Upcoming Trainings & Events

Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Addiction and the Brain: A Focus on Opiates

Sponsor: Smart Recovery: Life beyond Addiction

A free prerecorded webinar -on demand

This podcast focuses on Opiates; adding awareness of the ways in which Addiction shows itself-in today’s opiate crisis, but much more broader.

To access click here

Cost:
free
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Evidence-Based Treatments for Stimulant Use Disorder - July 12, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

Evidence-based behavioral/psychosocial strategies are presented, along with pharmacotherapies currently considered promising. The basic philosophy and essential components of contingency management, cognitive behavioral therapy, community reinforcement approach, motivational interviewing and physical exercise will be described. A brief review of the research evidence of these strategies will also be provided. 

  • Compare and discuss the evidence of support for different EBPs for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the key principles and strategies involved with contingency management; and 
  • Explain how to monitor and evaluate treatment efforts.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions.

To register click here

Date:
July 12, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Stimulants 2022: Epidemiology, Effects on the Body & Brain, and Clinical Challenges - July 22, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: Methamphetamine and cocaine use rates and overdose deaths are rapidly increasing in much of the US.  Use of these drugs produce severe damage to the body and the brain.  It is important for clinicians to be aware of how the unique effects of stimulants influence the treatment needs of people in treatment.    The presentation will review the clinical challenges presented by individuals who use stimulants and current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the current epidemiology of cocaine and methamphetamine in the US;
  • Describe the most common clinical challenges in treatment people with stimulant use disorder; and
  • Review and discuss the current evidence-based practices for the treatment of individuals with stimulant use disorder.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

To register click here

Date:
July 22, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery - August 4, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

In person at NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH

This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve. It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERLindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
The Other Epidemic: Opioids 2022 - August 8, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

virtual

PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has seen significant change in the last decade with the overprescribing of prescription opioids, the transition of prescription opioid users to heroin and the infusion of fentanyl into the drug supply. These first three waves of the opioid epidemic were somewhat more predictable than what has occurred in this, the fourth wave of the opioid epidemic.  The combination of the potent opioids, fentanyl and para-fentanyl with stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamine have led to nearly a 20% increase in cocaine related deaths and a 36% increase in psychostimulant, mainly methamphetamine overdose deaths from November 2020 to November 2021. In the same 12-month period ending November 2021, there were 106,854 drug overdose deaths reported in the United States, with synthetic opioids and heroin related overdoses accounting for more than 60% of that number. The forces behind the fourth wave of the opioid epidemic are multi-faceted, including the expansive distribution of fentanyl, and para-fentanyl, the increased purity, potency, and reduced cost of methamphetamine, ultimately leading to this needless loss of life.    

In addition to the increase in overdose deaths, the increased risk for HIV, and hepatitis B and C, especially in Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID), and COVID-19 has challenged our healthcare system as never seen before.  This webinar will describe:

  • What are opioids & what do they do?
  • Where do opioids come from?
  • Why do we care?
  • Who is using them?
  • What is being done?

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Albert L. Hasson received his MSW from the UCLA, and has worked in the field of addiction medicine as a researcher, treatment provider and trainer since 1977.  He began his career working as a research associate at the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Center evaluating naltrexone for the treatment of opioid use disorders.  Mr. Hasson was the regional director for Community Health Projects opioid treatment centers (now Aegis Medical Systems) on the central coast of California from 1982-89.  Mr. Hasson participated in the development of the evidence-based Matrix Model, a cognitive behavioral intervention for the treatment of stimulant disorders, and established the Matrix Institute on Addictions, Los Angeles opioid treatment program in 1992 which serves individuals with co-occurring mental and physical health and substance use disorders.  Mr. Hasson served as the Chairman of the Board for the Matrix Institute from 1993 to 2005.  During his role as the Node Coordinator of the Pacific Region Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Clinical Trials Network, Mr. Hasson provided oversight for the development and conduct of large, multi-site clinical trials evaluating medications and behavioral therapies for substance use disorders. He has served as a project director and trainer for the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center at the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, where he provided 60+ trainings annually over the last four years, on the topics of Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, Co-Occurring Disorders, the American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria, Medications for Addiction Treatment, including training health care staff within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  Mr. Hasson recently retired from UCLA and is the Clinic Administrator for the New Life Clinic, Opioid Treatment Program located in Ukiah, California.  

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 8, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Enhancing Ethical Decision Making While Working with Clients Experiencing Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns - August 9, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

virtual

PRESENTATION: There are many times when clinical practice with clients who have lived experience with mental health and substance use concerns present unique ethical challenges.  These types of challenges are most effectively and efficiently responded to by clinical staff that understand ethical principles and decision making.  This training will provide content regarding common types of ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas.  Ethical issues that are not resolved satisfactorily by utilizing reflective practice skills and the application of professional codes of ethics coupled with a viable ethical decision-making model run the risk of not serving the best interests of all parties.  This training will provide the needed knowledge base to help clinical staff feel more confident in the decisions that they make to resolve ethical dilemmas. As a result of this training participants will:

  • Learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns;
  • Learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns;
  • Gain an awareness of how utilizing reflective practice skills will promote desired outcomes in the most ethically sound fashion that is client centered;
  • Learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns; and
  • Learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. is a Professor of Social Work and the Director of Field Education at Herzing University.  He is also professor emeritus of social work at Plymouth State University.  Dr. Meyer’s MSW is in clinical social work from Adelphi University, NY.  His doctorate is in sociology from BU specializing in organizational behavior, medical sociology and mental health.  He served as an executive administrator for social rehabilitation and was on faculty at the BU School of Medicine as a clinical instructor of psychiatry. He taught at Curry College, MA and at Roger Williams College, RI.  He provided counseling services as a LICSW in NH and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work through the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Meyer works with public and private agencies providing organizational and clinical consultation, training, program evaluation and grant writing services. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 9, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder - August 9, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures. As a result of this training, participants will be able to :

  • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder; and
  • Explain describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 9, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Integrating Non-Pharmacological Pain Planning in Primary Care

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded session – February 23, 2021

Presenter(s): Tara Nichols, DNP, ARNP, RN-BC, CCRN, CCNS, AGCNS Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Target Audience: Health care professionals (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist, and other members of the health care team).

Webinar Description: Dr. Nichols will present to Health care professionals (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist, and other members of the health care team) that manage pain how to expand options to offer people with all levels of pain but specifically chronic pain, acute on chronic pain, people with chronic opioid use and opioid use disorder. Dr. Nichols led an interprofessional team (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist and Medical Assistant) and the people they cared for in creating Comfort Bundles© by starting the conversation focused on Understanding pain and planning for comfort© to create a pain plan of medicine and non-medicine treatment options.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the non pharmacologic protocol
  • Apply the protocol to a patient to determine “Comfort Bundles© (Pharmacologic and non pharmacologic treatment combinations)
  • Create a plan of care balancing pharmacologic and non pharmacologic

Continuing Education

See details on website

To access click here

Cost:
No costs
Buprenorphine Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners: Background, Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Directions

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

To view recorded session click here

Presenter(s): Chandra Speight, PhD, RN, NP-C, CNE Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and Education in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University

Target Audience: Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and physicians, from novice to expert, in any field of practice, who are interesting in understanding factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing. The content will add to participants’ body of knowledge related to factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing by nurse practitioners. The session is unique because it offers insights on prescribing identified from individual interviews with nurse practitioners who hold buprenorphine waivers. It also offers special insight into barriers and facilitators to prescribing in rural regions.

Webinar Description: The webinar will first provide an overview of buprenorphine and its role in treating individuals living with substance use disorder. Policies affecting buprenorphine prescribing will then be reviewed, with an emphasis on the role of advanced practice providers in treating substance use disorder in rural areas and the buprenorphine prescribing policies that specifically impact their ability to prescribe. Barriers and facilitators to physician prescribing identified in the extant literature on buprenorphine prescribing will be briefly considered before the presenter shares barriers and facilitators to nurse practitioner prescribing identified in her research. The webinar will close with directions for future inquiry.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the role of buprenorphine in treating individuals living with opioid use disorder in rural regions
  • Analyze the policies that impact buprenorphine prescribing
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to buprenorphine prescribing

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Cost:
no costs
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
Opioid Use Disorder in Women

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

Live presentation on March 8, 2022; recording will be available shortly after at  PCSS website (https://bit.ly/PCSSArchive).

Presenter: Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Medical University of South Carolina  

About the webinar: Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic in the United States is a dangerous reality that affects all demographics. In this presentation, gender differences in opioid use disorders will be discussed from an epidemiologic perspective. Understanding the differences in trends by gender can help clinicians treat the patient, rather than treating the condition. Neurobiological and social determinants will also be reviewed as the differences vary greatly by gender. Finally, treatment implications will be discussed so we can better understand the impact of tailored OUD treatment.

