Recovery Housing 101

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: Interested in learning more about Recovery Housing in NH? Are you in the process of opening a recovery home and would like some guidance? Do you want to know more about all of the factors that NHCORR certified recovery home operators consider and balance while operating their recovery home? As a result of this training, participants will: Demonstrate understanding of the process in which a recovery house becomes… Read more »

Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues & Stimulant Use

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Mental Health issues interact with our client’s use of Stimulants. During this training, participants will learn how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP are related to and can exacerbate mental health issues. Issues such as predisposing factors, why Stimulant can be attractive to some individuals and the evolving… Read more »

Neurobiology & Stimulant Use

Sponsored by: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Stimulant use affects the central nervous system and the entire body. During this training, participants will learn about the Pleasure and Reward neural pathways, and how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP act on specific areas of the Brain. Throughout the presentation we will elaborate on up-to-date data… Read more »

The Impact of Opioid Use and Opioid Poisoning on the Brain

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: The neurocognitive problems arising from opioid use include changes in executive functioning (planning, judgement and impulse control) along with the cognitive impact of hypoxia and anoxia, which include changes in memory, motor functioning and judgement) create significant barriers to care for people living with opioid use disorder. This 6-hour training will provide an overview of how opioid use changes the brain and effects behaviour, as well as… Read more »

Virtual: Recovery, Relapse, & The 12 Steps for Clients Struggling with Stimulant Use Disorder

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: This is a 4 hour training specific to substance abuse for Addiction Professionals, and other service providers interested in improving their skills & increasing knowledge in understanding the Disease Concept of Addiction regarding stimulant use. Participants will be provided insight conducive to introducing clients to the 12-Step Recovery Process. Professionals will also be equipped to assist clients in understanding the Physical, Mental and Spiritual aspects of addiction and… Read more »

Virtual: Stimulants 2022: Epidemiology, Effects on the Body & Brain, and Clinical Challenges

Sponsor: NHADACA PRESENTATION: Methamphetamine and cocaine use rates and overdose deaths are rapidly increasing in much of the US.  Use of these drugs produce severe damage to the body and the brain.  It is important for clinicians to be aware of how the unique effects of stimulants influence the treatment needs of people in treatment.    The presentation will review the clinical challenges presented by individuals who use stimulants and current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions…. Read more »

Dual Diagnoses of Youth Substance Use Disorders and Depression: The Nature of the Association and Treatment Implications

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association (APA) Presenter: Yifrah Kaminer, MD, MBA, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Alcohol Research Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine Target audience: Interprofessional teams, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants. The live webinar is accredited for physicians. Credit Designations Available: a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ About the webinar: This webinar will review the intersection of substance use disorders (SUD) and diagnosed depression within young people in the U.S…. Read more »

New Strategies to Help Unhoused Persons Webinar

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program This presentation offers new strategies to help unhoused persons. Dr. Richardson reviews current statistics, identifies root causes, offers a description of life without a home, highlights persons with lived experience, and discusses new strategies that work to help those struggling without a home. Learning objectives: Appreciate the status of unhoused persons in the US and its impact on rural communities. Identify root causes leading to persons being unhoused. Describe… Read more »

Being and Becoming a Rural MOUD Provider: Live Sessions (Evening)Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program

RCORP-TA is offering live Zoom sessions specifically for rural providers who are prescribing or considering prescribing medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and would like to network and have informal discussions with their rural peers throughout the country. This truly is a “come as you are” opportunity; it is ok to come late or leave early. The sessions will serve as an informal space for rural providers to give and receive peer feedback, and share their questions, challenges… Read more »

Virtual: Understanding Trauma Informed Care: A Deeper Dive

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association A 2-hour training with Dawna Jones, LCMHC, MLADC PRESENTATION: This training will present recovery support workers with an overview of the physiological and cognitive effects of trauma. We will explore ways to recognize trauma symptoms and cues, how to provide trauma informed care and ways to promote a trauma informed atmosphere within your work setting. As a result of the training, participants will be able to: Understand the long term effects of… Read more »