Substance Use Disorders and Stigma: Research, Racial Disparities and Promising Approaches

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), substance use disorder (SUD) is one of the most stigmatized psychiatric conditions worldwide. In 2018, 16 percent of individuals with a SUD did not seek treatment because they worried that it would have a negative impact on their employment; and approximately 15 percent felt it would impact their community’s view of them. This stigma leads to discrimination in health care, criminal justice, employment, child custody, and housing, especially… Read more »

RECOVERY FRIENDLY EMPLOYER VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM

Employers all across the country are contending with more and more employees who struggle with drug & alcohol issues while at work. During this virtual symposium you will learn strategies to reduce costs related to employee substance use and addiction, become more supportive of employees with these issues, and specific strategies to create a recovery-friendly culture to benefit both employees and your business. Statewide speakers will present on various topics of concern to all employers… Read more »

Communicate Effectively

Join us for this 2 Hour Workshop! Whether you’re giving a presentation, speaking in front of a team, or just want to have better one-on-one dialogue, it’s important to know what you want to convey, and how. This course helps you become a more effective communicator by teaching you to build rapport and positive relationships, become a better listener, honor diversity, and adapt your message for your audience. Register

Serving LGBTQ Adolescents

More and more, today’s youth are openly self-identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, questioning their sexuality and gender identity, Intersex, Asexual, Two-spirited (LGBTQIA2+). Though recently there has been a lot of dialogue regarding systemic oppression and other traumas based on culture and race and over the past ten years significant inroads have been made to increase awareness and competency in matters of culture and race, LGBTQIA2+ youth are oftentimes overlooked or excluded from the discussion…. Read more »

Covid-19 Impact on Addiction Treatment: Survey Findings & Implications

Join a collaborative discussion between Peter Thomas, Director of Quality Assurance at NAATP, and Reyna Taylor, VP of Public Policy and Advocacy at NCBH, as they review findings from their respective COVID-19 Impact Surveys, which polled the addiction field to measure the myriad ways the pandemic has affected treatment organizations. Presenters will begin by discussing the “big picture” takeaways for treatment to date, offer detailed datapoints gathered from survey responses, and wrap up by empowering… Read more »

Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery

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.  Learning Objectives: describe the neurological process of addiction explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual) identify the five… Read more »

HIV Testing and Linkage to Medical Care: Increasing Access to Medical Care and Support Services in Rural Communities

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens: WORLD AIDS DAY– HIV Testing and Linkage to Medical Care: Increasing Access to Medical Care and Support Services in Rural Communities Speaker: Jean Adie, Outreach Specialist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV… Read more »

HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens: Speakers: Jess Wisocky, ARPN PrEP and HIV Medical Care Provider, & Katie Cailleach, RN Dartmouth Hitchcock, Infectious Disease Department• Topic: Medical Care- Treatment as Prevention and PrEP* :… Read more »

Ethical Considerations in Peer Assisted Recovery

This course is designed for individuals who are working as peers in offering recovery support services. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the similarities and difference between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to go about making an ethical decision. Other areas to be explored will include understanding the ethical standards for the delivery of peer recovery services in your jurisdiction as well as the possibility of… Read more »

The Twelve Core Functions- An Overview

This workshop provides an overview of the 12 core functions for substance use counselors.  It is created for new counselors working toward credentialing.  The core functions discussed will be screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation.  It will also include discussion of the related global criteria of substance use counseling. Participants will be shown the value of each function, how they are… Read more »