Gloria Miele, Ph.D., joins Dr. Bunny to discuss opioid addiction and how changes in the medical field are geared toward helping the opioid addiction epidemic.

Gloria is a psychologist & worked for many years in training, research and practice around substance abuse disorders.  She shares great information and statistics from her extensive work.

Gloria also discusses the medicines that are currently used to help opioid addictions, how they work, and what the options are.

As the UCLA Health Learning Collaborative Coordinator, she provides training, facilitation and technical assistance to support the state-wide implementation of The California Hub and Spoke System (CA H&SS), a grant-funded approach designed to combat the opioid epidemic. The project focuses on expanding access to empirically-based, medication assisted treatments (MAT) for opioid use disorders and putting sustainable systems in place to support recovery. Role includes subject matter training, community outreach, provider support, team building and leadership development.

About the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program:

The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP), organized within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, works to:

  • Develop and evaluate new approaches for the treatment of substance use disorders;
  • Move empirically supported treatments into mainstream application through dissemination of research findings and practice improvement efforts;
  • Advance the empirical understanding of substance use disorders and support efforts to ameliorate related problems through clinical training provided to physicians, counselors, and other healthcare workers;
  • Investigate the epidemiology, neurobiology, health and social consequences, treatment, and prevention of substance use disorders.

About Gloria Miele:

Gloria M. Miele, Ph.D., is a leadership development and executive coach, trainer, consultant and speaker who has been helping people reach their goals for over 25 years. Her mission is to inspire leaders and their teams to increase engagement, emotional intelligence and success through strengths-based coaching and training programs.

Gloria has trained thousands of professionals in the US and abroad. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is on the Columbia University faculty (ideas shared are her own). She received her coaching certification from the College of Executive Coaching. She is widely published in academic journals, books and online. Select clients include StoryCorps, Girl Scouts, Women’s Economic Ventures, UCLA, NYU, the National Institutes of Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Gloria is also committed to causes that support local business, education, and the empowerment of women and girls. She serves on a variety of boards and committees, including the Board of Directors of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, where she is active in its Nonprofit and CSUCI Connections Committees. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Nonprofit Leadership Council of Ventura County, an Ambassador for Girl Scouts’ Juliette Gordon Low Society, Program VP/President-elect for American Association of University Women’s Camarillo Branch and member of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Look for her TEDx talk, “What I Learned from Being a Girl Scout.”

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