Opioid Addiction, the Impacts of Overdoses, and Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

A 3 hour training event with Haner Hernandez, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LACDCI

PRESENTATION: The opioid crisis in the US has devastated individuals, families, and entire communities. While Covid-19 overshadowed the crisis, thousands of people have continued to die. This training will focus on opioid addiction and the impacts of overdoses. The participants will learn about effective treatment strategies and techniques and prevention methodologies. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the opioid crisis in the US and it’s impacts on individuals, families, and communities;
  • Describe effective and evidence-based treatments; and
  • Describe effective overdose prevention strategies and techniques.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:   Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for 30 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by working at the national, state, and local levels. He is currently a Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, with a focus on Access To Recovery (ATR), Recovery Supports, and the ten (10) Recovery Support Centers located throughout the Commonwealth. He also consults and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic ATTC. Haner earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

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Event Details

June 22, 2021
8:30 am - 11:45 am
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