Opioid overdose is a critical public health problem in Massachusetts. Last year over 1000 Massachusetts residents experienced a fatal opioid overdose. Most of these individuals had received addiction treatment services in the past but were not able to protect themselves from a fatal overdose.
This all-day workshop will introduce participants to Medication-Assisted Treatment for people with opioid use disorders. We will focus on the neurobiology of opioid addiction focusing on the brain changes resulting from long-term opioid use and the implications for addiction treatment.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the basics of neurobiology of substance abuse disorders.
- Describe the 3 types of MAT for opioid use disorders and the relative cost and benefits.
- Assist a person with opioid use disorder to make decisions about MAT.
- Understand the short and long-term benefits of MAT.
- Discuss the use of MAT wit people with co-occurring mental illness, pregnant women and other health conditions.
5.50 hours of Continuing Education will be offered for Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors, (LADC I, LADCII, and LADC Assistants, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC & CADC II), Nurses (RN/LPN), Social Workers (SW) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC). AdCare Educational Institute, Inc., is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors (NCC). AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.