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New Shatterproof Initiative Being Piloted In NC

New Shatterproof Initiative Being Piloted In NC

Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families, is piloting a national project in 6 states, including North Carolina. ATLAS is an addiction treatment locator, analysis and standards tool to help people...

CDC: ‘Hundreds’ of New Vaping Illnesses Reported in the Last Week

CDC: ‘Hundreds’ of New Vaping Illnesses Reported in the Last Week

CNBC (9/24/19) -- Hundreds” of new cases of a vaping-related lung disease have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just in the past week, a top agency official told Congress on Tuesday. The CDC last week said the mysterious lung disease has...

STR Treatment Outcomes Report

STR Treatment Outcomes Report

The Missouri Department of Mental Health recently released 12-month outcome data for their Opioid State Targeted Response (Opioid STR) Grant that compares Medication First MOUD and Traditional approaches. See Statewide outcomes and abstracts for peer reviewed articles...

Oct
19
Sat
Mental Health for Military Populations: Core Clinical Competencies for Treating Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This webinar is part three of the six-part specialty training series on the military-affiliated population. The purpose of this presentation is to provide attendees with an overview of the proposed competencies. Participants will be able to identify the different domains that a provider must understand in order to provide the best service to the military-affiliated population.

Oct
22
Tue
Tackling Opioid Addiction: A Case Study With Shatterproof & Kolmac Clinic
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Webinar: Tackling Opioid Addiction: A Case Study With Shatterproof & Kolmac Clinic

Location: Online Via PsychU.org

Description: In 2017, there were over 70,000 deaths related to the opioid epidemic. Payers, providers, and substance use disorder advocacy organizations across the country have focused on reversing this epidemic and saving lives of individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) through greater access to residential and evidence-based treatment services. This need to address rising opioid addiction-related incidences has led to the creation of innovative practices and an addiction treatment rating system.

In this webinar, hear from Gary Mendell, President and CEO of Shatterproof, a national non-profit advocacy organization currently working with payers to improve access to evidence-based treatment and end the devastating impact addiction causes for families. Mr. Mendell founded Shatterproof to spare other families the tragedy his had experienced. Shatterproof is currently piloting a rating system, The Shatterproof Rating System, for addiction treatment programs with payers to help identify programs offering proven, evidence-based treatment practices. They are actively working with payers to reduce barriers to access to treatment, recognizing that only 1 in 10 individuals with substance use disorders gets any form of treatment and most of the time, the treatment is not based on experimental research.

George Kolodner is President and Founder of Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers, a drug and alcohol treatment center specializing on outpatient, evidence-based treatment. Dr. Kolodner also serves as a highly effective agent in intensive outpatient treatment, designing the first intensive outpatient program (IOP) in the United States in 1973. Dr. Kolodner will discuss how Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers has worked with payer organizations to expand access to effective treatment. Kolmac’s approach is measurement-based, holistic, and personalized. Viewing addiction as a chronic disease, Kolmac takes a long-term approach to care meeting patients where they are at in the real world. Clinicians at Kolmac work with patients to tackle challenges as they arise in everyday life fostering healthy approaches to deal with problems both large and small. They have been active for over 45 years and have treated more than 30,000 patients to date.

Oct
23
Wed
APNC Fall Conference @ Holiday Inn Resort - Wrightsville Beach
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

“When we empower our professionals through deliberate education and vigilant advocacy, more lives are saved, more people find wellness and more communities prosper.” – APNC’s Why Statement

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina is committed to empowering our prevention, treatment, and recovery professionals to thrive. The unrelenting addiction epidemic and North Carolina’s evolving continuum of care require deliberate education and vigilant advocacy.

Our conferences keep helpers up to date on what’s trending in the field. We provide training on exciting innovations and updates on pertinent legislation and policy. Participants seize these opportunities to network with change agents from across the country to improve their practice and amplify their voices.

Join the movement.

Harm Reduction: 1 May Be Enough, and 1,000 IS Too Many @ Webinar
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Description: This program will review some of the basic information on harm reduction treatment with individuals who use substances. Total abstinence is not always the answer, especially in low risk situations and with younger drug users. Understanding that there are alternatives to finding a path to recovery allows clients to open up about their struggles, feeling secure in setting their own goals, and normalizing the relapses that all addiction professions know will occur. This webinar will include recent research findings on clinician acceptance of harm reduction treatment.

