National Rural Substance Use Disorder Health Equity and Stigma Summit

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Technical Assistance Registration is open.  The event will focus on the challenges that are brought on by substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) and equip rural providers, community-based organizations, and other recovery champions with actionable strategies and information on how to successfully address barriers to those seeking SUD/OUD care. This event is supported by the University of Rochester RCOE, one of three FORHP-funded RCORP-Rural Centers… Read more »

Closing Pandora’s Box: Applying Opioid Stewardship to Promote Safe Storage, Handling, and Disposal Practices

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System Presenters:  Elizabeth Skoy, PharmD, RPh, School of Pharmacy, North Dakota State University Tanya Uritsky, PharmD, CPE, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Target audience: administrative staff, dentists, family and patients, interprofessional teams, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physician assistants, physicians, social workers, students and educators Webinar description: This session aims to improve participants’ ability to work as part of an interprofessional healthcare team in driving an effective opioid stewardship program that promotes the… Read more »

National Rural Substance Use Disorder Health Equity and Stigma Summit Sponsor: Center on Rural Addiction University of Vermont The University of Rochester Recovery Center of Excellence will hold a Rural Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Health Equity and Stigma Summit in May 2022 to discuss stigma associated with SUD and examine the many challenges created by stigma that impede efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Focus will be on rural communities where limited resources, fewer providers and… Read more »

Alcohol Use Disorder in the Primary Care Setting: Best Practices for Rural Communities

Sponsor: Center on Rural Addiction University of Vermont Presenters:Tina Christine Chasek, PhDJohn Brooklyn, MDDenise O’Connel, MSW Mary Lindsey Smith, PhD, MSW This Community Rounds panel presentation will focus on treating alcohol use disorder (AUD) in rural primary care settings. Our panel will address the extent of rural alcohol use, specific rural barriers to treatment, clinical management of alcohol use disorders, and best practices for treatment program design. Learning Objectives: Understand the importance of screening in novel… Read more »

Virtual: Best Practices in Addictions Care for LGBTQIA+ Communities

Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium in collaboration with New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association A 2-hour training with Alex Kouroghlian, MD, MSc., MPH PRESENTATION: LGBTQIA+ populations have disproportionately high prevalence of substance use disorders compared with the general population as a consequence of pervasive minority stress occurring in stigma-related discrimination and victimization. As a result of attending this session, participants will identify best-practice strategies to address substance use disorders in the LGBTQIA+ community.  Learning… Read more »

Opioid Use Disorder in Women

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association Live presentation on March 8, 2022; recording will be available shortly after at  PCSS website (https://bit.ly/PCSSArchive). Presenter: Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Medical University of South Carolina   About the webinar: Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic in the United States is a dangerous reality that affects all demographics. In this presentation, gender differences in opioid use disorders will be discussed from an epidemiologic perspective. Understanding the differences in… Read more »

Opioid Use Disorder in Women

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association Live presentation on March 8, 2022; recording will be available shortly after at  PCSS website (https://bit.ly/PCSSArchive). Tuesday | March 8, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET   Presenter: Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Medical University of South Carolina   About the webinar: Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic in the United States is a dangerous reality that affects all demographics. In this presentation, gender differences in opioid… Read more »

Virtual: Engaging with Individuals Re-entering from Prisons and Jails

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: People with SUDs and mental health challenges are disproportionately over represented in prisons and jails across the US and over 95% of them are going to be released after they serve their sentences.  This training will focus on the clinical and social needs of said individuals and will delineate effective re-entry and treatment strategies and techniques. As a result of the training, participants will be able to:… Read more »

Addressing OUD in BIPOC Communities Part 1: Treatment and Recovery for African American Communities

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing Between 2018 and 2019, the rate of opioid-related deaths among African Americans increased by 38%. Despite rising rates of drug overdoses in African American communities, attention to the drug overdose crisis and opioid epidemic has largely focused on White suburban and rural communities. Part 1 of this three-part webinar series will address the unique challenges and social determinants that hinder access to quality care for many African Americans. We… Read more »

An Update on Racial Disparities in the Course of Illness, Treatment and Recovery for Substance Use Disorder

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing Although we have seen gains in the equity of treatment for alcohol use disorder, racial disparities across the continuum of opioid use disorder treatment still widely exist. Black Americans in particular, suffer a disproportionate burden of health and social consequences despite having a lower or equivalent prevalence of substance use. But why do these disparities still persist, and how can we use recovery science to dismantle racial health inequities?… Read more »