Opioid Overdose Prevention
Presented by Cheryl Gagne Sc.D, Center for Social Innovation
August 27, 2018 ~ Augusta OR August 28, 2018 ~ Wells
Opioid Overdose Prevention is a full-day, interactive workshop that will introduce participants to the neurobiology of opioid addiction, focusing on the brain changes resulting from long-term opioid use and the implications for addiction treatment. This workshop will examine the risk factors for opioid overdose as well as the strategies for addressing these risks. Time will be spent discussing client education and counseling designed to reduce risks for opioid relapses and overdoses and how to integrate trauma-informed strategies into discussions with your clients. Finally, participants will be trained on how to use Narcan for reversing an opioid overdose. Lecture, discussion, case studies and exercises will be used to help participant’s gain knowledge and skills important in facing the current opioid epidemic.
Participants who successfully complete this workshop will be able to:
- Describe the basic neurobiology of opioid addiction.
- List 3 risk factors for opioid overdose.
- Discuss educational and counseling strategies for reducing the risk of opioid overdose.
- Discuss how to apply trauma-informed strategies to educational and counselling activities.
- Demonstrate how to develop an opioid relapse and overdose prevention plan.
- Demonstrate how to assess for an overdose.
Monday, August 27, 2018 ~ Augusta Civic Center, Augusta
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 ~ Village By the Sea, Wells
9:00 AM- 3:30 PM
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM
$60 Registration Fee
Continental Breakfast, Lunch, workshop attendance and continuing education credit included.
Save $10 if you PAY by Thursday, August 23– Early Bird fee $50
5 Continuing Education Credits – For more information on credits
*Please Note: If you arrive late or leave early, you MUST sign in or out to receive a certificate and AdCare will need to adjust your certificate to reflect time. Certificates will be available at the end of the day, please pick them up at the registration table as a way to confirm your attendance.
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