Prescription Pain Meds and Heroin: Understanding the Problem and Exploring Recovery Options – Nashville


Prescription Pain Meds and Heroin: Understanding the Problem and Exploring Recovery Options – Nashville
Event on 2016-08-26 08:30:00
Prescription Pain Meds and Heroin: Understanding the Problem and Exploring Recovery Options Presented by: Ed Johnson, M.Ed., MAC, LPC, CCS Course Description: Addiction is a “chronic medical condition” but does it make sense that there is only one treatment? The increase in mortality due to the misuse of prescription medications has brought new urgency to this discussion. This increase in mortality is also causing Addiction Professionals to reexamine how we define “recovery” and how we define “successful outcomes”. This session explores the specifics of Opioid Use Disorder and discusses all the various modalities and medications currently available for treatment, including abstinence based behavior modification. The issues of “pain management”, opioid dependent pregnant women and drug poisoning prevention will also be explored.   Objectives:   By the end of the training participants will be able to:  Increase understanding of the neurobiology of opioid use disorder and treatment. Become familiar with the various medications used to treat opioid use disorder.   Become familiar with the use of Naloxone and the concept of “harm reduction” in the context of opioid use disorders. Explore the efficacy of the various treatment options for opioid use disorder, including abstinence based behavior modification, COR 12 and medication assisted treatment. Explore specific treatment issues related to women who are pregnant and have opioid use disorder such as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and use of opioid medications during pregnancy. Explore personal biases regarding the use of medication in addiction treatment.   About the Presenter: Ed Johnson obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the Citadel. Since March 2010, Ed has been the Carolinas and Kentucky Program Manager for the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Southeast ATTC) located at the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. For the previous twenty years, he held various clinical positions at Charleston Center (Charleston County Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services). Starting in November 1999 he served as Program Administrator and Clinical Supervisor for the Opioid Treatment Program and Infectious Disease Service at Charleston Center. He has provided numerous trainings in the Southeast on Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care, Professional Ethics, HIV / Addiction, Opioid Use Disorders / Treatment and issues related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals and Addiction and Clinical Supervision He is currently credentialed / licensed as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), a Certified Addictions Counselor (CACII), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Training FAQ: Q – How do I get my certificate?A – ONLY names entered into eventbrite will have a certificate ready upon completion.Q – How many Contact Hours will I get?A – 6 contact hoursQ – Who has approved this training? A – NAADAC (yes), TDMHSAS (yes) and CPRS (no)Q – Is lunch Provided?A – YesQ – What should I bring?A – Bring ticket, a jacket or a sweaterQ – Are there handouts available?A – Handouts will be given out at the trainingQ – Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?A  – It is helpful for check-in, but we can check you in without it   NAADAC Accreditation: This course has been approved by TAADAS, as a NAADAC approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Counselor Skill Groups Trageted: Clinical Intake and Screening, Treatment Plan, Case Management, Counseling Services, Discharge and Continuing Care NAADAC Provider #91749,TAADAS, is responsible for all aspects of their programming.    Refunds Refunds will be issued through Eventbrite to anyone requesting a refund prior to the training. Anyone requesting a refund after the training will be issued a credit to be used for another training.

at TAADAS Offices Training Room
2nd Floor Airport Executive Plaza Building
Nashville, United States

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