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Standing at the Epicenter of the Opioid Epidemic

Approved for 6 CEU's (includes 3 for Ethics) for Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists.
Approved for 6 CEU's (includes 3 for Ethics) for Chemical Dependency Counselors

Program Description

Presented from a Christian perspective, this workshop will detail the process of addiction, different treatment options, a brief history of drug policy, medication assisted therapy, and the use of naloxone as an emergency, life-saving intervention. The training will also address ethical issues related to drug abuse treatment.

Program Objectives

As a result of this training participants will:

  • Increase understanding of the history of US drug policy and how this has effected perception and practice
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the addiction process, including the action of pleasure and addiction
  • Gain knowledge regarding the mechanism of action for opioid agents
  • Be able to detail the ethical considerations specific to opioid addiction including the individual, system, and societal value of substance abuse treatment
  • Gain an awareness of the different treatment options for opioid addiction, including medication assisted treatment
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and understand the use of Narcan for opioid overdose reversal