Educational objectives:  At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Apply the epidemiologic differences in the prevalence of OUD to your practice setting. 
  • Identify the gender differences in neurobiology of OUD when treating patients. 
  • Evaluate the patient treatment outcomes based on gender.

To register click here

Target audience: Interprofessional teams, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants. The live webinar is accredited for physicians.

Cost:
no fee
Virtual: Stimulants 2022: Epidemiology, Effects on the Body & Brain, and Clinical Challenges - July 22, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: Methamphetamine and cocaine use rates and overdose deaths are rapidly increasing in much of the US.  Use of these drugs produce severe damage to the body and the brain.  It is important for clinicians to be aware of how the unique effects of stimulants influence the treatment needs of people in treatment.    The presentation will review the clinical challenges presented by individuals who use stimulants and current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the current epidemiology of cocaine and methamphetamine in the US;
  • Describe the most common clinical challenges in treatment people with stimulant use disorder; and
  • Review and discuss the current evidence-based practices for the treatment of individuals with stimulant use disorder.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

To register click here

Date:
July 22, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Families & Addiction - August 5, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

live at NH Audubon

PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop explores how the addiction of the individual affects the entire family system.  Special attention will be paid to the effects on children in the family.  Discussion will center on strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills. This workshop is preapproved for three CEs. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of addiction on the family;
  • Recognize roles within a family with addiction;
  • Identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction; and
  • Make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERLindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 5, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Virtual: Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder - August 9, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures. As a result of this training, participants will be able to :

  • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder; and
  • Explain describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 9, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Enhancing Ethical Decision Making While Working with Clients Experiencing Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns - August 9, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

virtual

PRESENTATION: There are many times when clinical practice with clients who have lived experience with mental health and substance use concerns present unique ethical challenges.  These types of challenges are most effectively and efficiently responded to by clinical staff that understand ethical principles and decision making.  This training will provide content regarding common types of ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas.  Ethical issues that are not resolved satisfactorily by utilizing reflective practice skills and the application of professional codes of ethics coupled with a viable ethical decision-making model run the risk of not serving the best interests of all parties.  This training will provide the needed knowledge base to help clinical staff feel more confident in the decisions that they make to resolve ethical dilemmas. As a result of this training participants will:

  • Learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns;
  • Learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns;
  • Gain an awareness of how utilizing reflective practice skills will promote desired outcomes in the most ethically sound fashion that is client centered;
  • Learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns; and
  • Learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. is a Professor of Social Work and the Director of Field Education at Herzing University.  He is also professor emeritus of social work at Plymouth State University.  Dr. Meyer’s MSW is in clinical social work from Adelphi University, NY.  His doctorate is in sociology from BU specializing in organizational behavior, medical sociology and mental health.  He served as an executive administrator for social rehabilitation and was on faculty at the BU School of Medicine as a clinical instructor of psychiatry. He taught at Curry College, MA and at Roger Williams College, RI.  He provided counseling services as a LICSW in NH and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work through the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Meyer works with public and private agencies providing organizational and clinical consultation, training, program evaluation and grant writing services. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 9, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
Opioid Use Disorder in Women

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

Live presentation on March 8, 2022; recording will be available shortly after at  PCSS website (https://bit.ly/PCSSArchive).

Presenter: Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Medical University of South Carolina  

About the webinar: Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic in the United States is a dangerous reality that affects all demographics. In this presentation, gender differences in opioid use disorders will be discussed from an epidemiologic perspective. Understanding the differences in trends by gender can help clinicians treat the patient, rather than treating the condition. Neurobiological and social determinants will also be reviewed as the differences vary greatly by gender. Finally, treatment implications will be discussed so we can better understand the impact of tailored OUD treatment.

Educational objectives:  At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Apply the epidemiologic differences in the prevalence of OUD to your practice setting. 
  • Identify the gender differences in neurobiology of OUD when treating patients. 
  • Evaluate the patient treatment outcomes based on gender.

To register click here

Target audience: Interprofessional teams, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants. The live webinar is accredited for physicians.

Cost:
no fee
Evidence-Based Treatments for Stimulant Use Disorder - July 12, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

Evidence-based behavioral/psychosocial strategies are presented, along with pharmacotherapies currently considered promising. The basic philosophy and essential components of contingency management, cognitive behavioral therapy, community reinforcement approach, motivational interviewing and physical exercise will be described. A brief review of the research evidence of these strategies will also be provided. 

  • Compare and discuss the evidence of support for different EBPs for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the key principles and strategies involved with contingency management; and 
  • Explain how to monitor and evaluate treatment efforts.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions.

To register click here

Date:
July 12, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Stimulants 2022: Epidemiology, Effects on the Body & Brain, and Clinical Challenges - July 22, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: Methamphetamine and cocaine use rates and overdose deaths are rapidly increasing in much of the US.  Use of these drugs produce severe damage to the body and the brain.  It is important for clinicians to be aware of how the unique effects of stimulants influence the treatment needs of people in treatment.    The presentation will review the clinical challenges presented by individuals who use stimulants and current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the current epidemiology of cocaine and methamphetamine in the US;
  • Describe the most common clinical challenges in treatment people with stimulant use disorder; and
  • Review and discuss the current evidence-based practices for the treatment of individuals with stimulant use disorder.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

To register click here

Date:
July 22, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery - August 4, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

In person at NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH

This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve. It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERLindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Families & Addiction - August 5, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

live at NH Audubon

PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop explores how the addiction of the individual affects the entire family system.  Special attention will be paid to the effects on children in the family.  Discussion will center on strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills. This workshop is preapproved for three CEs. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of addiction on the family;
  • Recognize roles within a family with addiction;
  • Identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction; and
  • Make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERLindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 5, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
The Other Epidemic: Opioids 2022 - August 8, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

virtual

PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has seen significant change in the last decade with the overprescribing of prescription opioids, the transition of prescription opioid users to heroin and the infusion of fentanyl into the drug supply. These first three waves of the opioid epidemic were somewhat more predictable than what has occurred in this, the fourth wave of the opioid epidemic.  The combination of the potent opioids, fentanyl and para-fentanyl with stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamine have led to nearly a 20% increase in cocaine related deaths and a 36% increase in psychostimulant, mainly methamphetamine overdose deaths from November 2020 to November 2021. In the same 12-month period ending November 2021, there were 106,854 drug overdose deaths reported in the United States, with synthetic opioids and heroin related overdoses accounting for more than 60% of that number. The forces behind the fourth wave of the opioid epidemic are multi-faceted, including the expansive distribution of fentanyl, and para-fentanyl, the increased purity, potency, and reduced cost of methamphetamine, ultimately leading to this needless loss of life.    

In addition to the increase in overdose deaths, the increased risk for HIV, and hepatitis B and C, especially in Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID), and COVID-19 has challenged our healthcare system as never seen before.  This webinar will describe:

  • What are opioids & what do they do?
  • Where do opioids come from?
  • Why do we care?
  • Who is using them?
  • What is being done?

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Albert L. Hasson received his MSW from the UCLA, and has worked in the field of addiction medicine as a researcher, treatment provider and trainer since 1977.  He began his career working as a research associate at the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Center evaluating naltrexone for the treatment of opioid use disorders.  Mr. Hasson was the regional director for Community Health Projects opioid treatment centers (now Aegis Medical Systems) on the central coast of California from 1982-89.  Mr. Hasson participated in the development of the evidence-based Matrix Model, a cognitive behavioral intervention for the treatment of stimulant disorders, and established the Matrix Institute on Addictions, Los Angeles opioid treatment program in 1992 which serves individuals with co-occurring mental and physical health and substance use disorders.  Mr. Hasson served as the Chairman of the Board for the Matrix Institute from 1993 to 2005.  During his role as the Node Coordinator of the Pacific Region Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Clinical Trials Network, Mr. Hasson provided oversight for the development and conduct of large, multi-site clinical trials evaluating medications and behavioral therapies for substance use disorders. He has served as a project director and trainer for the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center at the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, where he provided 60+ trainings annually over the last four years, on the topics of Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, Co-Occurring Disorders, the American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria, Medications for Addiction Treatment, including training health care staff within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  Mr. Hasson recently retired from UCLA and is the Clinic Administrator for the New Life Clinic, Opioid Treatment Program located in Ukiah, California.  