Presenter: Ami Crowley, EdD, NCC, ICADC, MCAP, LPC, LMHC

Ami Crowley, EdD, NCC, ICADC, MCAP, LPC, LMHC, specializes in addiction. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the CMHC Online program. She has professional experience in clinical and community mental health, inpatient and outpatient substance use disorder treatment, private practice, and community education. Crowley is a member of many professional associations. Her research interests are in the areas of multicultural competency in supervision, harm reduction, diversity integration in counselor education, and LGBTQ counseling.


Price:
Education is FREE to all professionalsContinuing Education Hours: Earn a certificate of completion for 1 CE by passing an online CE quiz upon completion of the webinar. FREE for NAADAC members (Join now!). $15 for non-members.

Questions or comments about NAADAC Education? Take a look at our Webinar FAQs or email NAADAC.

Oct
26
Sat
Beyond Basic Military Awareness: Cultural Competence in Working with Military Affiliated Populations
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This webinar is part four of the six-part specialty training series on the military-affiliated population. This presentation will focus on how providers can develop information about the functioning and worldview of the military population, as presented in the Competencies for Counseling Military Populations. Participants will understand the need to learn both the implicit and explicit factors of military culture and how that may impact their clients.

Nov
4
Mon
Opioid and Heroin Abuse Among Our Veterans – Online Course
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Description: This 30-minute webinar’s purpose is to discuss how the veteran population is susceptible to the dangers of prescription opioid drug abuse.

Objectives: Discuss how opioid and heroin abuse is affecting the veteran population

Speaker: Patty L Collins, MAEd, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing CPD and Student Training

Audience: The target audience will include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, EMS, law enforcement, mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, health educators, and others interested in this subject.

Available Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 0.50, CEU 1.00, ACPE 0.50, CNE Contact Hours 0.50, NCBPTE Contact Hours 0.50

Event Fees: $10.00

Opioids in the Elderly: Trends and New Guidelines – Online Course
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Description:

This 1-hour webinar’s purpose is to discuss how the elderly population is susceptible to the dangers of prescription opioid drug abuse.

Objectives:

  • Discuss recent trends in opioid prescribing and prescription opioid misuse in the United States
  • Understand age-related changes that affect pain management
  • Describe the new opioid guidelines

Speaker:

  • Jennifer Gabbard, MD

Audience:

The target audience will include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, EMS, law enforcement, mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, health educators, and others interested in this subject.

Available Credits:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 1.00
  • CEU 1.00
  • ACPE 1.00
  • CNE Contact Hours 1.00
  • NCBPTE Contact Hours 1.00

Event Fees: $10.00

Nov
7
Thu
SAFE Project Faith-Based Training
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Program Summary

The faith-based community is a critical resource in the fight against the opioid and addiction epidemic. Church leaders are looking for ways to leverage their relationships, outreach, infrastructure, and volunteer capacity to make a difference in their communities, though many are unsure how their places of worship and faith-based community organizations can best contribute to the fight.

The opioid and addiction crisis is taking more and more lives and hurting more and more communities. Families in crisis exist in every town across our country and these families turn to their church for help. Faith-based communities are well-situated to help families navigate crisis, but they are also natural community leaders and changemakers to help shape how communities respond to addiction.

At this training, learn examples of how faith-communities can start and maintain efforts to address the opioid and addiction epidemic by:

  • educating their community,
  • reducing the shame and stigma around help-seeking behavior,
  • building community capacity for addiction treatment, and
  • being an active partner in building sustainable recovery for individuals.

Also, learn how your community can build your own addiction response efforts using the SAFE Project Community Playbook. SAFE Project, a nonprofit focused on stopping the addiction fatality epidemic, developed the SAFE Community Playbook, a step-by-step guide on how communities can organize to make positive change. The Playbook walks communities through how they can engage with stakeholders across six important sectors to impact the epidemic, save lives and heal families. Faith leaders and community members can use their power to convene to bring together these important stakeholders for a common purpose through implementing the Playbook’s tools.

