round Table Discussions to exchange resources and provide practical takeaways that promote a sense of community, openness, and accountability for practitioners to collaborate on patient care.


For General Public Tickets:
$15 Early Bird Pricing/$30 General

*3 CEUs (category 1) offered for acupuncture professionals (pending for CAB approval).
Provider: ACTCM at CIIS, CEP# 016

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