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 8, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder - August 9, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures. As a result of this training, participants will be able to :

  • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder; and
  • Explain describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 9, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Buprenorphine Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners: Background, Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Directions

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

To view recorded session click here

Presenter(s): Chandra Speight, PhD, RN, NP-C, CNE Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and Education in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University

Target Audience: Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and physicians, from novice to expert, in any field of practice, who are interesting in understanding factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing. The content will add to participants’ body of knowledge related to factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing by nurse practitioners. The session is unique because it offers insights on prescribing identified from individual interviews with nurse practitioners who hold buprenorphine waivers. It also offers special insight into barriers and facilitators to prescribing in rural regions.

Webinar Description: The webinar will first provide an overview of buprenorphine and its role in treating individuals living with substance use disorder. Policies affecting buprenorphine prescribing will then be reviewed, with an emphasis on the role of advanced practice providers in treating substance use disorder in rural areas and the buprenorphine prescribing policies that specifically impact their ability to prescribe. Barriers and facilitators to physician prescribing identified in the extant literature on buprenorphine prescribing will be briefly considered before the presenter shares barriers and facilitators to nurse practitioner prescribing identified in her research. The webinar will close with directions for future inquiry.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the role of buprenorphine in treating individuals living with opioid use disorder in rural regions
  • Analyze the policies that impact buprenorphine prescribing
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to buprenorphine prescribing

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Cost:
no costs
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
Opioid Use Disorder in Women

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

Live presentation on March 8, 2022; recording will be available shortly after at  PCSS website (https://bit.ly/PCSSArchive).

Presenter: Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Medical University of South Carolina  

About the webinar: Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic in the United States is a dangerous reality that affects all demographics. In this presentation, gender differences in opioid use disorders will be discussed from an epidemiologic perspective. Understanding the differences in trends by gender can help clinicians treat the patient, rather than treating the condition. Neurobiological and social determinants will also be reviewed as the differences vary greatly by gender. Finally, treatment implications will be discussed so we can better understand the impact of tailored OUD treatment.

Educational objectives:  At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Apply the epidemiologic differences in the prevalence of OUD to your practice setting. 
  • Identify the gender differences in neurobiology of OUD when treating patients. 
  • Evaluate the patient treatment outcomes based on gender.

To register click here

Target audience: Interprofessional teams, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants. The live webinar is accredited for physicians.

Cost:
no fee
Evidence-Based Treatments for Stimulant Use Disorder - July 12, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

Evidence-based behavioral/psychosocial strategies are presented, along with pharmacotherapies currently considered promising. The basic philosophy and essential components of contingency management, cognitive behavioral therapy, community reinforcement approach, motivational interviewing and physical exercise will be described. A brief review of the research evidence of these strategies will also be provided. 

  • Compare and discuss the evidence of support for different EBPs for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the key principles and strategies involved with contingency management; and 
  • Explain how to monitor and evaluate treatment efforts.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions.

To register click here

Date:
July 12, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Stimulants 2022: Epidemiology, Effects on the Body & Brain, and Clinical Challenges - July 22, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: Methamphetamine and cocaine use rates and overdose deaths are rapidly increasing in much of the US.  Use of these drugs produce severe damage to the body and the brain.  It is important for clinicians to be aware of how the unique effects of stimulants influence the treatment needs of people in treatment.    The presentation will review the clinical challenges presented by individuals who use stimulants and current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the current epidemiology of cocaine and methamphetamine in the US;
  • Describe the most common clinical challenges in treatment people with stimulant use disorder; and
  • Review and discuss the current evidence-based practices for the treatment of individuals with stimulant use disorder.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

To register click here

Date:
July 22, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
The Other Epidemic: Opioids 2022 - August 8, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

virtual

PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has seen significant change in the last decade with the overprescribing of prescription opioids, the transition of prescription opioid users to heroin and the infusion of fentanyl into the drug supply. These first three waves of the opioid epidemic were somewhat more predictable than what has occurred in this, the fourth wave of the opioid epidemic.  The combination of the potent opioids, fentanyl and para-fentanyl with stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamine have led to nearly a 20% increase in cocaine related deaths and a 36% increase in psychostimulant, mainly methamphetamine overdose deaths from November 2020 to November 2021. In the same 12-month period ending November 2021, there were 106,854 drug overdose deaths reported in the United States, with synthetic opioids and heroin related overdoses accounting for more than 60% of that number. The forces behind the fourth wave of the opioid epidemic are multi-faceted, including the expansive distribution of fentanyl, and para-fentanyl, the increased purity, potency, and reduced cost of methamphetamine, ultimately leading to this needless loss of life.    

In addition to the increase in overdose deaths, the increased risk for HIV, and hepatitis B and C, especially in Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID), and COVID-19 has challenged our healthcare system as never seen before.  This webinar will describe:

  • What are opioids & what do they do?
  • Where do opioids come from?
  • Why do we care?
  • Who is using them?
  • What is being done?

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Albert L. Hasson received his MSW from the UCLA, and has worked in the field of addiction medicine as a researcher, treatment provider and trainer since 1977.  He began his career working as a research associate at the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Center evaluating naltrexone for the treatment of opioid use disorders.  Mr. Hasson was the regional director for Community Health Projects opioid treatment centers (now Aegis Medical Systems) on the central coast of California from 1982-89.  Mr. Hasson participated in the development of the evidence-based Matrix Model, a cognitive behavioral intervention for the treatment of stimulant disorders, and established the Matrix Institute on Addictions, Los Angeles opioid treatment program in 1992 which serves individuals with co-occurring mental and physical health and substance use disorders.  Mr. Hasson served as the Chairman of the Board for the Matrix Institute from 1993 to 2005.  During his role as the Node Coordinator of the Pacific Region Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Clinical Trials Network, Mr. Hasson provided oversight for the development and conduct of large, multi-site clinical trials evaluating medications and behavioral therapies for substance use disorders. He has served as a project director and trainer for the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center at the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, where he provided 60+ trainings annually over the last four years, on the topics of Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, Co-Occurring Disorders, the American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria, Medications for Addiction Treatment, including training health care staff within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  Mr. Hasson recently retired from UCLA and is the Clinic Administrator for the New Life Clinic, Opioid Treatment Program located in Ukiah, California.  

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 8, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder - August 9, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures. As a result of this training, participants will be able to :

  • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder; and
  • Explain describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 9, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Buprenorphine Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners: Background, Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Directions

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

To view recorded session click here

Presenter(s): Chandra Speight, PhD, RN, NP-C, CNE Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and Education in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University

Target Audience: Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and physicians, from novice to expert, in any field of practice, who are interesting in understanding factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing. The content will add to participants’ body of knowledge related to factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing by nurse practitioners. The session is unique because it offers insights on prescribing identified from individual interviews with nurse practitioners who hold buprenorphine waivers. It also offers special insight into barriers and facilitators to prescribing in rural regions.

Webinar Description: The webinar will first provide an overview of buprenorphine and its role in treating individuals living with substance use disorder. Policies affecting buprenorphine prescribing will then be reviewed, with an emphasis on the role of advanced practice providers in treating substance use disorder in rural areas and the buprenorphine prescribing policies that specifically impact their ability to prescribe. Barriers and facilitators to physician prescribing identified in the extant literature on buprenorphine prescribing will be briefly considered before the presenter shares barriers and facilitators to nurse practitioner prescribing identified in her research. The webinar will close with directions for future inquiry.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the role of buprenorphine in treating individuals living with opioid use disorder in rural regions
  • Analyze the policies that impact buprenorphine prescribing
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to buprenorphine prescribing

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Cost:
no costs
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
Virtual: Stimulants 2022: Epidemiology, Effects on the Body & Brain, and Clinical Challenges - July 22, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: Methamphetamine and cocaine use rates and overdose deaths are rapidly increasing in much of the US.  Use of these drugs produce severe damage to the body and the brain.  It is important for clinicians to be aware of how the unique effects of stimulants influence the treatment needs of people in treatment.    The presentation will review the clinical challenges presented by individuals who use stimulants and current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the current epidemiology of cocaine and methamphetamine in the US;
  • Describe the most common clinical challenges in treatment people with stimulant use disorder; and
  • Review and discuss the current evidence-based practices for the treatment of individuals with stimulant use disorder.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

To register click here

Date:
July 22, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
The Other Epidemic: Opioids 2022 - August 8, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

virtual

PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has seen significant change in the last decade with the overprescribing of prescription opioids, the transition of prescription opioid users to heroin and the infusion of fentanyl into the drug supply. These first three waves of the opioid epidemic were somewhat more predictable than what has occurred in this, the fourth wave of the opioid epidemic.  The combination of the potent opioids, fentanyl and para-fentanyl with stimulants, including cocaine and methamphetamine have led to nearly a 20% increase in cocaine related deaths and a 36% increase in psychostimulant, mainly methamphetamine overdose deaths from November 2020 to November 2021. In the same 12-month period ending November 2021, there were 106,854 drug overdose deaths reported in the United States, with synthetic opioids and heroin related overdoses accounting for more than 60% of that number. The forces behind the fourth wave of the opioid epidemic are multi-faceted, including the expansive distribution of fentanyl, and para-fentanyl, the increased purity, potency, and reduced cost of methamphetamine, ultimately leading to this needless loss of life.    

