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 »

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 »