Family Members and Addiction Treatment Outcomes: Applying Research to Clinical Practice

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center  Family members (i.e., nuclear family, extended family, chosen family) of people with substance use disorder can positively impact addiction treatment initiation, engagement, retention, as well as sustained recovery. This training will reframe the role of family members in the lives of people with substance use disorder, highlighting the importance of family and social support in achieving optimal health outcomes. The experience of family members… Read more »

Harm Reduction for Youth

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association This training will introduce concepts and the basic principles of Harm Reduction. We will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the value in honest conversations with youth about drugs, equipping them with the skills to navigate their risks. We will have an open exploration that drug education should be scientifically accurate, honest, and shouldn’t seek to minimize or exaggerate the risks of drugs, acknowledging the fact… Read more »

Motivational Interviewing Fundamentals for Criminal Justice and Drug Court Professionals

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association Two day session November 1 & 2, 2023 This training provides learners with an introduction to Motivational interviewing and focuses on the spirit, techniques and key principles of holding a Motivational Interviewing conversation. This training is highly experiential, and learners will participate in exercises designed to illustrate the concepts described and will be given the opportunity to discuss their experience of those exercises. The goal of this… Read more »

Trans-Theoretical Model: Stages of Change

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association This training will explore the challenges faced by individuals, families and communities seeking services from the Substance Use Disorder treatment system.  Additionally, the participants will learn about the Trans-Theoretical Model of Behavior Change (Stages of Change). Participants will explore the context in which change occurs and will learn about the multiple strategies that affect, promote, and sustain change.  As a result of the training, participants will be able… Read more »

Effective Group Treatment: Leveraging CBT and MI in Telehealth Groups

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association Telehealth is proving to be sustainable and effective as treatment centers have transitioned traditional counseling services to online programs. Counselors are tasked to translate face to face skills to telehealth with limited training to recreate foundational helping. This presentation will provide counselors with the tools to create virtual counseling groups which can be applicable to various levels of care. Participants will obtain skills to enhance group cohesion… Read more »

The Evolution of Buprenorphine: Prescribing Practices and Efforts to Increase MOUD Access

Sponsor: The American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine This talk will describe the distribution of buprenorphine patient caseloads for clinicians prescribing formulations of buprenorphine indicated to treat opioid use disorder, how those caseloads evolve over time, and factors associated higher-volume buprenorphine prescribers. The presentation will also discuss implications for expanding access to medication treatment for opioid use disorder and state and federal policy efforts. At the conclusion of trhe seminar learners will be able to:… Read more »

Update on the U.S. Overdose Crisis: Which Drugs, Who is Dying, and How do we Save Lives?

Sponsor: The American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine In this talk, the presenter will review findings from national and local epidemiological studies on recent changes in U.S. overdose mortality. In recent years, overdose deaths increasingly involve polysubstance, namely opioids and stimulants. Fentanyl dominates almost everywhere, but the other specific drugs implicated vary regionally. Overdose rates are quickly rising among populations that previously had relatively low overdose mortality, including older adults, teens, Black people, and Hispanic/Latine… Read more »

Brixadi (buprenorphine-XR) for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Sponsor: The American osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine During this lecture participants will learn how to treat patients with opioid use disorder using the newly FDA-approved injectable formulation of buprenorphine, Brixadi. At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will be able to: For more information and to register click here

A Trauma Responsive Approach with Those Engaged in Drug Court

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Assocation PRESENTATION: The link between substance use and trauma is well understood. A trauma responsive approach implies a working knowledge of not only the signs and symptoms of trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, drug use/recovery, and engagement in treatment. This session will cover trauma definition and symptomology, with a special focus on critical skills and opportunities to engage drug court participants in their treatment and court plan.  OBJECTIVES:  Attendees will: … Read more »

Enhanced Care Coordination: Helping Children, Youth, and Families Impacted by Substance Misuse

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION:This 6-hour course will provide participants with an introduction to person-centered, enhanced care coordination (ECC), with a specific emphasis on families impacted by substance misuse and co-occurring challenges.  Unlike case management, ECC is a facilitated process where the coordinator partners with clients based on foundational principles such as person-centeredness, strengths-based care, and resilience. Using a mix of lecture, demonstration, video, and small group activities, participants will learn… Read more »