In addition to the increase in overdose deaths, the increased risk for HIV, and hepatitis B and C, especially in Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID), and COVID-19 has challenged our healthcare system as never seen before.  This webinar will describe:

  • What are opioids & what do they do?
  • Where do opioids come from?
  • Why do we care?
  • Who is using them?
  • What is being done?

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Albert L. Hasson received his MSW from the UCLA, and has worked in the field of addiction medicine as a researcher, treatment provider and trainer since 1977.  He began his career working as a research associate at the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Center evaluating naltrexone for the treatment of opioid use disorders.  Mr. Hasson was the regional director for Community Health Projects opioid treatment centers (now Aegis Medical Systems) on the central coast of California from 1982-89.  Mr. Hasson participated in the development of the evidence-based Matrix Model, a cognitive behavioral intervention for the treatment of stimulant disorders, and established the Matrix Institute on Addictions, Los Angeles opioid treatment program in 1992 which serves individuals with co-occurring mental and physical health and substance use disorders.  Mr. Hasson served as the Chairman of the Board for the Matrix Institute from 1993 to 2005.  During his role as the Node Coordinator of the Pacific Region Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Clinical Trials Network, Mr. Hasson provided oversight for the development and conduct of large, multi-site clinical trials evaluating medications and behavioral therapies for substance use disorders. He has served as a project director and trainer for the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center at the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, where he provided 60+ trainings annually over the last four years, on the topics of Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, Co-Occurring Disorders, the American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria, Medications for Addiction Treatment, including training health care staff within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  Mr. Hasson recently retired from UCLA and is the Clinic Administrator for the New Life Clinic, Opioid Treatment Program located in Ukiah, California.  

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 8, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder - August 9, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures. As a result of this training, participants will be able to :

  • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder; and
  • Explain describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 9, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Addiction and the Brain: A Focus on Opiates

Sponsor: Smart Recovery: Life beyond Addiction

A free prerecorded webinar -on demand

This podcast focuses on Opiates; adding awareness of the ways in which Addiction shows itself-in today’s opiate crisis, but much more broader.

To access click here

Cost:
free
Buprenorphine Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners: Background, Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Directions

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

To view recorded session click here

Presenter(s): Chandra Speight, PhD, RN, NP-C, CNE Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and Education in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University

Target Audience: Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and physicians, from novice to expert, in any field of practice, who are interesting in understanding factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing. The content will add to participants’ body of knowledge related to factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing by nurse practitioners. The session is unique because it offers insights on prescribing identified from individual interviews with nurse practitioners who hold buprenorphine waivers. It also offers special insight into barriers and facilitators to prescribing in rural regions.

Webinar Description: The webinar will first provide an overview of buprenorphine and its role in treating individuals living with substance use disorder. Policies affecting buprenorphine prescribing will then be reviewed, with an emphasis on the role of advanced practice providers in treating substance use disorder in rural areas and the buprenorphine prescribing policies that specifically impact their ability to prescribe. Barriers and facilitators to physician prescribing identified in the extant literature on buprenorphine prescribing will be briefly considered before the presenter shares barriers and facilitators to nurse practitioner prescribing identified in her research. The webinar will close with directions for future inquiry.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the role of buprenorphine in treating individuals living with opioid use disorder in rural regions
  • Analyze the policies that impact buprenorphine prescribing
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to buprenorphine prescribing

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Cost:
no costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
Opioid Use Disorder in Women

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

Live presentation on March 8, 2022; recording will be available shortly after at  PCSS website (https://bit.ly/PCSSArchive).

Presenter: Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Medical University of South Carolina  

About the webinar: Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic in the United States is a dangerous reality that affects all demographics. In this presentation, gender differences in opioid use disorders will be discussed from an epidemiologic perspective. Understanding the differences in trends by gender can help clinicians treat the patient, rather than treating the condition. Neurobiological and social determinants will also be reviewed as the differences vary greatly by gender. Finally, treatment implications will be discussed so we can better understand the impact of tailored OUD treatment.

Educational objectives:  At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Apply the epidemiologic differences in the prevalence of OUD to your practice setting. 
  • Identify the gender differences in neurobiology of OUD when treating patients. 
  • Evaluate the patient treatment outcomes based on gender.

To register click here

Target audience: Interprofessional teams, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants. The live webinar is accredited for physicians.

Cost:
no fee
Virtual: Stimulants 2022: Epidemiology, Effects on the Body & Brain, and Clinical Challenges - July 22, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: Methamphetamine and cocaine use rates and overdose deaths are rapidly increasing in much of the US.  Use of these drugs produce severe damage to the body and the brain.  It is important for clinicians to be aware of how the unique effects of stimulants influence the treatment needs of people in treatment.    The presentation will review the clinical challenges presented by individuals who use stimulants and current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the current epidemiology of cocaine and methamphetamine in the US;
  • Describe the most common clinical challenges in treatment people with stimulant use disorder; and
  • Review and discuss the current evidence-based practices for the treatment of individuals with stimulant use disorder.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

To register click here

Date:
July 22, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Families & Addiction - August 5, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

live at NH Audubon

PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop explores how the addiction of the individual affects the entire family system.  Special attention will be paid to the effects on children in the family.  Discussion will center on strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills. This workshop is preapproved for three CEs. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of addiction on the family;
  • Recognize roles within a family with addiction;
  • Identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction; and
  • Make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERLindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
August 5, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
What’s in Grandma’s Medicine Cabinet? – Understanding Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults

free On-Demand training

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore substance use disorders in the older adult population, and how unique age-related physiological and social changes present unique challenges for the identification and treatment of this disorder.

Presenter:  Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

Session Length:  45 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Estimate the prevalence of substance use/misuse in older adults.
  • Understand risk factors that may influence this population’s use/misuse of substances.
  • Understand physiological differences with aging.
  • List three potential treatment approaches that are safe, effective, and tailored to the unique strengths and needs of the older adult who has a substance use disorder (SUD).

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Integrating Non-Pharmacological Pain Planning in Primary Care

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded session – February 23, 2021

Presenter(s): Tara Nichols, DNP, ARNP, RN-BC, CCRN, CCNS, AGCNS Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Target Audience: Health care professionals (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist, and other members of the health care team).

Webinar Description: Dr. Nichols will present to Health care professionals (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist, and other members of the health care team) that manage pain how to expand options to offer people with all levels of pain but specifically chronic pain, acute on chronic pain, people with chronic opioid use and opioid use disorder. Dr. Nichols led an interprofessional team (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist and Medical Assistant) and the people they cared for in creating Comfort Bundles© by starting the conversation focused on Understanding pain and planning for comfort© to create a pain plan of medicine and non-medicine treatment options.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the non pharmacologic protocol
  • Apply the protocol to a patient to determine “Comfort Bundles© (Pharmacologic and non pharmacologic treatment combinations)
  • Create a plan of care balancing pharmacologic and non pharmacologic

Continuing Education

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Cost:
No costs
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

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Cost:
No Costs
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Materials

Self-paced recorded session

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance

This workshop will explore the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of individuals with substance use concerns and its impact on their development. We will explore the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may present challenges in development. We will discuss practical, trauma-informed, outcome-driven strategies that improve the outcomes.

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological, physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
  • The attendee will learn how to describe adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress that they may encounter.
  • The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work to understand ACEs and the client’s adaptive response(s) to circumstances and toxic stress.
  • The attendee will develop and understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs that impact the client/provider dynamic does not add to the traumatic experience.

Presenters: Brandon Jones & Kelly King

To register click here

Cost:
no costs
Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity

Sponsor: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

On-Demand training expiring on Nov. 15, 2024

Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices.

Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through the process of self-evaluation using evidence-based clinical quality measures. Once practices are implemented as an everyday clinical function, it is expected that you will have achieved performance change in your practice setting.

Educational objectives of this activity: At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiology and terminology related to stimulant use
  • Describe evidence-supported behavioral interventions for treatment of stimulant use disorder
  • Identify evidence-supported medications for stimulant use disorder and compare their advantages and disadvantages
  • Demonstrate improved performance in working with patients with stimulant use disorder

Core Competencies as a result of participating in this continuing education activity: 

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment for OUDs that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity.  

