Understanding the Opioid Epidemic
Tuesday January 8, 2019
9:00am - 12:15pm
3 contact hours total:
- 3 NBCC credit hours
- NCSAPPB approved substance use specific (SS)
This is the first half of the day. Understanding and Treating Toxic Shame is the second half of the day. You can sign up for just one workshop, or both.
The Opioid Epidemic is taking our country by storm. The statistics are alarming as the CDC reports 115 deaths a day in America. As counselors, how do we understand, recognize our role, and impact it.
We’ll view parts of the PBS documentary, “Understanding the Opioid Epidemic”, and lead a discussion on how we can impact it through screening, counseling, treatment, and ongoing recovery.
The opioid crisis has become a social issue that transcends all geographic and socioeconomic boundaries, affecting people of every age, gender, and ethnicity at rates never seen before.
- Develop an understanding of the current opioid epidemic, it’s trends, and how we as counselors can begin to screen and address the problem in our current clients.
- Identify resources for treatment and ongoing recovery.
- Learn about the physical problems that accompany opiate IV drug use such as infective endocarditis.
Lunch, coffee, tea, and water served!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Presented by Linda Harrison, BSW, LPCS, CCS, MAC