Covid-19 Impact on Addiction Treatment: Survey Findings & Implications

Join a collaborative discussion between Peter Thomas, Director of Quality Assurance at NAATP, and Reyna Taylor, VP of Public Policy and Advocacy at NCBH, as they review findings from their respective COVID-19 Impact Surveys, which polled the addiction field to measure the myriad ways the pandemic has affected treatment organizations. Presenters will begin by discussing the “big picture” takeaways for treatment to date, offer detailed datapoints gathered from survey responses, and wrap up by empowering… Read more »

Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery

This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve.  It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.  Learning Objectives: describe the neurological process of addiction explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual) identify the five… Read more »

HIV Testing and Linkage to Medical Care: Increasing Access to Medical Care and Support Services in Rural Communities

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens: WORLD AIDS DAY– HIV Testing and Linkage to Medical Care: Increasing Access to Medical Care and Support Services in Rural Communities Speaker: Jean Adie, Outreach Specialist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV… Read more »

HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens: Speakers: Jess Wisocky, ARPN PrEP and HIV Medical Care Provider, & Katie Cailleach, RN Dartmouth Hitchcock, Infectious Disease Department• Topic: Medical Care- Treatment as Prevention and PrEP* :… Read more »

Ethical Considerations in Peer Assisted Recovery

This course is designed for individuals who are working as peers in offering recovery support services. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the similarities and difference between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to go about making an ethical decision. Other areas to be explored will include understanding the ethical standards for the delivery of peer recovery services in your jurisdiction as well as the possibility of… Read more »

The Twelve Core Functions- An Overview

This workshop provides an overview of the 12 core functions for substance use counselors.  It is created for new counselors working toward credentialing.  The core functions discussed will be screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation.  It will also include discussion of the related global criteria of substance use counseling. Participants will be shown the value of each function, how they are… Read more »

Alcohol Use Disorder In The Shadows: “Rethinking Drinking”

The purpose of this training is to highlight the extent of misperceptions about what constitutes “low-risk” vs. “high-risk” alcohol consumption. Make no mistake, we are in the midst of an alcohol epidemic.  And there is a strong relationship with Opioid use.  Social drinking has increased dramatically since the early 1990s, accompanied by a similar increase in problem drinking and alcohol use disorder, especially among women and minorities. The alcohol-related death rate for women increased 85%… Read more »

Art & Science of Peer Support Recovery

A 30 hour virtual training with Jim Wuelfing and Cheryle Pacapelli 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, March 22-26, 2021 This 30-hour, evidence-informed, highly interactive training for persons interested in providing recovery coaching services in a variety of service settings, is authored by several NH-based and national thought leaders in the field of peer-based recovery support services. Concepts and competencies addressed include: recovery-oriented systems of care; multiple pathways of recovery; harm reduction; and peer recovery… Read more »

New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association: HIV update for Substance Use Professionals

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 about HIV sexual transmission and prevention Increase knowledge… Read more »

HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens: Speaker: Ryan Fowler, CRSW, Harm Reduction Coordinator at HIV/HCV Resource Center (H2RC) in Lebanon NH • Topic: Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) and Syringe Disposal: Naloxone Availability and Harm Reduction… Read more »