Patient-Centered Care:  We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity. Patient-centered care is defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as: “helping people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of health care options.” Some questions that reflect patient-centered considerations include: (1) “Given my personal characteristics, conditions and preferences, what should I expect will happen to me?”; (2)“What are my options and what are the potential benefits and harms of those options?”; and (3) “What can I do to improve the outcomes that are most important to me?”. Consideration of patient priorities in weighing treatment options is essential to treatment success and recovery, and an integral part–along with the best research evidence and clinical expertise—of achieving high quality care and better outcomes. Patients should learn about both the efficacy and side effects of treatments and how these apply to them so they can make individualized decisions. The level of patient motivation, choice, and education about treatment options are all important factors to appropriate counseling, prescribing, adherence, and recovery. 

You must create an account to access this training.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
A Primer on Stimulant Use Disorder: A Growing Concern

On-demand, self-paced

Release date: December 1, 2021

The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2023

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore stimulant use disorders in the adult population. The neuroscience changes as a result of a SUD will be explored along with the signs and symptoms that often present with the diagnosis and potential treatment options.

Presenter: Laura G Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and risks of stimulant use disorder.
  • Discuss the neuroscience of stimulant use disorder.
  • Identify potential treatments for stimulant use disorder.

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit.

Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD.

Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:

  • Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse
  • Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services
  • Khadija Muse, HCV Outreach Manager

Targeted population to be discussed: young adults ages 18-24

Topics:

  • Behavioral Prevention
  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To access the recording click here

(Note that you must sign up for a free membership to access.)

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Demystifying HCV Treatment in At-Risk Populations

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on January 11, 2022

Part 3 of the “Myth-Busting HCV Treatment Series” explored the advances in the treatment of HCV to the clinical management of PWID and SUD and various monitoring strategies that can be used during HCV treatment and follow-up for hard-to-reach populations.

Speaker:  Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Topics:

  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To view the recording click here

Note that you will need to recreate a free membership to access.

Cost:
free
Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: A CME/CE Activity

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse

self-paced activity with CME/CE

released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023

This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners/other APRNs, and dentists engaged in the care of patients with substance use disorders.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the effects of stigmatizing language on patients with addiction.
  • Compare common terminology and assess which terms should be used or avoided and why.
  • Integrate person-first, non-stigmatizing language into everyday practice.
  • Identify terms to use and terms to avoid when speaking to patients about addiction.

To find more information and start click here

Cost:
FREE
Substance Use Disorder Case Management with Military Veterans

Sponsor: Social Work Online CE Institute

Self-paced

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) costs the United States approximately $416 billion per year in crime, lost work productivity, medical care and other social problems. In one study, the most common primary SUD problem among veteran admissions was alcohol (65.4%), followed by heroin (10.7%) and cocaine (6.2%) (SAMSHA, 2015). SUD treatment and aftercare requires case management which is frequently provided through the provision of social work case management services. This webinar will educate the participant about social work case management, benefits, most desirable treatment outcomes and associated challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Inform the participant about Substance Use Disorder (SUD).   
  • Educate the participant about social work case management, benefits, most desirable treatment outcomes and associated challenges.
  • Problem-solve several important yet intractable concerns and obstacles that surround the case management, treatment, intervention and recovery of veterans utilizing social work practice skills.

Faculty- Bradley J. Schaffer, LMSW, BCD, FSW

Dr. Bradley Schaffer retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinical social worker after 31 years. He retired as the Coordinator, Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO), Liaison, Veterans Treatment Court (VTC), VA Medical Center, and Butler, PA.  His years of VA service were primarily clinical, but he spent nearly a decade in management and social research. Dr. Schaffer has presented at numerous national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops. He published 4 book chapters and over 30 articles, all on military veterans. He is an honorably discharged U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, 1976-82. Dr. Schaffer earned his DSW at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work.

Dr. Schaffer is concurrently an Adjunct at the Edinboro University of PA, Department of Social Work, and Missouri State University. Prior, Mr. Schaffer was an Adjunct at Thiel College, Department of Sociology, California University of PA, School of Social Work, and the University of Cincinnati, School of Social Work. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work.  

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
0 - $30.00; see link above for details
Medication Assisted Treatment: The Stigma, Treatment Availability, Barriers & Strategies – Presented by the NASW New Jersey Chapter

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

The number of patients presenting with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) more specifically Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) is increasing across settings. Social workers can use existing skills to diagnose, treat and collaborate with other healthcare providers to increase access to evidence-based treatment modalities such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Faculty: Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies from Montclair State University. In 2010, Anna obtained Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Columbia University. In 2018, she obtained LCADC credential and transitioned to a leadership role as a Director of Counseling Services at an outpatient substance abuse facility in Southern New Jersey. Recently, Anna completed Executive Leadership certification program at Cornell University, New York and shifted focus to a building private practice located in Princeton where she works with adults and their families. 

Anna has been trained in several Evidence Based Treatment (EBT) modalities targeting addiction and mental health disorders: CBT for anxiety and depression at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy; CBT for OCD at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Motivational Interviewing through ASAM, Trauma and Addiction at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University, and The Gottman Method for Couples among many others. 

Over the last ten years, Anna worked across a variety of treatment settings including: partial hospital, community outpatient mental health center, Emergency Psychiatric Screening Center, integrated primary care setting with focus on developing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, ambulatory detox center, co-occurring outpatient program and private practice (including telehealth) providing services to individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders. 

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Cost:
$40.00 - $60.00 - see above link for details
NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts – this process. Youth and young adults who engage in substance misuse or suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) face additional challenges that impact their ability to successfully navigate their journey into adulthood, but social workers can be a mitigating factor for these young people. This training will provide an overview of addiction in adolescents, including information on current data and trends, co-occurring disorders, trauma, the developing brain, and effective treatment approaches.

Faculty: Samantha Kawola

Samantha Kawola, LMSW, is an LMSW charged with coordinating adolescent substance use services at the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 7 years with OASAS’ Bureau Adolescent, Women, and Family Services, she has been a key contributor to policy and program development and enactment, including writing and implementing clinical standards and guidance, establishing and overseeing recovery services for youth statewide (e.g., Youth Clubhouses, collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools), and implementing EBPs statewide. In addition, she sits on the Governor’s LGBT Task Force and is one of the agency’s subject matter experts in LGBTQ matters. Sam earned B.A. in Psychology from Siena College in 2014 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2017, the latter of which afforded her the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a residential substance use treatment facility for adolescents.

 

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Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00 - see above link for details

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What’s in Grandma’s Medicine Cabinet? – Understanding Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults

free On-Demand training

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore substance use disorders in the older adult population, and how unique age-related physiological and social changes present unique challenges for the identification and treatment of this disorder.

Presenter:  Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

Session Length:  45 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Estimate the prevalence of substance use/misuse in older adults.
  • Understand risk factors that may influence this population’s use/misuse of substances.
  • Understand physiological differences with aging.
  • List three potential treatment approaches that are safe, effective, and tailored to the unique strengths and needs of the older adult who has a substance use disorder (SUD).

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Materials

Self-paced recorded session

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance

This workshop will explore the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of individuals with substance use concerns and its impact on their development. We will explore the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may present challenges in development. We will discuss practical, trauma-informed, outcome-driven strategies that improve the outcomes.

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological, physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
  • The attendee will learn how to describe adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress that they may encounter.
  • The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work to understand ACEs and the client’s adaptive response(s) to circumstances and toxic stress.
  • The attendee will develop and understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs that impact the client/provider dynamic does not add to the traumatic experience.

Presenters: Brandon Jones & Kelly King

To register click here

Cost:
no costs
Putting Trauma-Informed Care into Practice in the Perinatal Setting- (Part 3 of 3) – Birth Trauma Mitigation and Use of the Plan of Safe Care in Supportive Communication

Self-paced available September 29, 2021 through September 29, 2024

Sponsor: Dartmouth-Hitchcock

In this 3 hour self-paced workshop, participants will expand their awareness of trauma-informed care and compassionate communication and the impact it has on caring for families in the perinatal setting. We will examine the evidence behind and foundations of the trauma-informed lens to identify the purpose for compassionate communication and equitable care, the barriers to it, and the strategies and skills needed to improve upon it. We will use real world, challenging scenarios to examine habits and build new pathways to interacting with clients and patients to effectively express compassion and improve the quality of care. The population of focus will be families affected by trauma, health inequity, perinatal substance exposure and birth trauma.

To create a log in and register click here

Farrah Sheehan Deselle, MSN, RN, IBCLC
Eat Sleep Console and Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Specialist

Learning Outcome(s)

At the end of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to design a plan of care that utilizes a trauma-informed approach when interacting with women and their families during the perinatal period.

Cost:
There is no fee for this activity, but to receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).
Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity

Sponsor: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

On-Demand training expiring on Nov. 15, 2024

Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices.

Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through the process of self-evaluation using evidence-based clinical quality measures. Once practices are implemented as an everyday clinical function, it is expected that you will have achieved performance change in your practice setting.

Educational objectives of this activity: At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiology and terminology related to stimulant use
  • Describe evidence-supported behavioral interventions for treatment of stimulant use disorder
  • Identify evidence-supported medications for stimulant use disorder and compare their advantages and disadvantages
  • Demonstrate improved performance in working with patients with stimulant use disorder

Core Competencies as a result of participating in this continuing education activity: 

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment for OUDs that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity.  

Patient-Centered Care:  We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity. Patient-centered care is defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as: “helping people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of health care options.” Some questions that reflect patient-centered considerations include: (1) “Given my personal characteristics, conditions and preferences, what should I expect will happen to me?”; (2)“What are my options and what are the potential benefits and harms of those options?”; and (3) “What can I do to improve the outcomes that are most important to me?”. Consideration of patient priorities in weighing treatment options is essential to treatment success and recovery, and an integral part–along with the best research evidence and clinical expertise—of achieving high quality care and better outcomes. Patients should learn about both the efficacy and side effects of treatments and how these apply to them so they can make individualized decisions. The level of patient motivation, choice, and education about treatment options are all important factors to appropriate counseling, prescribing, adherence, and recovery. 

You must create an account to access this training.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
A Primer on Stimulant Use Disorder: A Growing Concern

On-demand, self-paced

Release date: December 1, 2021

The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2023

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore stimulant use disorders in the adult population. The neuroscience changes as a result of a SUD will be explored along with the signs and symptoms that often present with the diagnosis and potential treatment options.

Presenter: Laura G Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and risks of stimulant use disorder.
  • Discuss the neuroscience of stimulant use disorder.
  • Identify potential treatments for stimulant use disorder.

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit.

Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD.

Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:

  • Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse
  • Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services
  • Khadija Muse, HCV Outreach Manager

Targeted population to be discussed: young adults ages 18-24

Topics:

  • Behavioral Prevention
  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To access the recording click here

(Note that you must sign up for a free membership to access.)

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Demystifying HCV Treatment in At-Risk Populations

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on January 11, 2022

Part 3 of the “Myth-Busting HCV Treatment Series” explored the advances in the treatment of HCV to the clinical management of PWID and SUD and various monitoring strategies that can be used during HCV treatment and follow-up for hard-to-reach populations.

Speaker:  Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Topics:

  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To view the recording click here

Note that you will need to recreate a free membership to access.

Cost:
free
Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: A CME/CE Activity

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse

self-paced activity with CME/CE

released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023

This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners/other APRNs, and dentists engaged in the care of patients with substance use disorders.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the effects of stigmatizing language on patients with addiction.
  • Compare common terminology and assess which terms should be used or avoided and why.
  • Integrate person-first, non-stigmatizing language into everyday practice.
  • Identify terms to use and terms to avoid when speaking to patients about addiction.

To find more information and start click here

Cost:
FREE
Medication Assisted Treatment: The Stigma, Treatment Availability, Barriers & Strategies – Presented by the NASW New Jersey Chapter

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

The number of patients presenting with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) more specifically Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) is increasing across settings. Social workers can use existing skills to diagnose, treat and collaborate with other healthcare providers to increase access to evidence-based treatment modalities such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Faculty: Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies from Montclair State University. In 2010, Anna obtained Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Columbia University. In 2018, she obtained LCADC credential and transitioned to a leadership role as a Director of Counseling Services at an outpatient substance abuse facility in Southern New Jersey. Recently, Anna completed Executive Leadership certification program at Cornell University, New York and shifted focus to a building private practice located in Princeton where she works with adults and their families. 

Anna has been trained in several Evidence Based Treatment (EBT) modalities targeting addiction and mental health disorders: CBT for anxiety and depression at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy; CBT for OCD at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Motivational Interviewing through ASAM, Trauma and Addiction at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University, and The Gottman Method for Couples among many others. 

Over the last ten years, Anna worked across a variety of treatment settings including: partial hospital, community outpatient mental health center, Emergency Psychiatric Screening Center, integrated primary care setting with focus on developing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, ambulatory detox center, co-occurring outpatient program and private practice (including telehealth) providing services to individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders. 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$40.00 - $60.00 - see above link for details
NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts – this process. Youth and young adults who engage in substance misuse or suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) face additional challenges that impact their ability to successfully navigate their journey into adulthood, but social workers can be a mitigating factor for these young people. This training will provide an overview of addiction in adolescents, including information on current data and trends, co-occurring disorders, trauma, the developing brain, and effective treatment approaches.

Faculty: Samantha Kawola

Samantha Kawola, LMSW, is an LMSW charged with coordinating adolescent substance use services at the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 7 years with OASAS’ Bureau Adolescent, Women, and Family Services, she has been a key contributor to policy and program development and enactment, including writing and implementing clinical standards and guidance, establishing and overseeing recovery services for youth statewide (e.g., Youth Clubhouses, collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools), and implementing EBPs statewide. In addition, she sits on the Governor’s LGBT Task Force and is one of the agency’s subject matter experts in LGBTQ matters. Sam earned B.A. in Psychology from Siena College in 2014 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2017, the latter of which afforded her the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a residential substance use treatment facility for adolescents.

 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00 - see above link for details
What’s in Grandma’s Medicine Cabinet? – Understanding Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults

free On-Demand training

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore substance use disorders in the older adult population, and how unique age-related physiological and social changes present unique challenges for the identification and treatment of this disorder.

Presenter:  Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

Session Length:  45 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Estimate the prevalence of substance use/misuse in older adults.
  • Understand risk factors that may influence this population’s use/misuse of substances.
  • Understand physiological differences with aging.
  • List three potential treatment approaches that are safe, effective, and tailored to the unique strengths and needs of the older adult who has a substance use disorder (SUD).

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Buprenorphine Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners: Background, Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Directions

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

To view recorded session click here

Presenter(s): Chandra Speight, PhD, RN, NP-C, CNE Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and Education in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University

Target Audience: Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and physicians, from novice to expert, in any field of practice, who are interesting in understanding factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing. The content will add to participants’ body of knowledge related to factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing by nurse practitioners. The session is unique because it offers insights on prescribing identified from individual interviews with nurse practitioners who hold buprenorphine waivers. It also offers special insight into barriers and facilitators to prescribing in rural regions.

Webinar Description: The webinar will first provide an overview of buprenorphine and its role in treating individuals living with substance use disorder. Policies affecting buprenorphine prescribing will then be reviewed, with an emphasis on the role of advanced practice providers in treating substance use disorder in rural areas and the buprenorphine prescribing policies that specifically impact their ability to prescribe. Barriers and facilitators to physician prescribing identified in the extant literature on buprenorphine prescribing will be briefly considered before the presenter shares barriers and facilitators to nurse practitioner prescribing identified in her research. The webinar will close with directions for future inquiry.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the role of buprenorphine in treating individuals living with opioid use disorder in rural regions
  • Analyze the policies that impact buprenorphine prescribing
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to buprenorphine prescribing

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Cost:
no costs
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
ED-Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder

Sponsor: The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP)

This self-paced webinar focuses on the crucial role of the emergency department (ED) in recognizing and treating opioid use disorder (OUD) patients with evidence-based medications for addiction treatment. Gail D’Onofrio, MD, discusses her pioneering work in creating the evidence for initiating ED buprenorphine treatment with ED patients presenting with opioid use disorder. Overall, the opioid epidemic intertwined with the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly escalated the need to mitigate the morbidity and mortality associated with the rising rate of fentanyl use. Data supporting the use of buprenorphine in the ED setting as well as the consequences of not initiating treatment were discussed. While the use of ED prescribed buprenorphine has increased, universal adoption has lagged. Barriers to implementation of ED buprenorphine were discussed as well as strategies to overcome these challenges. Components of successful integration of an ED program with community partnerships were outlined. Current research by emergency physicians regarding innovative strategies such as high-dose buprenorphine inductions and use of extended release 7-day formulation of buprenorphine were discussed. Initiation buprenorphine effectively, reduces withdrawal symptoms, improves adherence to treatment, and saves lives.

To view click here

Cost:
free
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Materials

Self-paced recorded session

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance

This workshop will explore the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of individuals with substance use concerns and its impact on their development. We will explore the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may present challenges in development. We will discuss practical, trauma-informed, outcome-driven strategies that improve the outcomes.

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological, physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
  • The attendee will learn how to describe adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress that they may encounter.
  • The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work to understand ACEs and the client’s adaptive response(s) to circumstances and toxic stress.
  • The attendee will develop and understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs that impact the client/provider dynamic does not add to the traumatic experience.

