Dealing with Loss from Overdose and Suicide: Ethical and Self-Care Implications

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This workshop will deal with the impact on friends, family members and treatment providers from the death of a client/participant from overdose and/or suicide.  It will examine the impact on treatment providers, recovery support providers and other care-givers as well as on the ethical and clinical issues to consider in providing postvention support and response. At the end of this training, participants will:

  • Participants will learn to identify similarities between the impact of suicide and overdose on family/friends, service providers and the community.
  • Participants will learn to identify their own emotional and cognitive responses to the death of a client / participant to overdose or suicide.
  • Participants will learn to identify ethical responses to family members, friends, community members and the press after the loss of a client to suicide or overdose.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center, an outpatient substance use and co-occurring disorders treatment and recovery center in the Lakes Region of NH. She has worked in program development in the area of criminal justice and trauma informed treatment, she was active in developing and administering the Recovery Court Program in Belknap Countyand in developing and implementing treatment programming for incarcerated populations. She has been a strong voice in the establishment of clinical and ethical practice standards in behavioral health on the state and national levels for over 30 years. Ms. Abikoffhas chaired the Public Policy and Ethics Committees of the NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association and the NH Providers Association and she served on the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals.  She provides training and consultation on confidentiality, professional ethics, co-occurring disorders, suicide prevention, clinical supervision, and criminal justice programming for behavioral health providers, criminal justice and healthcare programs both locally and nationally. 

Scholarships available for this session – see registration.

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Event Details

March 29, 2024
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
NHADACA Members – $65.00
Non-Members – $75.00
(see registration for scholarships available)