Nov
23
Sat
Identifying Presenting Concerns: Assessment Competencies for Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This webinar is part five of the six-part specialty training series on the military-affiliated population. The purpose of this presentation will be to present common areas of clinical concern as identified by the Competencies for Counseling Military Populations. Participants will be able to understand the need to identify prevalent concerns among several different military-affiliated populations.

Dec
2
Mon
Opioid and Heroin Abuse Among Our Veterans – Online Course
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Description: This 30-minute webinar’s purpose is to discuss how the veteran population is susceptible to the dangers of prescription opioid drug abuse.

Objectives: Discuss how opioid and heroin abuse is affecting the veteran population

Speaker: Patty L Collins, MAEd, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing CPD and Student Training

Audience: The target audience will include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, EMS, law enforcement, mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, health educators, and others interested in this subject.

Available Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 0.50, CEU 1.00, ACPE 0.50, CNE Contact Hours 0.50, NCBPTE Contact Hours 0.50

Event Fees: $10.00

Opioids in the Elderly: Trends and New Guidelines – Online Course
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Description:

This 1-hour webinar’s purpose is to discuss how the elderly population is susceptible to the dangers of prescription opioid drug abuse.

Objectives:

  • Discuss recent trends in opioid prescribing and prescription opioid misuse in the United States
  • Understand age-related changes that affect pain management
  • Describe the new opioid guidelines

Speaker:

  • Jennifer Gabbard, MD

Audience:

The target audience will include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, EMS, law enforcement, mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, health educators, and others interested in this subject.

Available Credits:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 1.00
  • CEU 1.00
  • ACPE 1.00
  • CNE Contact Hours 1.00
  • NCBPTE Contact Hours 1.00

Event Fees: $10.00

Dec
7
Sat
Using What Works: A Review of Evidence-Based Treatments for Military Populations
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This webinar is part six of the six-part specialty training series on the military-affiliated population. The purpose of this presentation will be to provide an introductory overview of evidence-based practices for a range of concerns found in the military population. Participants will understand the various practices that have found to be most effective in treating the range of conditions that result from serving or being affiliated with the military population.

Dec
13
Fri
Using Medication-Assisted Treatment in Jails @ McKimmon Conference & Training Center
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

The number of people with a mental illness and/or substance use disorder housed in jails has increased significantly over the past several years due to substantial changes in jail populations. Research shows drug overdose is one of the leading causes of death among people recently released from correctional facilities. The NC Department of Health and Human Services will facilitate a FREE conference on the use of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in jails on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 9am to 12:30pm at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Please contact Margaret Bordeaux at Margaret.Bordeaux@dhhs.nc.gov if you would like to register to attend this conference.

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Jan
6
Mon
Opioid and Heroin Abuse Among Our Veterans – Online Course
Jan 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Description: This 30-minute webinar’s purpose is to discuss how the veteran population is susceptible to the dangers of prescription opioid drug abuse.

Objectives: Discuss how opioid and heroin abuse is affecting the veteran population

Speaker: Patty L Collins, MAEd, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing CPD and Student Training

Audience: The target audience will include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, EMS, law enforcement, mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, health educators, and others interested in this subject.

Available Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 0.50, CEU 1.00, ACPE 0.50, CNE Contact Hours 0.50, NCBPTE Contact Hours 0.50

Event Fees: $10.00

Opioids in the Elderly: Trends and New Guidelines – Online Course
Jan 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Description:

This 1-hour webinar’s purpose is to discuss how the elderly population is susceptible to the dangers of prescription opioid drug abuse.

Objectives:

  • Discuss recent trends in opioid prescribing and prescription opioid misuse in the United States
  • Understand age-related changes that affect pain management
  • Describe the new opioid guidelines

Speaker:

  • Jennifer Gabbard, MD

Audience:

The target audience will include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, EMS, law enforcement, mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, health educators, and others interested in this subject.

Available Credits:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 1.00
  • CEU 1.00
  • ACPE 1.00
  • CNE Contact Hours 1.00
  • NCBPTE Contact Hours 1.00

Event Fees: $10.00