New Substances of Abuse

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is designed for clinicians at any skill level to explore and understand the changing nature of chemicals of addiction. New substances of abuse are being created, changed, marketed and promoted to us every day. We are inundated with new kinds of drugs, both prescription and illicit and new combinations that are making headlines. Fentanyl is causing a surge in overdoses and fatalities and newer and deadlier formulations of opiates are overwhelming treatment centers and ER’s. We will review the most commonly reported drugs being abused and will explore what new chemicals may be showing up in the coming months and years.

Participants will:

  • Learn the newest substances being reported, and how they work in the body.
  • Learn what new substances may start making inroads as recreational drugs.
  • Share their own experiences in their particular communities in their clinical areas
  • Will describe the areas they have the most concerns with.
  • Explore how they can educate and support their clients’ recovery based on how these substances affect them.

Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director of the ASIST program for Family Reentry in New Haven, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is on the faculty of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 19 years teaching on neurobiology, recovery issues and ethics. With Clinical and Administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. Joseph is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.

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Event Details

October 20, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
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