Welcome Darryl Inaba to the 2019 OPA Annual Conference

Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CATC V, CADC III

This Keynote presentation will explore the neuroscientific basis of addiction, recovery and recrudescence to dispel the undue stigma associated with Substance Related and Addictive Disorders. It will share results of brain imaging and other research processes that validate past as well as recent developments in the effective management of this chronic persistent disorder.

Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CATC V, CADC III is currently the Director of Clinical and Behavioral Health Service, Addictions Recovery Center, Medford Oregon and Director of Research and Education at CNS Productions, Inc. in Medford Oregon. Dr. Inaba is a Lifetime Fellow at Haight Ashbury Free Clinics in San Francisco and Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University Of California San Francisco School Of Pharmacy. While working at the Haight-Ashbury Clinics, Dr. Inaba supervised the clinical treatment of over 300,000 self-referred substance abusers. He is also noted for his work in developing culturally consistent treatment services with the National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse and the Glide Memorial Church’s African American Extended Family Recovery Center in San Francisco. Additionally, Dr. Inaba has served on numerous boards and commissions and he has received over 90 individual awards of merit including awards from the California Society of Addiction Medicine and the California Association of County Drug Program Administrators. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy in 1971 and is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) Level V and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III.

Dr. Inaba is the author of several publications and award winning educational videos on all aspects of substance abuse work. He and Mr. William Cohen co-authored Uppers, Downer, All Arounders that is used as the principal text on substance use disorders in over 400 U.S. universities and has been translated in over 6 foreign languages. The publication is now in its 8th Edition published in 2014.