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 »

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… Read more »

Virtual: Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures…. Read more »

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 day training

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association A 31 hour (4-day  + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS and Julie Yerkes, MEd October 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2022 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (daily) The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services  with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce. This… Read more »

The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association Presentation: This training includes a comprehensive and detailed study of application both in documentation and treatment of the 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor. Emphasis will be on the 12 core functions, the assessments BPS and ASI, entry level diagnosis, SMART treatment planning, and exceptions to confidentiality. This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of the 12 Core Functions and the 46… Read more »

Grief After Death by Overdose: Working with Survivors

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has left many to grieve the loss of a loved one.  While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose often creates complicated and unique grieving for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving found in the literature and identified by surviving family members. This session will… Read more »

What to Say and What to Do: Working with Survivors of Trauma

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association Presentation: The impact of trauma on the survivor’s neurobiological/sympathetic nervous system response is well understood. Sensitive to this impact, an intentional and thoughtful treatment approach that recognizes previous use of substances including alcohol, opioids and stimulants is essential. Trauma responsive engagement and interviewing has the capacity to decrease or mitigate the likelihood of a stress or trauma response. This session will provide participants an opportunity to explore techniques… Read more »

Understanding Substance Use through the Lens of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: The interrelationship between substances including opioids, stimulants, alcohol, and trauma is understood. Treating substance use disorders as well as preventing lapse/relapse requires a working knowledge of not only what signs and symptoms exist with trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, coping, and client well- being. This session will cover the basics of trauma definition and symptomology, with a special focus on the impact of… Read more »

HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will: Increase knowledge level… Read more »