Introductory/Refresher Virtual YSBIRT Training

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing If you are an administrator or clinician who is new to YSBIRT or looking for a refresher, this three-hour training is just for you. Participants will learn: 1. How YSBIRT fits in the context of health and providing whole-person, integrated and trauma informed systems of care. 2. The use of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents to identify risk levels of alcohol and drug use. 3. The role of brief… Read more »

MOUD in Recovery Housing: An Exemplary Case Study of Implementing Holistic Care in Indiana

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System Despite significant evidence of their effectiveness and efficacy, individuals across the country are still facing barriers to care associated with the stigma surrounding medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). One recent peer-reviewed study found that of 360 facilities supporting individuals with opioid-related needs, one fourth were unwilling to serve individuals receiving MOUD (Kepple et al., 2019). For those seeking recovery housing, this unwillingness can mean choosing between their life-saving medications… Read more »

Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder in Patients with Liver Disease: Leveraging an Underutilized Tool

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing Mortality due to alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) has risen steadily over the past two decades, with a sharp increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, 46% of liver disease deaths among people ages 12 and older involved alcohol. Despite alcohol’s role in liver disease deaths, medication treatments for alcohol use disorder (MAUD) are rarely used in patients with ALD, in part because of stigma, limited data on effectiveness, and… Read more »

 Intersectional Stigma: Impacts of stigma due to substance use, HIV, and other intersections

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center Speaker: Suzan M. Walters, PhD (she/her)Assistant ProfessorCenter for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy (COEP)Department of Population HealthNYU Grossman School of Medicine Dr. Walters will explain how intersectionality is a critical theory, method, and praxis that accounts for how interlocking systems of oppression affect individual and group experiences and health outcomes. She will give an overview of stigma and intersectional stigma, then home in on how intersectional stigma impacts substance… Read more »

Preparing for the Pride ParTy: Addressing Club Drugs (Part of Addressing SUD in Gender and Sexually Diverse (GSD) Patients) – CEU’s

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training & Technical Assistance Boston Medical Center This one-hour course will review current epidemiological trends related to club or party drug consumption for gender and sexuality diverse people. There will be a brief overview of the types and classes of drugs consumed in club and party settings by GSD populations. Signs of intoxication, dependence, withdrawal, and crash will be reviewed as well as harm reduction strategies for patients using club… Read more »

Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) Exam Review for RNs/APRNs (Part 2 of 2) – CEU’s

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance Boston Medical Center This training is meant for Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) working in the addiction field who are interested in becoming Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) or a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice (CARN-AP). The course is intended to support nurses studying for the certification exam by reviewing content covered in the exam and providing additional educational resources… Read more »

The Fundamentals of Wound Care – CEU’s

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits. Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance Description This training is designed to equip addiction medical treatment teams with the basics of wound assessment and treatment. Topics covered include assessment of wound tissue type, drainage, cleansing, dressing supplies, special considerations for loop drains, and xylazine-related wounds. NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A… Read more »

Rethinking Drinking: When the Bar’s the Place to Be – CEU’s

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS) Description This one-hour course will review current epidemiological trends related to alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorder among gender and sexuality diverse (GSD) people. Contributing factors to higher rates of alcohol use disorder (AUD) among GSD populations will be reviewed through a minority stress framework for participants. The course will also review strategies for improving… Read more »

The Greatest LGBTQ+ Health Issue of All Time: Commercial Tobacco – CEU’s

Sponsors: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS) This one-hour course will review current epidemiological trends related to smoking and tobacco/nicotine use disorder among gender and sexuality diverse people. Contributing factors to higher rates of combustible cigarette and electronic cigarette consumption will be reviewed through a minority stress framework. The course will review strategies for improving cultural responsiveness for GSD populations to increase… Read more »

Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC) Description This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine. NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional… Read more »