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 »

Alcohol Use Disorder: Our Nation’s Hidden Epidemic

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing Recovery Month provides an opportunity to discuss our nation’s hidden epidemic – alcohol use disorder (AUD). Deaths involving AUD increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest upward trend in AUD mortality. In a separate study, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that problem drinking led to… 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 »

Families & Addiction

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association live at NH Audubon PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop explores how the addiction of the individual affects the entire family system.  Special attention will be paid to the effects on children in the family.  Discussion will center on strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills. This workshop is preapproved for three CEs. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Describe the… Read more »

Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association In person at NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 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. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master… 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 »

Grief After Death by Overdose: Working with Survivors

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has left many to grieve the loss of a loved one.  While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose often creates complicated and unique grieving for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving found in the literature and identified by surviving family members. This session will… Read more »