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Opiate Use During Pregnancy: The Short and Long-Term Effects on Women, Babies, and Children

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Marylou Behnke, Dr. Dikea (Kay) Roussos-Ross, Dr. Tamara Duckworth Warner



Event Date: 06-27-2012

Event Description: Medical and developmental consequences resulting from prenatal substance abuse cause significant clinical and social problems. Experts who deal with these issues in neonatal intensive care units will identify with specific problems related to maternal substance abuse and present evidence of the costs associated with the treatment of drug exposed infants. Both short-term and long-term impacts will be discussed, along with recommendations for preventing the mental, physical and psychological problems seen as these infants grow to adulthood.

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Substance Abuse And Older Persons: Theres No Way Grandma is a Dope Fiend!

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Ken Brummel-Smith



Event Date: 06-25-2012

Event Description: This webinar addresses special aspects in recognizing and caring for older persons with substance abuse problems. It will emphasize the importance of using standardized screening measures that are geriatric-specific, the prevalence of substance abuse problems, inter-professional care, and challenges in dealing with this population.

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Avatar Assisted Therapy

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dick Dillon



Event Date: 06-13-2012

Event Description: Avatar Assisted Therapy is an exciting and innovative method of delivering counseling services which transcends multiple obstacles to accessing treatment services. Utilizing high-quality online gaming development tools, secure virtual space is created in which professionals, consumers, and family can meet and engage in educational and counseling activities. Because users are connected via internet, they can meet together in real time, regardless of their physical (geographical location). This makes it possible for participants to be fully involved despite distance, transportation limitations, physical handicaps, or fear of stigma. The realism that is inherent in 3D virtual worlds is the result of years of investment and development by private game manufacturers for commercial multi-player online games. This technology has been adapted for more serious pursuits, and pilot projects using virtual worlds for addiction counseling have been in operation for over three years. This webina

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Vivitrol: A Medicated Assisted Treatment Evidence- Based Practice

Presented By:
Dr. Paul Earley



Event Date: 06-11-2012

Event Description: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based practice that combines pharmacological interventions with substance abuse counseling and social support. The results of implementing MAT with Vivitrol have been significant. Clients receiving Vivitrol injections have reported: reduced drinking days, continuation of treatment, increased independent living, improved employment, and decreased recidivism. Additionally, the reliance on costly services has been reduced, as well as the cost for treatment. With such strong results, the Department?

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Medication Assisted Therapy and Pregnancy

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Jason Fields



Event Date: 05-31-2012

Event Description: There is a growing number of pregnant women addicted to opiates, particularly prescription pain pills like oxycodone or vicodin. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) using methadone as the standard of care for pregnant opiate dependent women. If opiate dependent pregnant women continue to use opiates during their pregnancy, the risk of fetal and maternal complications rises. MAT is an important service needed for optimal care of the pregnant opioid dependent patient. It is important that MAT be coordinated with the client's OB GYN. MAT has been shown to result in longer durations of maternal drug abstinence, better obstetrical care compliance, reductions in fetal illicit drug exposure, and enhanced neonatal outcomes. This webinar will focus on the use of MAT with pregnant women.

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Medication Assisted Therapy 101

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Dr. Michael Sheehan



Event Date: 05-17-2012

Event Description: Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, combined with counseling, to treat substance use disorders. Research has proven the effectiveness of MAT and addiction treatment experts endorse it, but a variety of barriers have prevented the widespread use of MAT. These include a lack of financing for medication, insufficient organizational infrastructure to deliver medication, state and county funding and regulatory obstacles, physician training and certification, staff and client resistance, and community attitudes. The focus of the webinar is to discuss MAT and how MAT is used.

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Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Recovery Coaches

2.0 CEU/Contact Hours Available

Presented By:
Donna Johnson



Event Date: 03-22-2012

Event Description: Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) are networks of resources and services mobilized to sustain long-term recovery for individuals impacted by substance use disorders. These concepts are developed by William White at Chestnut Health Services. This webinar also reframes the concept of addiction in that if we believed that addiction was a chronic disorder we would not provide care in its current format. This webinar will look at ways to reframe the process.

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