Opioid Use & Co-Occurring Disorders

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Opioid use has changes dramatically in the past few years with prescription abuse and availability driving a wave of new addictions in individuals who would not have been previously vulnerable. High potency man-made opiates such as Fentanyl and Carfentanyl are increasingly available and astonishingly dangerous. This training is designed to address clients with mental health diagnoses and that are using Opioids.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specifically to the opioid using population.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review several aftercare models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in individuals with multiple diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: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 was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

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Event Details

December 9, 2022
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
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