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Opioids Then and Now
February 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$99
Instructor: Ana Guerra, LCSW, LPC, LCADC, CCS
As the rates of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) have increased, so has the need for a collaborative response to the crisis. This course identifies factors that contributed to the escalation of opioid use in order to put the scope of the problem in perspective. Participants will learn about the physiological effects of opioids including Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and the long-term effects on children. Participants will review evidence-based practices for treating OUD. This includes a thorough assessment based on DSM-5 criteria through a trauma-informed lens. The benefits and misconceptions of pharmacotherapy (Medication Assisted Treatment) will be explored along the continuum of care. Since getting or staying clean is not the only hurdle, participants will examine barriers, prevention strategies, opioid diversion activities and efforts to combat them.
CE Credits: 6 Clinical