Three years of the COVID-19 Pandemic: What we’ve learned, and how it can make us better at treating rural patients with SUD

Sponsor: Center on Rural Addiction: University of Vermont UVM CORA Community Rounds Workshop Series session, “Three years of the COVID-19 Pandemic: What we’ve learned, and how it can make us better at treating rural patients with SUD.” Our speaker is Dr. Sarah Jacobs, MD, MEd. This presentation will explore lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic as they relate to rural populations with substance use disorder. Learning objectives: Participants can expect 45 minutes of presentation followed… Read more »

Sex Addiction vs. Sexual Dysfunction vs. Paraphilias

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association PRESENTATION: The stigma associated with sex often causes clients and providers in substance use programming to avoid the topic, but there may be an underlying disorder in need of treatment. Without this treatment, there may be a barrier to progressing in recovery.  As a clinician, we often aren’t trained on the nuances of sexual dysfunction. We will review DSM-5 sexual dysfunctions and discuss the controversy surrounding sex addiction diagnosis…. Read more »

Save the Date – Preparing for and Delivering Value-Based Care in Rural Communities

Funding for the Northern Border Region Technical Assistance Center is provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and in coordination with the Northern Border Region Commission (NBRC)* The Northern Border Region Technical Assistance Center (NBR-TAC) is pleased to present a four-part webinar series on the journey to Value-Based Care (VBC) for rural hospitals and primary care providers/facilities (FQHC’s/RHC’s) interested in learning more about operating in a value-based care environment. This webinar is open… Read more »

Substance Use Disorder ECHO®:Fostering Connections to Drive Assessment, Treatment, & Outcomes

Sessions are scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month – October 2022 to June 2023 Sponsors: NH Institute for Health and Practice, MCD Global Health, Collaborative for Advancing Rural Excellence – Equity Only 12.2% of persons with substance use disorder (SUD) access specialty treatment. Now more than ever, ALL who work with clients and patients are needed to collaboratively treat SUD. Renew your energy and empathy by learning to build connections and meaningful relationships… Read more »

Trauma Related Disorders and Substance Use: A Review of the Unique Clinical Factors Related to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association live, in-person training October 6th & 7th, 2022 PRESENTATION: Understanding the impact of trauma is complex and can be challenging to even the most seasoned clinician.  Trauma is often an underlying factor related to many co-occurring disorders and the proper diagnosis and treatment of these complex conditions are essential for providing effective care for our clients. This course will include a review of the clinical and diagnostic factors… Read more »

Matrix Model of Treatment

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association Multi-day training live in Nashua Days 1-2 will cover the Matrix Model for Adults Day 3 will cover Individuals in the Justice System Day 4 is for Key Supervisors only. This training will provide attendees information needed to understand the components of the Matrix Program and recommendations for implementation. We will discuss how to adapt the model to specific programs needs and requirements. Mock groups, videos and more depth… Read more »

Reducing Drug Related Harm: Spotlight on Overdose and Brain Injury

This training will be HYBRID – Please choose if you’d like to attend in-person (at North Country Health Consortium in Littleton, NH) or virtually when registering. Sponsor: Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center in collaboration with New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: During this half day training session, attendees will learn more about the intersect of substance use overdoses and brain injury. Krystal Chase, LICSW CBIS, Director of Programs and Services at the… Read more »

Telehealth and Opioid Use Disorder

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System Presenter: Marla Kushner, DO Target Audience: This activity was developed to meet the needs of physicians and all interprofessional healthcare providers. This discussion is designed to promote interactivity through an informal “round table” conversation. Attendees will be given the opportunity to speak directly with the presenter to ask questions and discuss issues. For more information and to register click here Presenter: Marla Kushner, DO

Practitioner and Stakeholder Perspectives on Opioid Use and Treatment Across Rural Northern New England

Sponsor: UVM Center on Rural Addiction This presentation will explore data from UVM CORA’s Baseline Needs Assessments in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, sharing insights gathered from practitioners and stakeholders about their concerns about opioid use and their perceived barriers to and beliefs about opioid use disorder treatment. Learning objectives: Describe which substances are of highest concern to practitioners and stakeholders in rural northern New England Identify the top barriers to opioid use disorder treatment… Read more »

Opioid and Stimulant Use & Personality Disorders

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association Presentation: Personality Disorders are often regarded as difficult to treat. Adding to this, a client’s use of substances complicates both diagnosis and treatment and interferes with long term recovery. Opioid use is frequently paired with other substances of abuse and is often co-occurring with stimulants. High potency man-made Opiates are newsworthy, but we still have stimulant abuse such as Cocaine, PCP and Amphetamines to deal with…. Read more »