Presenters: Brandon Jones & Kelly King

To register click here

Cost:
no costs
Putting Trauma-Informed Care into Practice in the Perinatal Setting- (Part 3 of 3) – Birth Trauma Mitigation and Use of the Plan of Safe Care in Supportive Communication

Self-paced available September 29, 2021 through September 29, 2024

Sponsor: Dartmouth-Hitchcock

In this 3 hour self-paced workshop, participants will expand their awareness of trauma-informed care and compassionate communication and the impact it has on caring for families in the perinatal setting. We will examine the evidence behind and foundations of the trauma-informed lens to identify the purpose for compassionate communication and equitable care, the barriers to it, and the strategies and skills needed to improve upon it. We will use real world, challenging scenarios to examine habits and build new pathways to interacting with clients and patients to effectively express compassion and improve the quality of care. The population of focus will be families affected by trauma, health inequity, perinatal substance exposure and birth trauma.

To create a log in and register click here

Farrah Sheehan Deselle, MSN, RN, IBCLC
Eat Sleep Console and Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Specialist

Learning Outcome(s)

At the end of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to design a plan of care that utilizes a trauma-informed approach when interacting with women and their families during the perinatal period.

Cost:
There is no fee for this activity, but to receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).
Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity

Sponsor: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

On-Demand training expiring on Nov. 15, 2024

Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices.

Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through the process of self-evaluation using evidence-based clinical quality measures. Once practices are implemented as an everyday clinical function, it is expected that you will have achieved performance change in your practice setting.

Educational objectives of this activity: At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiology and terminology related to stimulant use
  • Describe evidence-supported behavioral interventions for treatment of stimulant use disorder
  • Identify evidence-supported medications for stimulant use disorder and compare their advantages and disadvantages
  • Demonstrate improved performance in working with patients with stimulant use disorder

Core Competencies as a result of participating in this continuing education activity: 

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment for OUDs that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity.  

Patient-Centered Care:  We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity. Patient-centered care is defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as: “helping people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of health care options.” Some questions that reflect patient-centered considerations include: (1) “Given my personal characteristics, conditions and preferences, what should I expect will happen to me?”; (2)“What are my options and what are the potential benefits and harms of those options?”; and (3) “What can I do to improve the outcomes that are most important to me?”. Consideration of patient priorities in weighing treatment options is essential to treatment success and recovery, and an integral part–along with the best research evidence and clinical expertise—of achieving high quality care and better outcomes. Patients should learn about both the efficacy and side effects of treatments and how these apply to them so they can make individualized decisions. The level of patient motivation, choice, and education about treatment options are all important factors to appropriate counseling, prescribing, adherence, and recovery. 

You must create an account to access this training.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
A Primer on Stimulant Use Disorder: A Growing Concern

On-demand, self-paced

Release date: December 1, 2021

The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2023

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore stimulant use disorders in the adult population. The neuroscience changes as a result of a SUD will be explored along with the signs and symptoms that often present with the diagnosis and potential treatment options.

Presenter: Laura G Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and risks of stimulant use disorder.
  • Discuss the neuroscience of stimulant use disorder.
  • Identify potential treatments for stimulant use disorder.

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit.

Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD.

Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:

  • Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse
  • Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services
  • Khadija Muse, HCV Outreach Manager

Targeted population to be discussed: young adults ages 18-24

Topics:

  • Behavioral Prevention
  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To access the recording click here

(Note that you must sign up for a free membership to access.)

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Demystifying HCV Treatment in At-Risk Populations

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on January 11, 2022

Part 3 of the “Myth-Busting HCV Treatment Series” explored the advances in the treatment of HCV to the clinical management of PWID and SUD and various monitoring strategies that can be used during HCV treatment and follow-up for hard-to-reach populations.

Speaker:  Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Topics:

  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To view the recording click here

Note that you will need to recreate a free membership to access.

Cost:
free
Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: A CME/CE Activity

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse

self-paced activity with CME/CE

released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023

This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners/other APRNs, and dentists engaged in the care of patients with substance use disorders.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the effects of stigmatizing language on patients with addiction.
  • Compare common terminology and assess which terms should be used or avoided and why.
  • Integrate person-first, non-stigmatizing language into everyday practice.
  • Identify terms to use and terms to avoid when speaking to patients about addiction.

To find more information and start click here

Cost:
FREE
Substance Use Disorder Case Management with Military Veterans

Sponsor: Social Work Online CE Institute

Self-paced

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) costs the United States approximately $416 billion per year in crime, lost work productivity, medical care and other social problems. In one study, the most common primary SUD problem among veteran admissions was alcohol (65.4%), followed by heroin (10.7%) and cocaine (6.2%) (SAMSHA, 2015). SUD treatment and aftercare requires case management which is frequently provided through the provision of social work case management services. This webinar will educate the participant about social work case management, benefits, most desirable treatment outcomes and associated challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Inform the participant about Substance Use Disorder (SUD).   
  • Educate the participant about social work case management, benefits, most desirable treatment outcomes and associated challenges.
  • Problem-solve several important yet intractable concerns and obstacles that surround the case management, treatment, intervention and recovery of veterans utilizing social work practice skills.

Faculty- Bradley J. Schaffer, LMSW, BCD, FSW

Dr. Bradley Schaffer retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinical social worker after 31 years. He retired as the Coordinator, Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO), Liaison, Veterans Treatment Court (VTC), VA Medical Center, and Butler, PA.  His years of VA service were primarily clinical, but he spent nearly a decade in management and social research. Dr. Schaffer has presented at numerous national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops. He published 4 book chapters and over 30 articles, all on military veterans. He is an honorably discharged U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, 1976-82. Dr. Schaffer earned his DSW at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work.

Dr. Schaffer is concurrently an Adjunct at the Edinboro University of PA, Department of Social Work, and Missouri State University. Prior, Mr. Schaffer was an Adjunct at Thiel College, Department of Sociology, California University of PA, School of Social Work, and the University of Cincinnati, School of Social Work. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work.  

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
0 - $30.00; see link above for details
Medication Assisted Treatment: The Stigma, Treatment Availability, Barriers & Strategies – Presented by the NASW New Jersey Chapter

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

The number of patients presenting with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) more specifically Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) is increasing across settings. Social workers can use existing skills to diagnose, treat and collaborate with other healthcare providers to increase access to evidence-based treatment modalities such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Faculty: Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies from Montclair State University. In 2010, Anna obtained Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Columbia University. In 2018, she obtained LCADC credential and transitioned to a leadership role as a Director of Counseling Services at an outpatient substance abuse facility in Southern New Jersey. Recently, Anna completed Executive Leadership certification program at Cornell University, New York and shifted focus to a building private practice located in Princeton where she works with adults and their families. 

Anna has been trained in several Evidence Based Treatment (EBT) modalities targeting addiction and mental health disorders: CBT for anxiety and depression at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy; CBT for OCD at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Motivational Interviewing through ASAM, Trauma and Addiction at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University, and The Gottman Method for Couples among many others. 

Over the last ten years, Anna worked across a variety of treatment settings including: partial hospital, community outpatient mental health center, Emergency Psychiatric Screening Center, integrated primary care setting with focus on developing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, ambulatory detox center, co-occurring outpatient program and private practice (including telehealth) providing services to individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders. 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$40.00 - $60.00 - see above link for details
NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts – this process. Youth and young adults who engage in substance misuse or suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) face additional challenges that impact their ability to successfully navigate their journey into adulthood, but social workers can be a mitigating factor for these young people. This training will provide an overview of addiction in adolescents, including information on current data and trends, co-occurring disorders, trauma, the developing brain, and effective treatment approaches.

Faculty: Samantha Kawola

Samantha Kawola, LMSW, is an LMSW charged with coordinating adolescent substance use services at the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 7 years with OASAS’ Bureau Adolescent, Women, and Family Services, she has been a key contributor to policy and program development and enactment, including writing and implementing clinical standards and guidance, establishing and overseeing recovery services for youth statewide (e.g., Youth Clubhouses, collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools), and implementing EBPs statewide. In addition, she sits on the Governor’s LGBT Task Force and is one of the agency’s subject matter experts in LGBTQ matters. Sam earned B.A. in Psychology from Siena College in 2014 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2017, the latter of which afforded her the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a residential substance use treatment facility for adolescents.

 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00 - see above link for details
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Materials

Self-paced recorded session

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance

This workshop will explore the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of individuals with substance use concerns and its impact on their development. We will explore the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may present challenges in development. We will discuss practical, trauma-informed, outcome-driven strategies that improve the outcomes.

