Neurobiology of Addiction

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION:This training is designed to advance our understanding of the biological components of addiction. It addresses both chemical addictions and behavior addictions such as gambling and social media. It is appropriate for clinicians, preventions specialists and administrative staff. The most up to date research and information available will help us to not only understand addiction but inform our plans for recovery, and educate our clients. New chemicals… 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

Xylazine – An Introduction to a New Drug

Sponsor: The American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine This lecture will discuss xylazine contamination in the current opioids. Xylazine history, pharmacology, clinical effects, and epidemiology will be discussed. Xylazine’s contribution to the opioid epidemic, withdrawal, and treatment of patients with OUD will be reviewed. At the conclusion of the seminar learners will be able to: For more information and to register click here

Operationalizing a Definition of Precipitated Withdrawal and the Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Elimination of Illicitly Manufactured Fentanyl

Sponsor: The American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine Kelly Dunn, PhD, MBA This webinar will discuss challenges of illicit fentanyl consumption. The data presented will discuss a recent operational definition of precipitated opioid withdrawal, drawn from an empirical study, and will introduce how the unique absorption, distribution, metabolization, and excretion of fentanyl may be contributing to fentanyl’s unique profile of effects in patients. Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the seminar learners will be able… Read more »

HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & 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: ABOUT THE PRESENTER: James… Read more »

Using the Skills System for Emotional Regulation in Substance Use Recovery

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: Regulating emotions is a critical component of substance use recovery. The Skills System is a structured, goal-centered set of tools accessible to people with all learning styles. It is a simplified version of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Many people in recovery have learning challenges or their brain is still recovering from a substance making learning complex information difficult. The skills also teach the basic tools of connection with… Read more »

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 »

Adolescent Development and Substance Use Disorders

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION:Adolescent development is a period of time where physical, emotional and social development, hormonal changes and brain development is rapidly occurring. This often is a very stressful time for youth. The youth’s peer group, family and/or socioeconomic issues or undiagnosed mental health issues may cause feelings of insecurity/instability and youth seeking a sense of grounding and stabilization.  This may lead to substance use as a coping mechanism. … 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. This course will use a mix of lecture, demonstration, video, and small group activities. Using… Read more »