May 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Eastern AHEC
2600 W Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834

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Substance Use Disorders is a pervasive, costly, and devastating problem impacting all communities across America. North Carolina is eminently impacted by Substance Use Disorders use; over 13,000 residents have died from accidental opioid overdoses since 1999.Of the 21.7 million people in need of treatment in the United States in 2015, only 10.8% received it. Additionally, 95.4% of individuals meeting the criteria for a substance use disorder did not receive treatment or did not think that they needed treatment. It is estimated that this results from a combination of the stigma, lack of awareness, misperception and missed opportunities related to engaging and serving individuals with Substance Use Disorders contribute to this statistic. This Focus Group will address the issues of Substance Use Disorder and the best practices to reach and treat the affected individuals.

Paul D. Nagy, M.S., LPC, LCAS, CCS, is an Assistant Professor in the Duke University School of Medicine where he has worked for the past 27 years in The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in a variety of clinical, research, teaching and administrative positions. He holds degrees from Duke University and Florida State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Clinical Supervisor. Mr. Nagy has over 30 years of clinical, research, administrative and teaching experience and conducts seminars and workshops to audiences throughout the United States. Mr. Nagy has also worked as an Expert Content Director overseeing the development of Treatment Improvement Protocols and Technical Assistance Publications for The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is the author of several book chapters published by the American Psychiatric Press. He was a 2008 recipient of the Triangle Business Journal Health Care Hero Award and the 2016 Advancing Evidence Based Practices Award from the North Carolina Evidence Based Practices Center.

  • Participants are able to describe and review what constitutes substance use disorder (SUD).
  • Participants are able to discuss and review the effects of SUD.
  • Participants are able to describe and review diagnoses related to SUD.
  • Participants are able to discuss and review the use of evidence-based treatments for SUD.
  • Participants are able to describe who would benefit from these services and what elements may exclude someone from receiving it.

This program has been planned for healthcare professionals in all disciplines, including persons working in mental health organizations, healthcare systems, faith communities, law enforcement, judicial systems, social service agencies, public centers, educational institutions and others in the community who routinely encounter persons with Substance Use Disorders, who wish to explore their knowledge of substance use disorder principles.
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