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological, physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
  • The attendee will learn how to describe adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress that they may encounter.
  • The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work to understand ACEs and the client’s adaptive response(s) to circumstances and toxic stress.
  • The attendee will develop and understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs that impact the client/provider dynamic does not add to the traumatic experience.

Presenters: Brandon Jones & Kelly King

To register click here

Cost:
no costs
Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity

Sponsor: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

On-Demand training expiring on Nov. 15, 2024

Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices.

Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through the process of self-evaluation using evidence-based clinical quality measures. Once practices are implemented as an everyday clinical function, it is expected that you will have achieved performance change in your practice setting.

Educational objectives of this activity: At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiology and terminology related to stimulant use
  • Describe evidence-supported behavioral interventions for treatment of stimulant use disorder
  • Identify evidence-supported medications for stimulant use disorder and compare their advantages and disadvantages
  • Demonstrate improved performance in working with patients with stimulant use disorder

Core Competencies as a result of participating in this continuing education activity: 

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment for OUDs that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity.  

Patient-Centered Care:  We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity. Patient-centered care is defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as: “helping people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of health care options.” Some questions that reflect patient-centered considerations include: (1) “Given my personal characteristics, conditions and preferences, what should I expect will happen to me?”; (2)“What are my options and what are the potential benefits and harms of those options?”; and (3) “What can I do to improve the outcomes that are most important to me?”. Consideration of patient priorities in weighing treatment options is essential to treatment success and recovery, and an integral part–along with the best research evidence and clinical expertise—of achieving high quality care and better outcomes. Patients should learn about both the efficacy and side effects of treatments and how these apply to them so they can make individualized decisions. The level of patient motivation, choice, and education about treatment options are all important factors to appropriate counseling, prescribing, adherence, and recovery. 

You must create an account to access this training.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
A Primer on Stimulant Use Disorder: A Growing Concern

On-demand, self-paced

Release date: December 1, 2021

The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2023

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore stimulant use disorders in the adult population. The neuroscience changes as a result of a SUD will be explored along with the signs and symptoms that often present with the diagnosis and potential treatment options.

Presenter: Laura G Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and risks of stimulant use disorder.
  • Discuss the neuroscience of stimulant use disorder.
  • Identify potential treatments for stimulant use disorder.

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Demystifying HCV Treatment in At-Risk Populations

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on January 11, 2022

Part 3 of the “Myth-Busting HCV Treatment Series” explored the advances in the treatment of HCV to the clinical management of PWID and SUD and various monitoring strategies that can be used during HCV treatment and follow-up for hard-to-reach populations.

Speaker:  Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Topics:

  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To view the recording click here

Note that you will need to recreate a free membership to access.

Cost:
free
Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: A CME/CE Activity

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse

self-paced activity with CME/CE

released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023

This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners/other APRNs, and dentists engaged in the care of patients with substance use disorders.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the effects of stigmatizing language on patients with addiction.
  • Compare common terminology and assess which terms should be used or avoided and why.
  • Integrate person-first, non-stigmatizing language into everyday practice.
  • Identify terms to use and terms to avoid when speaking to patients about addiction.

To find more information and start click here

Cost:
FREE
Medication Assisted Treatment: The Stigma, Treatment Availability, Barriers & Strategies – Presented by the NASW New Jersey Chapter

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

The number of patients presenting with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) more specifically Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) is increasing across settings. Social workers can use existing skills to diagnose, treat and collaborate with other healthcare providers to increase access to evidence-based treatment modalities such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Faculty: Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies from Montclair State University. In 2010, Anna obtained Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Columbia University. In 2018, she obtained LCADC credential and transitioned to a leadership role as a Director of Counseling Services at an outpatient substance abuse facility in Southern New Jersey. Recently, Anna completed Executive Leadership certification program at Cornell University, New York and shifted focus to a building private practice located in Princeton where she works with adults and their families. 

Anna has been trained in several Evidence Based Treatment (EBT) modalities targeting addiction and mental health disorders: CBT for anxiety and depression at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy; CBT for OCD at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Motivational Interviewing through ASAM, Trauma and Addiction at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University, and The Gottman Method for Couples among many others. 

Over the last ten years, Anna worked across a variety of treatment settings including: partial hospital, community outpatient mental health center, Emergency Psychiatric Screening Center, integrated primary care setting with focus on developing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, ambulatory detox center, co-occurring outpatient program and private practice (including telehealth) providing services to individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders. 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$40.00 - $60.00 - see above link for details
NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts – this process. Youth and young adults who engage in substance misuse or suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) face additional challenges that impact their ability to successfully navigate their journey into adulthood, but social workers can be a mitigating factor for these young people. This training will provide an overview of addiction in adolescents, including information on current data and trends, co-occurring disorders, trauma, the developing brain, and effective treatment approaches.

Faculty: Samantha Kawola

Samantha Kawola, LMSW, is an LMSW charged with coordinating adolescent substance use services at the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 7 years with OASAS’ Bureau Adolescent, Women, and Family Services, she has been a key contributor to policy and program development and enactment, including writing and implementing clinical standards and guidance, establishing and overseeing recovery services for youth statewide (e.g., Youth Clubhouses, collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools), and implementing EBPs statewide. In addition, she sits on the Governor’s LGBT Task Force and is one of the agency’s subject matter experts in LGBTQ matters. Sam earned B.A. in Psychology from Siena College in 2014 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2017, the latter of which afforded her the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a residential substance use treatment facility for adolescents.

 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00 - see above link for details
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Addiction and the Brain: A Focus on Opiates

Sponsor: Smart Recovery: Life beyond Addiction

A free prerecorded webinar -on demand

This podcast focuses on Opiates; adding awareness of the ways in which Addiction shows itself-in today’s opiate crisis, but much more broader.

To access click here

Cost:
free
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity

Sponsor: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

On-Demand training expiring on Nov. 15, 2024

Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices.

Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through the process of self-evaluation using evidence-based clinical quality measures. Once practices are implemented as an everyday clinical function, it is expected that you will have achieved performance change in your practice setting.

Educational objectives of this activity: At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiology and terminology related to stimulant use
  • Describe evidence-supported behavioral interventions for treatment of stimulant use disorder
  • Identify evidence-supported medications for stimulant use disorder and compare their advantages and disadvantages
  • Demonstrate improved performance in working with patients with stimulant use disorder

Core Competencies as a result of participating in this continuing education activity: 

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment for OUDs that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity.  

Patient-Centered Care:  We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity. Patient-centered care is defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as: “helping people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of health care options.” Some questions that reflect patient-centered considerations include: (1) “Given my personal characteristics, conditions and preferences, what should I expect will happen to me?”; (2)“What are my options and what are the potential benefits and harms of those options?”; and (3) “What can I do to improve the outcomes that are most important to me?”. Consideration of patient priorities in weighing treatment options is essential to treatment success and recovery, and an integral part–along with the best research evidence and clinical expertise—of achieving high quality care and better outcomes. Patients should learn about both the efficacy and side effects of treatments and how these apply to them so they can make individualized decisions. The level of patient motivation, choice, and education about treatment options are all important factors to appropriate counseling, prescribing, adherence, and recovery. 

You must create an account to access this training.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
A Primer on Stimulant Use Disorder: A Growing Concern

On-demand, self-paced

Release date: December 1, 2021

The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2023

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore stimulant use disorders in the adult population. The neuroscience changes as a result of a SUD will be explored along with the signs and symptoms that often present with the diagnosis and potential treatment options.

Presenter: Laura G Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and risks of stimulant use disorder.
  • Discuss the neuroscience of stimulant use disorder.
  • Identify potential treatments for stimulant use disorder.

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit.

Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD.

Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:

  • Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse
  • Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services
  • Khadija Muse, HCV Outreach Manager

Targeted population to be discussed: young adults ages 18-24

Topics:

  • Behavioral Prevention
  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To access the recording click here

(Note that you must sign up for a free membership to access.)

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Demystifying HCV Treatment in At-Risk Populations

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on January 11, 2022

Part 3 of the “Myth-Busting HCV Treatment Series” explored the advances in the treatment of HCV to the clinical management of PWID and SUD and various monitoring strategies that can be used during HCV treatment and follow-up for hard-to-reach populations.

Speaker:  Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Topics:

  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To view the recording click here

Note that you will need to recreate a free membership to access.

Cost:
free
Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: A CME/CE Activity

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse

self-paced activity with CME/CE

released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023

This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners/other APRNs, and dentists engaged in the care of patients with substance use disorders.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the effects of stigmatizing language on patients with addiction.
  • Compare common terminology and assess which terms should be used or avoided and why.
  • Integrate person-first, non-stigmatizing language into everyday practice.
  • Identify terms to use and terms to avoid when speaking to patients about addiction.

To find more information and start click here

Cost:
FREE